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Backyard Improvements for Outdoor Fun at Home

simple and minimalist house backyard

People who are investing in homes for sale in La Quinta know that the sunny weather in the area is, without question, one of its best assets. Upon settling in, most find themselves wanting to go out and get the most out of what La Quinta has to offer in terms of outdoor activity and attractions.

The ongoing pandemic, however, has prompted many of us to spend more time at home, and while some public places are open to visitors, it is unfortunately at limited capacities. This doesn’t mean, though, that you have to miss out on all the outdoor fun. With the right elements in place, all you’ll have to do is to step out into your backyard.

The following are some home improvement suggestions that can help add a nice little outdoor escape of its own to your La Quinta real estate.


The best way to assess what you can do with your backyard space is to tidy it up. Apart from simply making it cleaner, doing this will also help you determine what aspects of the yard are ‘clutter’. Getting rid of these non-essentials will even open up the ward for more space for you to work with.

Cleaning up will also give you a better idea of possible maintenance issues you have to address, giving you a clearer picture of home much this home improvement will cost. So go ahead, trim the trees, pull out the dead bushes, and remove the old plastic play-set, and discover a brand new canvas that you can turn into something new.

Perfect that patio

A patio is the centerpiece of any great backyard. So this begs the question: does your home even have a patio? If it doesn’t, it’s time to finally have one installed. Whether you’re building the patio as a DIY project or leaving it to the professionals, you have a say on its design and features, and you can make sure it is built to last.

Now speaking of durability, if your home already has a patio, it may already be worn from continued use. Cement, for example, ages poorly, and it’s hardly ever easy to repair cracks that match the original material. So take this opportunity to renovate your patio by replacing the old design and using newer and longer-lasting materials.

Act on that ‘dream’ activity area

While the patio is where you relax, the rest of the yard is where you’ll be more active. Since you’ll be here a lot, you might as well have it made exactly to your liking. The kids are asking for a basketball hoop? Make a court your yard’s centerpiece. Been thinking of being healthier by growing your own food? It’s finally time you build that personal garden you’ve always wanted.

Of course, this will depend on how much space you have available. You’ll also likely want to have more than one or two features to your backyard. In this instance, it’ll be good to get a recommendation from an expert in landscaping and outdoor design to make sure you can maximize your outdoor space.

For recommendations on home improvements and real estate purchases, call us at 760.567-7822 and have one of the top La Quinta realtors, Kathleen O’Keefe Galligher, answer all your inquiries.