modern backyard design ideas

Don’t let your backyard take a backseat to the rest of your home’s design. Modern backyard designs add curb appeal, livable space, privacy, and resale value to your home.

Modern Backyard Design Ideas

Here are some of our favorite backyard design ideas sure to turn heads at your next backyard barbecue:

Fire Pits

Demand is only heating up for backyard fire pits and fireplaces. You can pick up a fire pit at your local hardware store, or up the ante with a custom, built-in stone fireplace or fire pit. For a no-mess, no fuss backyard gathering place, opt for a gas or propane fire pit over traditional wood-burning pits_modern backyard design ideas

Lush Gardens

There’s no better way to beautify your backyard than with a well-kept garden. Worried about weeding? “Natural” gardens take advantage of native plants and informal plant groupings for a backyard that’s high on appeal and low on maintenance.

Simple Fencing

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In addition to helping boost the resale value of your home, fences add privacy, security, and style to your backyard. For long-term value and virtually none of the upkeep associated with wood, wrought iron, or chain link, consider highly durable fencing products like vinyl, aluminum, ornamental steel, or simulated stone.

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Outdoor Kitchens

“Bon appetit” meets backyard with outdoor kitchens. Built-in gas grills, refrigerators, islands, and bars combine to create a space perfect for summer entertaining. Looking for the latest outdoor kitchen ideas to boost your backyard design? Head on over to House Beautiful, where they’re cooking up some amazing outdoor kitchen inspiration.


From patios and pathways to decorative rocks and retaining walls, hardscapes add backyard beauty that stands the test of time. Structural elements like pergolas, benches, and arbors complement a well-planned hardscape to accentuate the natural features of your backyard design.hardscapes_modern backyard design ideas

Low-Maintenance Decking

There’s no better way to expand your living space and complement the style of your home than adding a deck. It’s no wonder the American Society of Landscape Architects say decks are a backyard design must-have. For a long-lasting, low-maintenance alternative to wood, opt for a virtually maintenance-free decking material like composite, vinyl or PVC.

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Put your backyard design in the spotlight with outdoor lighting. A variety of solar, LED, low voltage, and line voltage lighting options are available to light up your deck, fence, or rail. Outdoor lighting adds more than just visual appeal, too. It’s a great way to improve safety — and keep the party going long after the sun sets.

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