Who says you have to hop on a plane and travel to a distant land to have a relaxing weekend? Why, you can have all of that and more right in your own backyard! It’s definitely nice to get away every now and again but it’s also nice when you can have a staycation in the comfort of your own home.
A lot of these tips are things you can do on your own and some of them, you’re going to need to seek the assistance of a professional, so please take heed to the advising of professional help… YouTube tutorials have sent so many people to the hospital for DIY injuries on projects that clearly required a professional.
The great thing about these backyard transformations is that they can be done pretty quickly and at an affordable rate. Plus, these transformations are upgrades to your home that will make a world of difference, in your mood while at home and if you ever decide to sell your home.
While it’s still cold outside, now’s the time to start making small purchases to have the things you want by the time summer arrives. To add a little charm and coziness to your backyard, consider making these summertime additions.
First and Foremost, You Need to Find a Theme
Before you can get started on the transformation, you need to first choose what type of theme you want your outdoor living space to be. Are you wanting a peaceful botanical garden theme where you can do Yoga in peace? Or are you wanting an escape that’s whimsical with every color on the color spectrum?
The theme is completely up to you but choosing a theme is something you need to do first… Your theme is what’s going to help you choose your decor and installations.
Install a Deck
Once you have a deck installed, you’re never going to want to be indoors ever again. With a deck, you will have the ultimate entertainment space. From cookouts to game nights, the installation of a deck is going to make your summer one to remember. Also, installing a deck is something that should be left to a professional. If you’re one who likes to shop locally, there are plenty of deck builders in Kansas City that will help you have the deck of your dreams.
Hang a Hammock
Hammocks have been comically known to flip people out of them but once you actually get in a hammock, you’ll quickly see that they are one of the most comfortable outdoor beds you will ever lay in. Just picture laying in a hammock on a warm and sunny day under the shade of a tree… now picture that in your backyard… that should make you want to go and buy one right now! Aside from hammocks being so comfortable, hammocks are also one of the great ways to get kids outdoors and keep them entertained.
Add a Fire Pit
What could be more inviting than sitting around a fire pit with a nice glass of wine and a cozy blanket on a cool summer evening? By adding a fire pit to your home, it gives way to many different moods. Fire pits are great for family time… you can roast marshmallows and hot dogs. They’re also great for girls’ nights and romantic nights with your partner. The best thing about a fire pit, according to awesomebackyardliving.com, is that it can be enjoyed year-round.
Hang Strand Lights
Sure, you can sit outside under the stars but why not hang strands of lights to add ambiance to your outdoor space? If you have a deck, you can line them along the deck railing. If you have trees in your yard, you can hang them from the tree branches… there are several different ways you can hang them and several different things you can hang them from, you just have to determine the type of mood you’re wanting to set.
Add Furniture Pieces That Speak to Your Theme
If you want a peaceful and tranquil backyard, you should consider buying furniture pieces in cool and calming colors like blues and greens. For more of a whimsical theme, you’re going to want furniture pieces in bright colors like reds and yellows.
Remember, it’s all in the details. Whatever theme you choose, you need to make sure your colors and outdoor accessories all go with the overall theme… you would take the same approach with your outdoor living space with decor the same way you would with your indoor living space.
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