Outdoor Renovation Ideas for Your Backyard

Nothing beats the summertime. Barbecues, bocce ball, Budweiser and just bumming it on those warm weekend days. But if you think about it more closely, all those “b” words have one thing in common, and it just so happens to also start with the same letter:


Of course, they all take place in your backyard!


In other words, to really optimize on those summer activities that you know and love to pursue, you’re going to want to make sure the backyard is in tip-top shape. Maybe it’s been a few years since you thought about giving it a little spruce up? Well, now is as good a time as ever to get it looking great again!

Here are a few ways in which you can update your outdoor area. Don’t forget, when you need to pick materials up at the hardware store around Langhorne, PA, we have just about everything you’ll need.


Shabby Rustic Patio


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Your patio is important because it acts as the extension—the limbo, if you will—between your indoor space and lush green yard. With just a little bit of extra effort, you can build something beautiful that will have your friends and family doing the limbo out there the whole day through! (Just make sure grandma doesn’t break her back…)


Go for a rustic look by installing old salvaged wooden shutters on the outside of the windows, painted wicker chairs, barrel or old shipping box tabletops, and a vintage bathtub flower pot. Lay it all on top of classic light bricks to bring your rustic patio together. We’ll provide you with the materials you need!


Outdoor Kitchen and Bar


If you want to get the outdoor kitchen right, it’s going to be all about the stainless steel appliances and the canopy over which they sit. The key to success is making things modular. The layout also matters a lot! If you’re looking for a classy feel that still pays homage to the outdoors, consider granite countertops. We’ll supply the materials for a stacked stone foundation that the granite can be placed upon.


Grilling Area


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There is nothing much more quintessential to the American backyard than the barbecuing/grilling area. Build a whole station near your new patio that includes lots of counter space. You’ll be glad you did when you’re not running back and forth between the kitchen and the barbecue all afternoon. Pro tip: Make some space for a mini fridge to store the perishable grill-ables! If you want to get really hardcore, build a little nook under the stone countertop for storing firewood. Want to build a canopy over head? We have you covered on lumber and other building materials!


We’re confident that you’ll be able to create one rocking backyard area this summer. After that, the really difficult part will be leaving to go back inside.


And as always, we have you covered on the lumber and building supply needs for your Princeton, NJ area home. Happy building, and cheers to the summer to come!