Dream Backyard

Jan 19, 2022 | Outdoor Living

How to Build a Dream Backyard

Building your dream backyard takes time, and there are many different aspects to look at. Today, we will focus on different things to think about for your backyard and how they can fit your needs.


Does your Dream Backyard Include a Deck, Patio, or Both?

It may be best to start out with thinking about weather you prefer to have a deck, patio, or a combination of both in your backyard. Both areas can allow for gatherings and family fun, but they both just have different looks and uses to them. For a bigger backyard, you can think about having a deck that leads to a patio to be able to have both areas. A deck is usually directly attached to the house and a patio is more freestanding and usually can be placed wherever you may please.


Do you Imagine your Backyard with a Fence?

If so, which kind of fence?

Next, it is time to think about your fencing needs. Sometimes, especially with bigger backyards, people tend to like them enclosed. Also with dogs, little children, or even just for looks, people tend to install fences. If you really went big and got a tennis court installed, you’ll really need a fence!

For whatever reason you may want your fence installed, there are many options to choose from. There is vinyl fencing, wood fencing (which tends to be the most common fence), chain link fencing and aluminum fencing. All of these fences may seem to serve the same purpose, but each of them have a different look and can add a different feel to your home.



In conclusion, your dream backyard may take time to plan out and although there is more to it than deciding on a deck, patio, and fence, that is a great place to start when designing. We hope these ideas helped to inform you on what to think about in your backyard and encourages you to start thinking through how you imagine yours.


For help with your own backyard building a fencing, deck, and other installations contact Excel Fencing and Decking at 410-803-9499.