Do you have a backyard that you feel is underutilized? Just because your yard has you feeling blah, doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. You bought a house with a nice yard, so you should be able to go outside and enjoy your space! If you have nothing outside to enjoy, now’s the time to change that so you can enjoy those beautiful summer days and nights. Here are 5 ideas to revamp your space and give you a landscape that you can be proud of.
The Fire Pit
Do you enjoy entertaining guests outside? If so, the fire pit is the perfect idea for you. Pre fabricated options can be found at your local home improvement store. If you’re the DIY type, there’s no shortage of blueprints online. Be sure to comply with all local laws regarding open fires.
What is an outdoor space if you do not have great seating to enjoy the space with? If you have the cash to splurge, there are plenty of luxe patio furniture options available online. If a more cost-effective solution is what you’re after, you can get a little crafty by refinishing outdoor wicker furniture and making your own weatherproof cushions. Use bright colors to liven up the space.
Gardens are a great touch for both your back yard and your front yard. You can have a vegetable garden or a flower garden or even an herb garden. Gardens don’t just look good, In addition to beautifying your yard, flowers can perfume the whole area. Certain flowers can also attract certain birds or butterflies, both of which add to the stunning area that you have outside.
Add Some Water
When you imagine relaxing outdoors on balmy summer days, you ofter think of water. Having a pond, waterfall, or fountain in your outdoor space will not only add to the space’s aesthetic appeal, but the sound of running water can help you to relax even more when you are outside. Water features are also great conversation pieces when you have visitors over.
Masonry or Carpentry Work
Building a stone patio or walkway can add a lot of visual interest to an outdoor space. Build a deck to create a place for entertaining. This is a great place to walk out and enjoy your morning coffee or to eat during a family BBQ.
A great outdoor space is not only something that you can enjoy while you live in your home, but some of these additions can actually increase the value of your home if you decide to sell it.
If you’ve done some great summer landscaping, be sure to post the photos on our facebook page. We’d love to see them!