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Design Your Dream Yard this Valentine's Day

This is the Year to Upgrade the Yard!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to think about romance and beauty. Most people decide to celebrate with flowers, chocolates, and a romantic dinner. But, flowers fade, and chocolates get eaten. Instead of giving temporary gifts for Valentine’s Day, homeowners should consider permanent gifts of beauty by enhancing their outdoor living spaces. 

Outdoor spaces are often the first thing that people notice about a home. A beautiful outdoor space enhances the beauty, utility, and value of a home. With the warm season just around the corner, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enhance a yard with new fencing, decks, and outdoor lighting. 

Fix the Fence

One of the common features of a residential property is good fencing. Good fences help separate properties from each other by providing a distinct boundary for activities and pets. Over time, fences can become damaged, rot or simply go out of style. To keep getting the most out of a fence, homeowners will periodically need to do maintenance such as staining, repairing, or sealing. 

Fences are useful but they also offer the opportunity to build a dramatic design element into the landscape. For homeowners looking to update their fencing, they should know the options available to them. Some of the popular options for fencing are: 

  • Pressure Treated Fences
  • Cedar Fences
  • Wrought Iron Fences
  • Chain Link Fences
  • Horizontal Fences
  • Basket Weave Fences
  • Vinyl Fences

Construct an Outdoor Patio or Deck


Being able to entertain guests outdoors is a popular option to have for any homeowner. To be able to accommodate outdoor gatherings, it helps to have beautiful patios, gazebos, and decks. Most houses are built with porches and not elaborate outdoor areas. With proper lighting and landscaping, a deck or patio may be just what a home needs to have a great outdoor area. 

Getting professional help to design a deck or patio is always the best option. Professional deck installation services are always aware of the latest trends and often have design ideas that homeowners haven’t even considered. Professional deck installers can help with every step of the process from design, all the way through construction. 

Expand Outdoor Lighting

outdoor lighting

A subtle element of outdoor spaces that is often overlooked is the outdoor lighting. With any outdoor design plan, lighting is essential. Some of the options that are popular for outdoor lighting are:

  • Eave Lighting: Eave lights are installed along the underside of the roof along its edges. Eave lights give safety and security to a home as well as a dramatic aesthetic. 
  • Path Lighting: Most outdoor areas will have sidewalks or paths that need to be lit for safety. Path lighting looks good while keeping guests safe. 
  • Well Lights: Well lights are recessed fixtures that sit below the ground. Well lights are popular for lighting paths, staircases, and decks. 
  • Fans and Fixtures: No patio is complete without adequate lighting for proper use. Light fixtures and fans are commonly installed in patios and gazebos to make the areas usable and comfortable. 

About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions

A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions provides handyman solutions to homes in and around Austin. They handle all aspects of HVAC and home renovation for any project. Their 40 years of experience and excellent customer service keep their customers coming back for all types of projects. Call A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions today for backyard handyman services in Austin.