Five Installations that Build a Breathtaking Backyard

Five Installations that Build a Breathtaking Backyard

Summertime brings barbecues, lawn games, and pitchers of iced tea. Whether your neighbors are popping by for a drink or you’re roasting gooey s’mores with the kids, enjoy outdoor living and entertaining space with innovative floorplans at Reunion. Adorn your backyard with these adorable — and surprisingly simple — exterior décor ideas.


Bird Bath

You don’t have to be an animated princess to wake up to the sound of chirping birds. Installing a tranquil bird bath in your backyard will attract new friends ready to serenade you during breakfast. Floorplans from Richmond American — one of our exceptional home builders — offer grassy backyard areas perfect for hosting a bird sanctuary. When inspiration strikes, build your own bath using recycled planter pots, vintage glass, or even a classic tea set.


Patio Furniture

When you buy a home at Reunion, you’ll find picturesque design from one of our top-of-the-line builders: Oakwood Homes. Optional covered patios allow you to expand your gathering space beyond the home itself into a gorgeous backyard. Transform your patio into an intimate outdoor living room by adding modern seating — like a chic porch swing — and lush cushions you can make yourself.


Zen Garden

Without having to construct an elaborate koi pond, create a calming retreat in your backyard using just a few materials. Strategically place bonsai trees or your favorite soothing shrubbery around a quiet meditation area, and install a serene water fountain or small reflection pool for a minimalist-yet-authentic zen garden experience. Grabbing another cup of tea is easier with a practical home layout — like those from The SPACES Collection by Shea Homes. You’ll love the quick trip between the backyard and indoor areas through elegant glass doors.


Toy and Tool Storage

Take the stress out of tool time by stationing a storage unit in your backyard. The benefits of a manufactured structure include the peace of mind that comes from weatherproofed materials and overall longevity. However, get inspired to make your own toy and tool storage unit that’s just as durable — and one hundred times more unique. Everything from the kids’ lawn games to your gardening gloves can be cleverly organized and stored using DIY units, like this upcycled wooden pallet.


Twinkle Lights

As day transitions into night, keep your patio party going with creative lighting. String lights are as useful as they are trendy — and most sets are surprisingly energy-efficient. You’ll find it easy to anchor your lights without attaching them directly to your house, thereby avoiding long-term damage. A wooden pole secured in a heavy potted plant solves that problem! Illuminate the covered patio and liven up your foliage by weaving dozens of little stars that twinkle, twinkle.

With these inventive backyard installations, your home will be the talk of the block. At Reunion, discover the dynamic floorplans and gorgeous outdoor living/entertaining space you’ve been looking for. Incorporate these tasteful touches into your backyard and share your transformation photos with us on Instagram!