Backyard Designs for Pennsylvania in 2023

Aerial shot of a backyard with an inground pool surrounded by a bricked pool deck in the daylight. Backyard designs in Central Pennsylvania can include swimming pools and fire pits like those pictured here.

How much time have you been spending in your backyard with the longer days and higher temperatures? If you’re craving a little more respite and recreation from your private, outdoor environment, maybe it’s time to brainstorm some new backyard designs. 

At first glance, that may seem a bit daunting and, even, unusual. How does one actually design a backyard? Especially when yards across Central Pennsylvania are as varied as they are? Large, small, hilly, flat, near the water, on the farm, in the woods, there is no real “run of the mill” yard in this part of the Keystone State. This is where it helps to have professionals on your side who, no matter the environment, look at the whole picture.

This is exactly what we at Goodall Pools & Spas have done for over 60 years. The idea of a backyard transformation is what really excites us. Furthermore, we understand that you do not have to transform the entire backyard to see a positive change in your space’s look and function. Of course, if you want a complete backyard makeover, fantastic! But all it really takes is one or two well-planned elements to breathe new life into your outdoor space and those who enjoy it. 

Backyard Designs for Entertainment and Well-Being

Spring is in full bloom, and, before we know it, it will be summer 2023. This is the perfect time to turn on your imagination and ask what would add value to your backyard. What do you and your loved ones enjoy the most? How do you like to spend time together? How do you like to spend time alone decompressing? And what in your backyard helps you (or would help you) optimize those experiences?

Over the decades, our top designers and builders at Goodall have helped homeowners answer these very important questions. Moreover, we know how to reconcile homeowners’ goals with the scope of their spaces and budgets. Here are some of the most effective methods we have seen our customers use to enhance the entertainment and well-being factors of their backyards. 

Swimming Pool

As our namesake suggests, everyone in The Goodall Family (customers and staff) appreciates a strong, beautiful swimming pool. They’re a superb fit for anyone looking for fun, exercise, relaxation, and quality time with loved ones in the summer months. And when you’ve been building pools as long as we have, you realize two things:

  1. A pool doesn’t need to be big to be enjoyable.
  2. A pool doesn’t need to be new to refresh your backyard.

Remember, Pennsylvanians, you can have a high-quality pool in a small yard. Whether it’s an inground cocktail pool or an above-ground pool, you don’t need to let space limit your swim season. 

And for you current pool owners out there, don’t underestimate the power of a vinyl liner change or the addition of a couple of new pool features. You’d be amazed at how far a simple, timely revision to the existing design can elevate your whole experience.

Outdoor Kitchen

Who says that kitchens are just for indoors? You can, indeed, summon your inner gourmet and grill master in a fully-equipped kitchen in your backyard. Think about how magnificent it would be to hear and smell your favorite picnic dishes simmering away poolside. And, of course, the whole neighborhood will want to pull up a chair when you serve up those dishes on the elegant countertop of that outdoor kitchen.

Fire Pit

What’s more comforting than a campfire that doesn’t require a camp? With an elegant custom fire pit, you can have just that. Best yet, you can enjoy the warm crackle and glow for a long stretch of the year. From cool spring nights to crisp fall days, you can always have toasted marshmallows and stargazing on the agenda.

Who to Contact for Backyard Transformations in Central Pennsylvania

At Goodall, we don’t just do “renovations.” We do backyard transformations. We look carefully at every element in your outdoor environment. Remember that transforming your backyard doesn’t need to mean transforming everything about it. We can make the project as extensive or simple as you require. The ultimate goal is to leave you with a backyard that improves your quality of life.

How will a new backyard design transform your outdoor living? Contact us at Goodall Pools & Spas today, and one of our dedicated specialists can put you on the road to a new outdoor concept. In the meantime, visit our Gallery for inspiration on backyard designs.

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