Your backyard can be much more than just a stretch of land around your house. An outdoor living space is the best place to be with family and friends, be the envy of your neighbors and your personal oasis for rest and relaxation. It can be a place where you create lasting memories of joy and laughter with your children, lunches with family or romantic dinners.
All these are possible after a complete makeover of your backyard. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some ideas to help you out.
Create a Smooth Transition between the House and the Yard
A wooden deck, extending to a natural stone path, will make the transition from indoors to outdoors smooth and pleasant for everyone. Whether you want to have your coffee or chilled drinks on the patio or simply enjoy the fresh morning air, it is much nicer when you can just walk on, without the need to change shoes or go down immediate steps.
Furnish Your Patio as Comfortably as Your Rooms
Why should you restrict seating options in your backyard to metal or wicker chairs and tables? You should be able to enjoy the same comfort outdoors as you do indoors. During the long and warm summer evenings, there is nothing more pleasant than to spend time with family and friends, having dinner, cocktails or even enjoying a movie on a projection screen.
You will need comfortable armchairs and a sofa, coffee tables and even an outdoor bar for drinks, eating a meal or watching the game on your outdoor TV.
Create Kid-Friendly Areas
Children love to play outdoors A clever arrangement of play areas will give children the space they need to romp around and allow you to keep an eye on them at all-times.
Find the Best Place for the Barbecue
What is a family gathering without a cookout? You cannot always know how the wind blows, but you can find a corner in your backyard where the smoke from grilled meat will not likely blow towards the seating area on the patio, where you and your guests enjoy appetizers and cold drinks.
Don’t Forget about the Sunny Days
Everyone loves to sunbathe during the summer. With the sun being stronger than ever, sunscreens are a must – even if you plan on spending just a couple of hours on the easy chair. When the glare becomes too strong, a pergola will offer you the shade you need without leaving your favorite lounging spot. Walk back to your house on brick or concrete pavers which will stand the test of time with high foot traffic.
Never suffer from neighbor envy again…
As Raleigh’s premier landscape company, Grantlin Landscape Services is certified, licensed and trained for the projects that last a lifetime. Let us help you create an outdoor living space to host awesome parties this summer!