April 19, 2021 castlebri

As we become more accustomed to spending more and more time at home, it’s time to take a look both in and outside of your home to see where you can maximize your return on ENJOYMENT. These five easy ways to spruce up your backyard will inspire you to make the most of your outdoor living space. Staying home never looked so good.

1. Build A Personal Yoga Studio

Yoga is a form of exercise and therapy that helps people balance their mind and body. This calming practice is more popular than ever, so it’s no surprise why this client wanted to build their own personal yoga studio.

After Project 3205-1 1












A storage shed that was no longer of use was knocked down to make way for it. Decked out in cedar woods, bronze accents, and Richlin windows, a rock pathway leads to the 3 foot patio entrance, with a sliding door to finish it off beautifully.


See our before and after shots here.


2. Build A Backyard Deck


A backyard deck gives you added outdoor space so you can enjoy nature. This project was an overhaul from an existing 12’ x 18’ deck, brought to life with only small upgrades.













The first change was a full resurfacing, with new KDAT lumber laid under foot.

Double posts were also installed to provide a shade canopy over the seating area, protecting diners from sunlight and tree debris which overhangs the deck.

Finishing off the space is a string of outdoor accent lights to add ambience and functionality to the space during twilight hours.


3. Contemporize Your Home

Sometimes a spruce up can mean a full transformation. This home had extensive renovations in both the front and back yard.

Using a contemporary approach, the entry was remodelled with new landscaping, and a large open porch. Included in the porch design is a gate to keep the pets from escaping.

Project Project 3419-1 Backyard Living Area Screen Porch Deck Bar LR 1

























The backyard is where the largest transformation took place, designing a detached screen porch alongside a pergola covered bar and grill area.


The patio was built with Trex composite decking, and a heater inside the screen porch allows the homeowners to use the space year-round.


See before and after shots here.


4. Create A Sunroom


Sunrooms are a great way to add a functional space that protects you from the elements while still enjoying the outdoors.


This front porch sunroom has been totally overhauled to give it a luxurious look that will make you question if it’s even the same room they started with.

Project 2978-2 Front Porch Remodel Makeover + Landscaping St. Paul 55105 LR 1




















Stained pipe beadboard replaced the previous bland ceiling, along with high-end vinyl flooring, minor repairs, and a fresh coat of paint.


This project proves that you don’t need to go big when remodelling, as even the smallest of changes can provide large transformations to a space.


See before and after shots here.


5. Remodel Your Backyard Living Space

These homeowners freed up some backyard space by tearing down their old garage and rebuilding it further out from their home. This allowed for a high end kitchen pavilion to be built, offering a space for relaxing or entertaining, while still providing enough privacy from prying eyes.

Project 3427-1 Backyard Covered Patio Outdoor Kitchen LR 1












Cedar posts and beams, walnut floor planks, and concrete come together to provide a rustic, yet aesthetically-pleasing design.

The only thing missing is a swimming pool or hot tub!


See before and after shots here.


Outdoor living is never out of season when in Minnesota. Whether it’s a minimal spruce up or a full transformation, now is the perfect time to make your outdoor living space one you never want to leave.


This article is a guest contribution written by Rick Patterson of Poolonomics.com – a pool and spa care blog.