Many people are looking for ways to update their homes to provide a sense of comfort and connection to the outdoors. Outdoor projects are flourishing as people extend their living spaces to feel closer to their natural surroundings. Check out these top backyard renovation ideas:


There’s something serene about listening to the ocean waves or a bubbling brook, and people are bringing this feeling home by incorporating water elements into their outdoor spaces. Something as simple as a solar-powered fountain can work this magic, but many people are investing more money into permanent structures, such as garden streams, ponds and pondless waterfalls.


Outdoor kitchens are trending, with many people customizing patio spaces with a grill, hearth or pizza oven, refrigerator and even a sink, thanks to above-floor plumbing solutions like the Sanivite drain pump from Saniflo.


Typically, for proper drainage, you would need conventional, below-floor plumbing, but above-the-floor options like drain pumps make it possible to add a sink and more where no drainage currently exists. After a full outdoor kitchen is established, people are rounding out these spaces with a dining table and even lounge chairs for conversing and making memories at home.


People are striving for thoughtful landscape designs that keep in mind their needs and the needs of the environment.

Sustainable gardens are another good example, with people wanting the ability to produce herbs, vegetables and fruits at home. Beyond the garden plot, this includes container gardens, raised-bed gardens and integrating edibles into landscaping.


For people who have a pool, spa or detached workout space, having an outdoor bathroom can be a huge plus. However, it can also be costly and time-consuming. Saniflo’s Sanicompact offers an alternative that requires no breaking up concrete or excavation to install expensive below-floor drainage. Plus, the dual-flush system saves water, which can help manage utility bills and support the environment.



With a bit of creativity and a strategic approach, people are creating outdoor “rooms” that are mini-escapes alongside Mother Nature.

This might include creating a meditative garden in the corner of the yard, a yoga space for daily practice next to the patio, or a pathway that leads to a backyard bench for a reading retreat.

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This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.