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As the summer months approach, many homeowners begin thinking
about renovating their backyard spaces. Whether your plan is to do simple
updates or complete overhauls, the decisions you make will set the tone for
your entire home. Planning what type of structures and decorations to include
can be both difficult and overwhelming. The first step is to make a list of the
best features that will make your yard an exciting place to enjoy.
Here are ten items every backyard living area should have:
- Covered patios
- Outdoor kitchen
- Water features
- Landscape Lighting
- Outdoor seating
- Decorative accents
Covered patios are a must have because they protect your family from the hot
summer sun, providing a relaxing shaded gathering spot. There are many options
to consider including pergolas, canopies, umbrellas, awnings, and gazebos.
Outdoor kitchens are undoubtedly at the top of the list when renovating a
backyard space. Most of our time spent outdoors revolves around barbeques and
entertaining. The kitchen space can be as simple as adding a small grill or
elaborate as your budget will allow. A backyard living environment isn’t
complete without a barbeque to create delicious dishes and creations.
Additional features like sinks and mini fridges make the space even more
functional and appealing.
Trees, flowers and bushes enhance the overall tone of the space. Beautiful
green grass provides a soft option for games and relaxation. Flowers that bloom
in the spring give the space appealing and much needed pops of color.
Waterfalls, fountains and ponds exude a very relaxing tone to a space. The sound
of running water creates a sense of tranquility. This feature can range from a
small table fountain to an elaborate waterfall that cascades into a fish filled
Fire creates a mesmerizing place to warm up during the cool evening hours. Fire
features can range from fire pits to large decorative fireplaces with huge
mantles and hearths. The amount of space in your yard will determine how
elaborate of a fireplace you can use.
Illuminate your backyard space with fantastic lighting that creates a sense of beauty and serenity. Highlight trees and shrubs with spotlights, and light pathways leading to the garden. The right choices bring the night time alive.
From chaise lounges to dining tables and chairs, sufficient seating is very
important to complete the space. The amount of seating depends on how large
your parties may be and how often the area will be used.
Bringing in accessories personalizes the space. Pots, rugs,
pillows, lanterns, benches, candles, ceiling fans, umbrellas and tableware not
only give the space a homey feel, but create a sense of bringing the indoors
However you choose to decorate your backyard living area,
make sure you incorporate at least one or more of these must haves for the
ultimate in outdoor décor.
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