5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Backyard

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5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Backyard

Wanting to create that perfect backyard you’ve always dreamed about, but don’t know where to start? A well-designed outdoor living space adds visual appeal and value to your home. But without careful planning, it can also add a ton of headaches. If you are looking for a little design inspiration to get you started, here are 5 tips that will transform your outdoor backyard into a relaxing outdoor oasis.


1. Install a Deck

Decks are a smart addition to your backyard, offering up excellent views of your surroundings. They are great for relaxing after a long day, sunbathing on a sunny afternoon, or entertaining friends and family on the weekend. Adding a deck to your home provides functionality, warmth, and beauty to your outdoor living space.

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2. Add a Patio

Want to boost the outdoor appeal of your home? Add a patio. They are very versatile, capable of taking on just about any shape. Patios come in a wide array of colours patterns and designs and can be built with a host of material, including concrete, pavers, stone, tile, brick, pebbles, and rock. Whether it’s for entertaining, cooking, or lounging the day away on a lazy Sunday afternoon, a patio will transform your backyard into a stylish outdoor retreat.

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3. Include Outdoor Lighting

Make the most of your summer evenings with the right kind of lighting. It will not only improve the clarity and safety of your outdoor living space, but also elevate the ambiance of your backyard gatherings. From lanterns and string lights to wall and landscape lighting, there are a wide variety of illuminating choices that will add atmosphere to your backyard.

4. Spruce up Your Landscaping

Creating a beautiful landscape isn’t as hard as you might think. Adding plants and flowers will go a long way in freshening up your backyard and injecting colour into your outdoor area. Plant your perennial favorites or try something new. If you are uncertain about what types of plants and flowers will work best in your backyard, gets some advice from your local nursery or contact a landscaping company.

5. Get an Outdoor Fire pit

An outdoor Fire Pit is the ultimate focal point of any backyard. Fun on warm summer nights and cozy during the winter months, a Fire Pit allows you to enjoy your backyard no matter the season. Who doesn’t enjoy their “me time” relaxing under the stars or entertaining friends and family around a fire? Having an outdoor fire pit makes your outdoor space livable, warm, and welcoming all year long.


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July 18, 2017