Transforming Your Backyard Into Your Summer Paradise


Summer is almost here, and with the state opening up and more and more people getting vaccinated, many folks are looking forward to entertaining with friends during these upcoming warmer months. And what better way to celebrate being able to see our friends and family for the first time in a year than to celebrate in a newly renovated backyard paradise? Even if you don’t have a huge space to work with, it’s surprisingly easy to take your yard and transform it into a place where people enjoy gathering together over good food, good drinks, and beautiful summer weather.


If you’re interested in making some changes to your backyard this summer, here are a few great ideas:


  • Embrace the beauty of nature.  You may be renovating an outdoor space, but exactly how green is your backyard? A great way to beautify your yard is to add greenery of all sorts; this can include potted plants, various types of gardens (raised, contained, or open), or trellises or gazebos with climbing flowers and vines. Research your local climate and find the best kinds of flowers and plants for your environment.


  • Add a literal splash to your backyard.  Summer months equal hot weather, especially on the West Coast – so why not look into adding a swimming pool? It’s not too late to get started, and a pool feature in your backyard will not only help keep you and your family cool and refreshed, but it’s also a great drawing-in factor for guests (who doesn’t love a good mid-summer pool party?). If you have less space or are seeking a more budget-friendly option, above-ground pools can be as inexpensive as a few hundred dollars and are easy to assemble and maintain.


  • Give your outdoor furniture a makeover.  This can be as easy as adding new, colorful cushions to your outdoor chairs and loungers, but if you have the space and the means, there are tons of options in terms of game-changing outdoor furniture. Enhance your backyard with a tabletop fire pit, chaise loungers, heating lamps for when cooler weather strikes, and outdoor kitchen expansions for those who love to get behind the grill.


  • Finance your beautiful new backyard with Polam!  We know our members are always looking to improve their homes, and our personal loans are designed for those who need an influx of cash to cover the costs of home and backyard renovations and remodels. We offer flexible terms and low rates with our loans, and we encourage anyone who’s interested in financing their dream backyard to visit one of our branches and chat with one of our loan specialists.