Elevate Your Outdoor Living: Tips for a Perfect Summer Backyard



June marks the start of long sunny days and balmy evenings, making it the perfect time to focus on your outdoor living spaces. At Taylor Exteriors and Construction, we’re passionate about creating beautiful, functional outdoor areas that extend your living space and enhance your summer experience. Here are some tips to elevate your backyard into the perfect summer retreat.

1. Designing a Comfortable Patio or Deck:

Your patio or deck is the foundation of your outdoor living area. Consider materials that are both stylish and durable, like composite decking or natural stone. Add an outdoor rug, comfortable seating, and a few accent tables to make the space inviting.

2. Creating Shade and Shelter:

To enjoy your backyard even on the hottest days, incorporate elements that provide shade. This could be a pergola, a gazebo, or a large umbrella. These features not only offer relief from the sun but also add to the aesthetic of your space.

3. Outdoor Kitchens and Barbecues:

If you love cooking and entertaining, an outdoor kitchen or barbecue is a must. Equip it with a grill, a small fridge, and storage space. A well-designed outdoor cooking area can transform your backyard into the ultimate summer entertainment zone.

4. Fire Pits and Fireplaces:

A fire pit or outdoor fireplace creates a cozy focal point and gathering place. It’s perfect for extending your outdoor enjoyment into the cooler evenings and adds a touch of ambiance.

5. Landscaping for Privacy and Beauty:

Use landscaping to create a private oasis. Plant hedges, flowering shrubs, or install a vertical garden. Consider adding a water feature like a fountain or a small pond for a tranquil atmosphere.

6. Outdoor Lighting:

Good lighting can transform your outdoor space at night. String lights, lanterns, and LED spotlights can illuminate your patio or deck, making it perfect for evening relaxation and gatherings.

7. Fun and Games:

For families, consider designating a space for outdoor games like cornhole or a sandbox for the kids. These additions ensure that everyone has a spot to enjoy in the backyard.


Your backyard has the potential to be your favorite summer spot. With the right design elements, it can be a place for relaxation, entertainment, and making memories. At Taylor Exteriors and Construction, we're here to help bring your dream backyard to life, ensuring your summer days and nights are as enjoyable as possible.

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