Wisconsin winters may be harsh, but summer definitely makes up for it with gorgeous trees, wildlife, time on the lake, and warm (but not scorching) sun. Koch Kuts is excited to be the top choice for outdoor living space renovations and patio finishing! We offer all of the services you need to get your yard summer ready! Here are some of our favorite ideas for custom backyards that will wow the whole neighborhood!

1. An outdoor kitchen and dining space is perfect for those larger gatherings when you don’t want to cram too many guests into a tighter area inside! Giving people the option to come in and out is great for warmer days when some want to enjoy the sun while others want to bask in the air conditioning. This gorgeous pergola adds just enough shade to keep you cool without sacrificing a ton of square footage. These custom pavers add an extra design flair to an already outstanding space!

2. Even without the gorgeous lake view, adding a separate fire pit is an excellent option for any yard! We love this one that is farther away from the rest of the entertainment area to add a little bit of privacy and keeps the smoke away from others! Some bold colorful chairs make this simple fire pit look like a tropical escape!

3. This transformation turned an overgrown side yard into a tranquil escape! This is perfect for a morning cup of coffee and meditation! Not only will you enjoy this little slice of heaven, but the small critters like birds and bunnies will also find comfort in this inviting outdoor oasis.

4. Just because retaining walls serve a big purpose doesn’t mean they have to be ugly! Step up your backyard game with some custom retaining walls and landscaping! We love this example because we were able to add more function by turning a basic wall into stairs as well!

5. Big or small, your yard deserves to be beautiful! This simple pergola and landscaping turned this yard into a tiny slice of paradise! The combination of landscaping and hardscaping gives a little bit of privacy without an unsightly fence messing up your view!

6. Okay, we know this isn’t a backyard living space, but your driveway needs some attention, too! We turned this average asphalt driveway into a focal piece for this home! The curb appeal of your home can make the world of difference, so make sure to share the love all around your home!

7. It’s okay to keep things simple, too! This paver patio gave these homeowners more opportunities to enjoy their existing fireplace! Because it’s basically a blank slate, they’re able to add in some exciting furniture and do whatever they want to make this space their own!

8. Let’s be honest, the view you have is probably a big reason as to why you chose the home you did, especially if you’re lucky enough to enjoy a lake view. Make sure that you are adding focus to your shoreline as well as you fix up your backyard! Shoreline restoration not only adds beauty, it also serves a huge purpose in the local ecosystem.

9. Don’t forget about your pool! Having a pool in Wisconsin summers can be a huge blessing, but it can also take away from the aesthetic of your yard. A pool deck and patio renovation will help your pool stand out in the best ways!

10. If you’re looking for a little something extra to help amplify your outdoor space, a water feature is the perfect addition for you! It can be as simple or extravagant as you want! The possibilities are endless with custom water features!

Koch Kuts is exciting to be your go to for all your outdoor living needs in SE Wisconsin. We have many years of experience and are staffed with the absolute best team of designers and builders! We can turn even the most basic yards into something extraordinary! Give us a call today to get started on a backyard renovation in SE Wisconsin!