Creating a Backyard Escape

Creating a Backyard Escape

With the weather warming up, it’s only natural that you would want to spend more time outside. With the right backyard upgrades, you don’t even have to leave your property to enjoy the outdoors. Here are a few ways you can transform your backyard into the ultimate escape.


Porches & Patios

A porch or patio can serve as the ultimate outdoor gathering place. When planning your porch or patio installation, you should be especially mindful of the features your family would most enjoy using day in and day out. An outdoor kitchen could be the perfect addition for grill masters. If you want to minimize heat from the afternoon sun, adding a pergola and sun screens will provide some much-needed shade. A fire pit can serve as the ideal place for everyone to gather, especially at night.


Make sure you build plenty of square footage so there’s room for all your desired features, including furniture and other decor!


Create a Sense of Privacy

To be a true oasis, you probably don’t want your neighbors to be able to see you while you’re hanging out in the backyard. Installing a privacy fence around the backyard will provide that desired privacy, while also enhancing the safety and security of your property. This is especially beneficial for families with pets or young children, as a fence will keep them from wandering off.


No matter what kind of backyard projects you have in mind, Gerber Lumber can help you get them done. We have designers to assist you in planning your project and we provide detailed drawings for ease of pricing and construction. With a wide range of quality products, as well as expert service and advice from the pros, our team will put you on track for a successful backyard transformation.