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How to Improve The Outdoor Living Space of Your Home 

Looking to improve the outdoor living space of your home? No matter your budget or the size of your space, there’s a variety of things you can do to make it a more enjoyable space that you, your family, and your friends can all enjoy. 

As it can be an extensive planning process with a lot to consider, we’ve put together a list to make the process easier. 

Some ways to improve your outdoor living space include: 

  1. Lighting 
  2. Back Patio 
  3. Pool 
  4. A Fireplace 
  5. Plants 

Ready to elevate your outdoor space? Contact us today to schedule your design consultation.


Lighting is a great way to boost your outdoor space with a variety of design options and reasons to do so. Here are a few fixtures for lighting landscapes: 

Spotlights: These lights only point in one direction but can illuminate a large area. They’re often in areas like gardens or around entryways.

Bollard Lights: Bollard lights are light posts that can shine in every direction. They’re a great way to light up your driveway and make it easier to navigate down pathways. 

String Lights: If you’re looking for a more subtle way to add some lighting to an area like your patio, string lights can easily be hung through trees or the outside of your home. It also helps create a more cozy atmosphere. 

Back Patio

 Whether you’d like a comfortable spot to read a book, have an area where you can gather with your family, or share drinks with friends, a back patio is a perfect way to improve your backyard and make it more functional. It’s also a great way to raise the value of your home. According to a report, a patio can add 8-10% home value and has a return on investment of over 80%. While planning your patio, you’ll also want to consider leaving enough backyard space for kids and animals. 

Pool and Spa

Nothing’s better than going swimming on a hot summer day. While it can seem like a big project to plan, a professional installation company will be able to fully plan out the look of the pool based on the side of your needs and the size of your backyard. Typically, most pool projects take between 8 and 12 weeks to complete depending on the size of the project. Having a pool also promotes time with family and friends and provides a great location to gather for things like birthday parties and other celebrations. 

A Fireplace 

A fireplace provides the perfect cozy space for your friends and family. Maybe you’d like to gather around the fire and roast marshmallows or get some warmth on a cool night while deep in conversation. With many advances in all-weather materials in the past decade, outdoor fireplaces are long-lasting and come in a variety of styles. You’ll also want to think about whether you’d like a freestanding fireplace or one that is built into your patio area. 


Plants are the perfect way to liven up your space whether you’re interested in adding flowers, shrubs, grass, or anything else. Having native trees, flowers, and plants also provide a sustainable environment for local birds and wildlife. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right plants for your space: 

Shrubs: Shrubs are a great way to add natural features to hard landscaping. They soften up the appearance of your space while also improving the soil stability and enhancing air quality. Common shrubs include boxwoods, roses, and hydrangeas. 

Flowers: While they do require some care and replanting, flowers are a great way to add some colors to your space. Annual flowers like petunias and snapdragons are often the most common as they can handle a variety of conditions. 

Accent Trees: Accent trees are a great way to add additional shade and privacy to your space. You’ll want to make sure that you pick a type that is native to your area and not very prone to pests. 

Bring Luxury Living Outdoors with Coyote Creek Outdoors 

At Coyote Creek, our premier design team is here to help you and your family bring luxury living outdoors. We’ll work with you to bring your vision to life and with our state-of-the-art design process, you’ll be able to see exactly what it’ll look like before we even start digging. 

Contact Coyote Creek Outdoors and start building your dream outdoor space today.