9 Trendy Backyard Ideas

“You can journey to the ends of the earth in search of success, but if you’re lucky, you will discover happiness in your own backyard.” — Russell Conwell. And you can find happiness in your backyard. All you need to do is make it happen! Here are nine trendy backyard ideas to help you create your dream backyard. 

Outdoor Kitchen

A huge outdoor trend happening right now is creating outdoor kitchens. This is a great place to hang out with family and friends over the cool and warm months. You can keep it simple with just a grill and some seating, or you can go all out and create a prep station, bar and more. If you want to learn how to make the ultimate outdoor kitchen, check out this guide

Play Zone

If you have children, a backyard trend you may want to implement is a play zone. From installing a jungle gym to creating a backyard stage, there are many different play ideas you can build. We recommend going with your child’s personality and choosing from there. 

Garden Area

For homeowners who have a green thumb and love fresh fruits and vegetables, you need to create a garden area. You can build raised boxes, have flower pots or plant them straight into the ground. Before making your garden, we recommend learning about how to start a garden and how to maintain it. You will also want to check to see what grows in what season. Before you know it, you will have your own little farm!

Relaxation Zone

Who doesn’t like to relax? And the perfect place to do so is in the comfort of your backyard. Many homeowners are creating designated relaxation zones in their backyards. Some features may include lighting, an outdoor stereo, hammock or comfortable seating and anything else you need to relax.

She Shed

A few years ago, she sheds started to pop up everywhere in homeowners’ backyards. And they are not going away any time soon. Your she shed can be anything you want it to be — crafting station, gardening shed, art studio or a bar are just a few options. If you want to create the ultimate she shed, check out this guide


Create the perfect place to relax in your backyard by building a deck or patio. It’s the perfect spot to add chairs, tables, grill, toys and more. If you have a deck and need to know how to care for it, check out this guideValor Home Services can help you build, inspect, repair and maintain your deck. For more information, give us a call

Pool Area

In the United States, about 10.4 million houses have a swimming pool in their backyard. It is a common exterior home improvement project that homeowners add to their property. It’s a great way to not only add entertainment but increase the value of your home too. Once you add your pool, check out this guide on how to maintain it


Do you want additional shade plus a hang-out area, you want to consider building a pergola. A pergola is a built-on shaded area that people place over porches and patios. It adds an eye-catching architectural element as well as privacy. If you plan on creating a pergola, we recommend working with a contractor to make sure that it is structurally sound. 

Fire Pit

Nothing beats hanging around a warm fire on chilly spring, fall or winter days. And you can do it too by creating a fire pit in your backyard. You can build one out of brick or purchase one online or in-store. Once you have the pit up, you can add seating to take it to the next level. Then you are ready for any relaxing night drinking wine or making s’mores. 

Which one of these trendy backyard ideas do you want to try out? Once you decide, Valor Home Services can help you with many of these projects and other home exterior projects. For more information, give us a call or book an appointment today.