Designing a backyard renovation is a fun project to be a part of and it all starts with the simple or extravagant ideas that you come up with. The layout and features are really only limited by your imagination. So, you may be wondering, “what should I add to my backyard remodel?”
To help you come up with some cool and unique ideas, here are some design options that you might consider when remodeling your backyard.
1. A patio for your relaxation
When you leave your house you likely want a place where you can socialize, sit in your garden, watch the birds etc. Make a paved area just outside your house doors and consider adding some kind of roofing, a gazebo or even an outdoor kitchen or bar for those days you have friends visit.
2. Water features for ambiance
Water is peaceful and creates a setting that makes you feel more tranquil and serene. This is especially true when you can not only see water but hear it too. So think about adding some fountains, maybe a pond with some fish and a mini waterfall or you could go super extravagant and add your own swimming pool or hot tub to a cozy spot near your patio.
3. Backyard boundaries
This is your oasis away from the rest of the world so make sure that it stays separate. Clearly defined fences or other forms of barriers can keep your little haven of luxury separate from everything else. This is your safe space and it should feel enclosed and private. Some add tall fences, some add trees or bushes and some add what could be best describes as exterior walls.
4. Pathway through paradise
Your backyard doesnt just need to be a visual masterpiece, it needs to be something that you can immerse yourself in. Consider not just a nice viewspot to stare at your garden but also a lovely pathway that can wind through your garden and take you through the best spots. This will also keep your grass and plants from getting trampled on.
5. Keep it green
The level of lushness that your garden possesses often reflects the health and beauty of your backyard. Therefore there are 2 things that you should make sure of. Firstly, get some sprinkler systems to regularly water your grass and plants to keep them looking great. Secondly, invest in perennial plants that will stay green throughout the year.
Dana Laksman has been involved with the home remodels for the past 15 years and now wants to share her knowledge and experience with others.