The Latest Trends in Backyard Design and Style

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The Latest Trends in Backyard Design and Style

It’s hard to find a place at home more enjoyable than a beautifully designed backyard. Make yours as stunning and tranquil as you’ve always wanted with these four design trends.

Private Backyard Oasis

Who wouldn’t love a place to kick back and relax after a long day at work? A private oasis can be your spot for tranquility right in your backyard. Create yours by cornering off a small area with a bamboo wall or tall plants. Use a stone bench or hammock as a sitting place. Place this little oasis off to the side and visit whenever you need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Outdoor Kitchens and Grills

You probably already have a grill that makes an appearance a few times a year. Adding a outdoor mini kitchen can up your entertainment for outdoor parties tenfold. Kitchenettes are popping up on porches everywhere. Just be sure to make sure you have the storage you need for utensils, recipes and other on hand items.

Waterfalls and Fountains

There’s hardly a sound more relaxing than that of running water outside. The latest trend of backyard waterfalls can be as luxurious or as homemade as you like. Fountains are an easy place to begin and can be attached to your pool or pond. Rock walls with cascading water really bring the wow factor.


The temperatures may be dropping but spending time outdoors can be just as fun with a bit of warmth. Use a chimenea as a centerpiece that brings light and warmth to your backyard. This addition is ideal for bringing a campfire feel just in time for fall. Whether you break out the s’mores or hot chocolate with marshmallows, you’ll love the rustic, homey atmosphere a mini-campfire creates.

Best of all, a chimenea can extend the life of pool season. Your backyard will stay warm and cozy as the weather cools down. For more ideas on how to get the most out of pool season, contact our team of experts at Smith Pools.

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