Looking for a deluxe backyard? It doesn't get any better than having a waterfall in it.
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Want to have a backyard that your friends, family, and co-workers will rave about? Through the help of contractors like David Montoya Stonemakers, you can take your outdoor space to the next level.

Below, we’ll share a few ideas about how you can do just that.

1) Waterfall

Nothing says “I made it” quite like a backyard waterfall. Even if you don’t have a natural slope in your backyard, contractors can build one for you using excavated earth.

Used as a stand-alone conversation piece, or as part of an in-ground swimming pool, it will be a feature that will make you the talk of the town.

2) Outdoor kitchen counters

It’s not a major thing for people to BBQ outdoors when the weather is fine, but most limit themselves to cooking hamburgers and hotdogs, as there isn’t enough space and flexibility outside to cook a proper meal.

You can change this by building an outdoor kitchen structure around your BBQ. By building counter tops for food prep, shelves for outdoor cooking implements, and even a sink to make cleanup simple and easy, you’ll expand what is possible when it comes to cooking in your backyard.

3) Retaining wall

Have a significant slope in your backyard? Add some definition to it by building a retaining wall. Usually built to prevent erosion, a homeowner doesn’t necessarily have these concerns, but even if they don’t, a well-built stone wall looks sharp, and it can become a design feature that will distinguish your yard from your neighbors.

4) Outdoor bar

There is nothing quite like a cold beer on a blistering hot day, or a few on a long, mild summer evening that segues into a memorable night.

While sitting around in Adirondack chairs fishing cans of Coors out of the cooler was great fun back in your younger years, you now have the money to build something truly great.

By putting in an outdoor bar, not only will you have something that will enhance the resale value of your home, but you will be the go-to person for outdoor gatherings in your peer group.

5) A bespoke fire pit

If there is one thing that makes for a good backyard gathering during the summer, it is the presence of a fire pit. There’s something about the heat of a burning inferno that turns late summer nights into memories that stand the test of time.