Backyard Structures

4 Backyard Structures That Are Easy to Maintain

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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If you spend a lot of time in your backyard, you probably want to invest in making it as beautiful and inviting as possible. Enhancing your backyard can be as simple as creating a picnic area and planting flower beds, or purchasing structures that can help add a unique flair.

You'll also likely want invited guests to marvel at your backyard, which will require a few additional touches. However, you don't want to spend more time laboring on repairs than you do enjoying your space, so these four backyard structures we've highlighted are low-maintenance, easy to install, and will make your backyard the prettiest one in the neighborhood.

Reasons Why You Should Buy a Backyard Structure

Some of the reasons why you should consider purchasing a backyard structure include:

  • Protection from the sun: They can be an excellent option for those looking for a lovely, shad location to take in the warm summer weather without getting burned. To protect you from the sun's glaring rays, backyard buildings can offer a roof, a canopy, or a convenient place to hang drapes, flowers, and plants.
  • Increase the Value of Your Home: Good landscaping can increase the value of your house by up to twenty percent.  If you choose to sell your property, backyard constructions can improve the attractiveness and intrigue of your outside space.
  • Host Guests: Everybody enjoys an excellent outdoor gathering. Additionally, gazebos, pergolas, and pavilions are lovely and functional spaces to host family gatherings in the backyard.

Some backyard structures that are easy to maintain


A terrific way to make your backyard stand out is by decorating with arbors. Arbors often have arched frames, but can sometimes have square corners. When you build pathways in your garden, they are frequently used to assist in creating and defining an entry/exit point.

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You can pick an aesthetically lovely arbor and allow the building to enhance the beauty of your backyard. On top of offering a space for plants to grow, an arbor can become a unique architectural feature. Whether you want it climbing with vines, or as a path marker, an arbor can provide you with an eye-catching element that matches your home and will set it apart from the rest.


A pergola's slim posts and distinctive lattice top make it easy to identify them. Although a pergola's standard top is open, you can install a customized parasol or complete roof to transform it into an enclosed space. The slender pergola structure requires fewer materials and is typically more affordable than the other options.

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A gazebo is one of the larger and more robust backyard structures, available in a variety of styles. They make incredibly versatile and practical garden structures, and with careful design can adapt to a large variety of projects, from casual seating to a drop-down garden for vegetables and herbs.

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With these additions, this area might become a standout choice for a cozy outdoor dining or seating area. You can utilize a gazebo for many purposes if it helps your backyard take on the style and feel you want. 

Patio Covers

Patio covers are affixed to the house, and can take many different shapes. They might be designed to offer only partial coverage or to have a straightforward, solid roof. One of the traditional patio ideas for family farm homes — a design that also suits other types of homes—is to cover the patio with a roof or other covering.

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A distinct outdoor space offers convenience, flexibility, and privacy, whether you're seeking a room for your new work-from-home lifestyle or want to host family events. Nonetheless, it is essential to always consider the ease of maintenance to avoid problems in the future.

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.