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Back To School Remodel: Reclaiming Your Outdoor Living Space

Published Date: Aug 23, 2017

Ahhh, August is here and change is in the air. Although the heat remains, the season is changing as your little ones head back to school for another year, or perhaps are off to college- leaving you with a primarily empty nest. Since your kids and teens have surely been enjoying your backyard all Summer long, it’s finally time for the adults to do a little celebrating. Yes, this is a time to celebrate. Why? Because, your children will once again be exposed to critical educational rigors, worthwhile learning exercises, and integral social growth; and you'll have a little extra peace and quiet throughout the day to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. As your kids head back to school, it also frees your day to begin any small projects or large remodels with your contractor that you’ve been waiting to do all summer. In all seriousness, it’s easier than ever to get these projects done now for many reasons. Mainly, because remodeling any part of the interior or exterior of your home is always easier when there are no games of tag being played in the backyard and no teens strewn across your pool and patio area. If you still have little ones at home, this is a great opportunity to get the kids excited about their "future" playground! Just imagine their surprise each day when they get home and peek out the window to see more and more of their new outdoor adventureland completed. As each day passes, the excitement will build until the big day of unveiling your completely remodeled haven comes and they are free to run out back and play in their brand-new outdoor recreational space. If you're kids are off to college, surely they'll be excited about making their next trip home for the holidays or the following summer break!

The best part about a custom backyard remodel with System Pavers, new elements are custom-designed and installed to suit your family’s individual needs and taste. Picture clear afternoons or evenings spent with the whole family on the new playground set you installed on that new SP Turf. Or experiencing fabulous outdoor theater at home with an outdoor media setup underneath your pergola. Complete with waterproof protection, and a state-of-the-art surround sound audio system. Family movie night will never be the same. These two additions alone can induce hour after hour of family fun. Everyone gathered on the beautiful furniture, surrounded by luxurious décor – all eyes on the big screen theater-style TV watching the newest release on Blu-Ray. Or picture just you and your spouse enjoying a romantic dinner in your outdoor kitchen, a romantic movie playing on the big screen, and your favorite bottle of wine on the table.

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Your outdoor media space can also be combined with an outdoor BBQ island. This is an ideal combination for making the most of your custom outdoor living space. Hand-crafted stone islands complete with a sink, mini-fridge – even a dishwasher – can bring traditional indoor living to your very own backyard. Not to mention can help make for easier entertaining when the kids invite their friends over after school and for cleanup during movie nights, family BBQ’s, birthday parties and more.

Combine this entire setup with a custom firepit and your outdoor living space will be transformed a luxury resort for you and a place for you to unwind after a long day of work, or the kids to enjoy some smores after a long evening of homework. As the evenings grow cooler as summer comes to an end, your family will still be able to enjoy your outdoor space, staying nice and warm by the fire as you watch your theater TV and enjoy a delicious dinner hot from the grill.

The only thing standing between you and your new personal backyard resort is simply taking that first step and getting started. Life doesn’t get much better than this!

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