5 Ways to Improve Your Backyard
Homeowners more than often regard their backyards as nothing more than an outdoor storage space. For them
it is more of a hassle than an enjoyment. Needless to say, this doesn’t have to be the case since any backyard can be improved in numerous ways to create a space that spending time is a pleasure. It can be used for lounging, entertainment, sports, dining, sipping coffee, and even sleeping; the list is endless.
Whichever option you choose, the end result is going to be the expansion of your estate and an extra (outdoor) room to spend time in. Not to mention the fact that potential buyers go crazy for such backyard organic gardening spaces and are willing to pay extra cash for them. So, if you are ready to do a backyard makeover, here are 5 ways in which you can turn it into reality.
A Simple Cleanup
Before you start introducing improvements, you need to know what you are dealing with. To see how much workspace you have at your disposal, remove all the junk and all old stuff from the garden. If the old shed is rickety, it can be demolished altogether to make room for new things. If you have an ideal bench that has a broken leg, fix it and give it a new paint job so you can sit in your new garden. Once all the unnecessary stuff is out, thoroughly clean the entire garden. Sometimes you may even discover full pathways that have been hidden for decades under a thin layer of dirt.
An Outdoor Living Room
Your backyard needs a focal point for it to become more frequented by the people living in the house. The best way to achieve this is to copy your living room furniture layout and place it in the backyard. Place an outdoor rug in front of the house and put a sofa with chairs or armchairs around a large coffee table. This way, the entire family will have a place where they can gather during the warm nights when the weather is nice outside.
Add a Patio
The main issue with the backyard is going to be the fact that it is an open space, in the sense that it is open to the elements. All the seating you introduce will be in vain if it gets wet during the first rain shower. That is why erecting overhead protection to the patio is crucial. If you can find good patio builders to purchase corrugated profiles from, then you can install them yourself. This will round up the patio area, making it weatherproof from above where it counts the most.
Add a Barbecue Area
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on dinners in fancy restaurants when you can have steak and fries prepared in the comfort of your backyard. All you need is a barbecue and you are ready to go. Organize a party for your friends and spend memorable moments in the garden. In case you want to eat more often here, you can also build an outdoor kitchen or even a bar.
Build a Fireplace
In order to prolong the time you can use the backyard during the year, you can construct a DIY hearth. There are numerous tutorials online on how to do it. It can be placed in the centre of the garden and besides keeping you and your visitors warm, it would be great for roasting marshmallows. You would travel back in time to the period when you were a kid camping in the woods.
Not only can a backyard be transformed for the better in no time, but this can be done rather cheaply. All 5 ideas we have shared with you will not make a dent in your home budget but will give you an extra space to enjoy it.
Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood