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Whether you spend your summers enjoying a family BBQ or swimming with friends, there’s no denying the sweet days of summer are made for outdoor living and there is no better place to make memories than one’s own backyard. If you’ve been hoping to take on a remodeling project, this summer could be the perfect opportunity. Check out these spring and summer outdoor renovation ideas to take your outdoor living situation from good to great.

Build a Fire Pit

In many parts of the country, a summer breeze can make the evenings cool enough to enjoy an outdoor fire. Fire pits create a space for conversation, laughter and time well spent with those you cherish. As a bonus, fire pits elevate landscaping and can be used throughout much of the year!

Make a Splash

If you’re looking to make the dog days of summer cooler, adding a pool to complete your backyard oasis is one of the most popular option! At PrimeLending we offer a pool escrow that rolls all costs into your mortgage, either through purchasing or refinancing, so you will only have one monthly payment with a single loan for your poolside paradise.

Spruce Up Landscaping

A well-kept lawn and backyard can make the world of difference in upgrading your outdoor oasis! Don’t have a green thumb? No problem! Create the beautiful backyard of your dreams by evaluating your current landscaping, determining areas that need improvement and researching plant options that work for the space. With a little patience and effort, hopefully your yard will be colorfully blooming in no time.

Add a Living Space

Looking for a place to spend more quality time outdoors? A covered patio, porch or deck is the perfect backyard addition and is sure to be a favorite congregating spot for your crew! Try adding comfy outdoor furniture to lounge in, a table to place delicious summer treats and maybe some exterior lighting for when the sun sets to ensure your backyard is a true extension of your indoor living space.

Improve Existing Outdoor Areas

Already have a designated outdoor living area that unfortunately does not get used frequently? Make the most out of this space by screening it in, installing a fan, adding more seating options or even creating a dining area. After all, is there anything better than able to gather comfortably with family or friends to make unforgettable summer memories?

Not only are these outdoor improvements enjoyable, but they are also an investment in resale value if you decide to sell your home in the future. Ready to take on your own backyard renovation? Connect with a PrimeLending home loan expert for more information on our available renovation programs.

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