Have you every dreamed about turning your backyard into an oasis? Why not remodel this part of your home to be a perfect place to escape after a long day? Redesigning your backyard will allow you to feel as if you are taking a short vacation in an oasis created just for you and your family. Here are some simple changes and even some full-blown renovations that can help you create the backyard of your dreams.
Update Your Deck
If your deck’s most prominent features are its peeling paint, warped boards, and protruding, rusted nails, it’s time for an update. Besides a fresh coat of paint and some minor repairs, there are several ways you can turn your ho-hum deck into the favorite space in your house. Purchase new outdoor furniture and use it to design separate seating arrangements for entertaining. Attach a pergola with beautiful vines to give your deck a garden feel. Build out the deck and add a patio or barbecue station.
These small steps can help give your current deck a second life. Without breaking the budget, you can create a new outdoor space; you don’t need to renovate the whole backyard. Even a larger addition, like a roof and motorized retractable screens, can go a long way to alter your space.
Construct a Beautiful Patio
A patio is a beautiful way to enhance your outdoor space. The options are endless when it comes to the color and texture of stones and other materials you can use. Enhance these features by adding the perfect outdoor furniture for relaxing with a book or napping in the shade. Your patio will look even better surrounded by flowerbeds and your favorite plants.
A patio allows a cool breeze to pass through the area, giving you a comfortable place to enjoy a warm summer day. The addition of a fire pit would allow you to utilize your patio in the winter months as well.
Add an Outdoor Kitchen
If you love to entertain, an outdoor kitchen could be the perfect addition to your home. Your options for designing the perfect outdoor cook space are endless. If you prefer to keep it simple, a built-in grill with burner features and a smoker might be just what you need. But if you prefer to spend most summer days outdoors, why not design a full kitchen – complete with sink, stovetop, refrigerator, and even a pizza oven – that will allow you to spend more time enjoying your backyard space. Further expand on your outdoor lifestyle by adding a dining area that features a table and comfortable seating that encourages guests to dine and stay awhile.
A covered cook area is optional; however, protection from the elements will allow you to take advantage of the space for several more weeks throughout the year.
Make Your Outdoor Space More Private
Privacy can be an issue in some planned communities where lot sizes run on the small side, and homes feel as if they are built on top of one another. The addition of a wooden privacy fence or evergreen trees or bushes along your property line might be just what you need to keep your backyard private. Also, motorized retractable screens around your deck or patio can help make your area private as well as protect you from the sun.