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While adding value to your home is always a plus when investing in new landscaping, it’s also a great opportunity for homeowners who love to host. Whether you’re the place to go for a neighborhood grill out or for the family to gather during celebrations, having a backyard that’s welcoming and filled with fun activities will make you the best house on the block. Here are some of our favorite additions for hosting:

Pool with lounge chairs.

On a hot summer’s day, there’s no better place to be than near a pool. It allows you to cool off while also getting in some good exercise, which has made it a popular choice for homeowners looking to improve their landscape. Plus, it’s a great incentive for inviting over friends and family. Instead of going to a packed water park, kids and adults alike can enjoy the private pool instead. Also consider some add-ons like a waterfall, diving board, and net install to give the guests lots of ways to enjoy the pool.

Outdoor kitchen with dining area.

It’s not a party without some food, and that’s always a good excuse to break out the grilling skills. Having cook outs in the summer is one of the most popular ways to host a get together, and that becomes much easier when you have an outdoor kitchen. Instead of having to go in and out of house constantly, the hosts can instead have everything they need on hand thanks to a well-designed outdoor kitchen. Including features like a sink, fridge, and extra storage makes hosting a breeze, and then the griller can also stay outside to talk with the guests.

Firepit with seating.

Whether it’s night or day, having a firepit gives your landscaping the perfect spot for fireside chats. There are a couple ways to set up the seating around it–you can include a circular couch, individual chairs, or have a collection of foldable chairs ready to go in some nearby storage. You can also choose a more traditional or modern firepit to match the aesthetic of your landscaping. It will become a great focal point for gathering and improve the overall look of your home’s exterior.

Our experts would be happy to start discussing your landscaping job if you’re interested in adding on to your outdoor living. Outdoor Innovations has served the Twin Cities since 2007, and we have over 100 years of combined experience through our owners, management, and installation staff.