6 Things to Add to Your Backyard to Take it from Good to GREAT!

When done right, your backyard is an extension of your living and dining rooms. It’s extra square footage where you can lounge, spend time with family, eat dinner, and entertain guests. With some smart planning, you can turn your backyard into a showstopper!

Here are 6 things to add to your backyard to take it from good to great!


Create a comfortable niche in your pool area with a hammock. Choose from nearly endless fabric colors or patterns, and you can add a pillow or blanket for the ultimate nap zone. Hammock chairs create a similar aesthetic, but they are easier to get in and out of.

Potted Plants

Decorate pots with jewels, lace, fabric or paint, or you can buy pots that coordinate with your outdoor decor. Add some soil and your favorite greenery and your backyard will say, “thank you!”

Outdoor Rug

Go as bold or as neutral as you want, but your outdoor space isn’t complete until you add the perfect rug. This helps define an outdoor living area near your pool. Use another one to identify the dining area.


It can be as simple as a string of lights or quirky outdoor fixtures that you put up in your backyard, but lighting is essential to create the ultimate backyard living space. It also helps make your space usable well after dark, which means the party only ends when you say it does (not when the sun goes down).


Soaking in the sun is a great source of Vitamin D, but too much sun is uncomfortable. Add some shade with an umbrella or a shade sail! They’re durable, UV-blocking, and very affordable.


Choose items that are great for entertaining guests, but also open up for extra storage. For example, an outdoor table with storage underneath gives you a surface for drinks and food, plus a place to stow pool items when they’re not in use. No matter your backyard needs, we’re happy to help at Fronheiser Pools. Check out our project galleries for more ideas about how to upgrade your backyard!  
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