Preparing your backyard for summer

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June 21, 2021

Depending on your lifestyle, a backyard can transform into almost anything from a quiet oasis to read amongst your flowers, or a cozy space where you connect with friends on sunny afternoons. Whatever you choose, Wilkinson Homes can help you personalize your indoor & outdoor living space.

Below are a few tips from Wilkinson Homes to help guide you while preparing your backyard for summer.

Focus on outdoor living
If you plan to use your backyard often by yourself or with guests, the top priorities should be comfort and convenience. This includes finding weather-proof seating where you can sit for hours and nearby tables to set down a drink or a plate. It may also mean umbrellas to create shade and lighting to take over when the sun goes down. Solar lights and string lights are trendy choices.

If you plan to use a grill or smoker while entertaining, make sure there is plenty of distance from both the house and the main gathering area. This will ensure that the home’s exterior is safe from the heat and flames, and no one is sitting in a line of smoke.

Embrace your screened-in porch
A number of Wilkinson Homes include the option for screened-in porches off the back of the home to give homeowners more room to gather and enjoy the scenic views. Floor plans like The Ashwood, The Baywood, The Beechwood, The Edgewood, The Rosewood, The Sandalwood and The Woodcrest place the addition behind the owner’s suite, great room or dining room.

Screened-in porches are offered as a convenient solution for homeowners that want to enjoy the coastal weather and lifestyle. This space is accessible directly from the main living area for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning or casual lunch with a friend. Other options in addition to the screened-in porch include sunrooms or extensions of the indoor living space per plan.

Add on a patio
Another way to extend your entertaining space would be to add a patio off the back of your home. This creates a designated gathering area that is sturdy, and level making for an inviting place to gather in the evenings.

With today’s high lumber prices, we would suggest using pavers or a similar concrete material which adds a lot of opportunity for personalization with different shapes and colors. Consider adding a firepit into the design or leaving space for one on the surface. Coordinated walkways from the backdoor and fences are other smart and safe additions to the patio area.    

To learn more about Wilkinson Homes and the floor plans we offer, fill out this form or contact us. Wilkinson Homes has more than 30 years of experience building high-quality homes throughout Delaware and Chester County, PA.

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