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Top 10 Summer Time Tips for Homeowners

Top 10 Summer Time Tips for Homeowners

BBQ season is in full effect. With longer days and gorgeous sunsets, people are spending more time outside enjoying their backyard. Here is the homeowner’s list to be ready for summer and make the most of your outdoor space.

  1. Outdoor kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are a great addition to your home and make all meals outside a true party! No matter the space that your working with, Baraca Design & Remodeling works our design magic for a sleek outdoor kitchen that is customizable for your space and entertaining needs. From bbqs, smokers, to wine refrigerators and pizza overs the possibilities are endless to how you can create your outdoor kitchen.

2. Patios

Patios offer a great meeting place for the entire family. There are many different patios to consider for your home as well as the surface material to choose. Each gives a distinct look as well as enhances the time you spend home. Baraca Design & Remodeling will take in all the factors such as budget, size, location, personal preference, and local building codes to guide you on choosing the right surface for your patio.

Some different types of patios to consider are: Paver Patios, Flagstone Patios, Concrete Patios, Gravel Patios.

3. Landscaping

Landscaping is all about creating a space that fits your needs. Homeowners are preparing to host outside and Braraca Design & Remodeling can help you get ready. For accenting the exterior of your home we recommend upgrading your landscape with artificial turf, potted flowers, natural elements, stonework, and water features all make for a far more inviting space for your future guests. Super important don’t forget the fun seating!

4. Firepits

Enjoy the night sky while staying warm with a fire-pit. Fire-pits change the ambiance from day to night and make everything more fun. At Baraca Design & Remodeling fire-pits are one of our most requested ad on when we are designing a backyard. Everyone wants a fire pit in their backyard! There are tons of decorative glass colors that you can choose from and different setups to match any preference.

5. Lawn care

Lawn care is super important for summertime maintenance for your front and backyard. Lawn-care can also be done together as a family project much like spring cleaning. Lawncare can be from pulling weeds out to really bringing life to your sod and buying more grass seed, sprinkler replacement, and the best possibly adding fertilizer for your lawn.

6. Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting is a major game-changer when it comes to backyard design and for setting the mood. Exterior lighting really ties everything together and makes it so that everyone can stay out much later enjoying the party, especially for photos. Lighting brings the element of a fine dining experience to your backyard. String lights are most popular with our customers because there are so many different ways you can hang them depending on your yard set up.

7. Pools

Splish splash jump into a cool pool! Pools take your backyard to a resort level feel and there are so many design styles to choose from. Baraca Design & Remodel can build any pool, and we cherish the design process with our customers. Pools also ad major value to your home.

8. Jacuzzis

No pool is complete without a jacuzzi to change the tempo. Jacuzzis can be in-ground or above ground and add a spa to your backyard.

9. Stone Walkway

Stone walkways are a mystical feature you can add to your home. Stone walkways give a garden its true essence. They are so many different stone variations you can choose from depending on your desired path. . A stone walkway is one of our most favorite landscaping ideas because it is so affordable and is fun to install., One you choose your stepping stones will be able to measure how many you will need for your walkway everyone has their own preference for spacing. Whatever feels natural for you, it is your backyard make it yours.

10. Water Feature

 Water features bring a peaceful vibe to your background. You will definitely turn some heads when guests realize that you have a soothing water feature in your backyard. Fountains and pool waterfalls are the top choices for a water feature in your backyard.


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  • Erika Brady
    July 16, 2021, 8:38 am REPLY

    My cousin moved into a large home this winter and now wants to spend more time in the yard so she can get sunlight and watch her kids while they have fun. your idea of an outdoor kitchen so she can make meals for parties while in the yard. I’ll share this idea with her and research companies that install and design them in order to find one that can match the style of the rest of her home.

  • Smallest Modular Home Extension
    August 16, 2021, 5:11 am REPLY

    Great tips! These tips are going to be very helpful for me. Thanks a lot for sharing outstanding tips.

  • Tez
    August 26, 2021, 5:29 pm REPLY

    I like your kitchen tips. My kitchen is too small. I need it expanded.

  • rachel frampton
    September 26, 2021, 8:29 pm REPLY

    If I were to have my home’s outdoor renovated, I would make sure to hire a concrete service that will be able to build a patio area in it. Thank you for sharing here as well the importance of investing in BBQ grills and smokers. It’s also a good thing that you suggested here the importance of investing in potted flowers.

  • Hailey Miller
    November 26, 2021, 10:45 pm REPLY

    Thanks for pointing out that pools take our backyard to a resort-level feel. My husband and I want to improve our property before the holiday season. I guess we should look for contractors on Monday who can provide pool remodeling services for our inground pool at an affordable rate.


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