Your backyard holds quite the potential; it is just an oasis waiting to be discovered. If your backyard consists of a rotting deck, weed-filled grass, and broken garden implements, then now is the time to spruce it up. With a few creative and brilliant additions, your backyard can change from a place you avoid to your favorite spot for family gatherings, a relaxing retreat, and a place you go to recharge from a hectic day at work. It’s your backyard, and it can become anything you decide to make it. From a simple concrete deck to a luxurious wicker patio set, your backyard makeover can consist of whatever you choose. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Deck or Patio
A deck or patio will serve as a foundation for your backyard oasis, and it is also a great place to start the transformation. Whether you choose a concrete patio or wood deck, there are pros and cons that come with both. Whichever you choose, this feature will give your backyard greater appeal. A deck or patio also turns a typical and boring backyard into a destination you, your family, and your friends will gladly gather and hang out.
A patio or deck will add aesthetic appeal to your home’s exterior. Patios and decks come in a variety of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes. In fact, they are highly customizable, so you are only limited by your imagination. There are other upsides to having a stamped or colored concrete patio or deck as well. Placing decorations such as potted plants or a water feature will go a long way in complementing your home’s design. Add some lights and outdoor speakers creates a relaxing environment where you can enjoy your free time.
Not only will a patio or deck brighten up your outdoor space, but it will also add value to your home. Patios and decks are popular because they add square footage to your home. Your deck or patio is essentially a useable space for everyday activities, including eating, cooking, and napping in the sweet sunshine.
Lastly, your patio or deck serves as a foundation for your social gatherings. Guests have a place to mingle with others, sip cold drinks, and enjoy the fresh air. A deck or patio is a great way to utilize your outdoor space better.
Add a Hammock
There is nothing quite like laying on a hammock or porch swing in the middle of summer, swinging back and forth in the fresh air. A swing or hammock is the perfect addition to your patio, and it creates a quiet retreat for you and your family. A hammock also gives you a sleeping option that is more comfortable than your couch.
Studies show that sleeping in a hammock provides better rest, and it will also help your mind recover from a stressful day. There are several other surprising health benefits when you lounge in your hammock. For example, a hammock elevates your upper body and provides improved circulation, which can help ease congestion, improves blood pressure, and is even good for your skin and complexion. Because a hammock has zero pressure points, it forces your body to relax totally, which helps ease joint pain and body aches. In addition, a hammock will add a touch of class and style to your backyard.
As a homeowner, you put a lot of time, energy, and money into your home. You mow the lawn, trim the bushes, and spend money making exterior improvements. While all of these improvements make your backyard visibly pleasing, all of that fades away when the sun goes down.
Strategically placed lighting in your backyard will enhance the nighttime beauty of your home while increasing security. Sure, outdoor lighting is aesthetically pleasing, and it will increase curb appeal, but it will also keep you safer at night.
Many of you enjoy spending time in your backyard grilling, eating, or chatting with family and friends. But when the sun sets, the fun and frolicking end. Outdoor lighting allows homeowners to extend their outdoor experience long into the evening and night. With outdoor lighting, you will spend more time in your backyard doing the things you love.
Creative Water Features
There are homeowners who choose to have water features installed in their patios or gardens to enhance the beauty of the property. And while a water fountain or koi pond will add aesthetic appeal to your landscape, water features so much more than just add visual appeal.
A water fountain or other water feature will stand out against the foliage and greenery in your yard; it can also be utilized as a focal point for your patio or garden. A trickling stream of water will draw attention and create a point of interest. The sound of a water feature is soothing and elicits feelings of relaxation and harmony. Water features enhance the ambiance of your yard, creating a unique space to enjoy peace and serenity.
A water fountain or other water feature will attract many chirping birds, colorful butterflies, and other animals. The sight of birds, bees, and other beautiful animals and insects frolicking around the water feature will bring you close to nature and put your mind in a more relaxed state.
Get a Rug
Just as an indoor rug holds the power to tie a room together, an outdoor rug is an excellent way to enhance your outdoor space. Sprucing up your backyard can cost a lot of money; adding a rug to your outdoor space is an inexpensive way to jazz things up. There are other benefits to adding a rug to your patio or deck as well.
Decks and patios aren’t meant to last forever, and they can get damaged with everyday use. Any type of flooring takes a beating with heavy foot traffic. Strategically placed rugs placed on your patio or deck will help ensure that your outdoor flooring lasts for a very long time.
That chip you noticed on your patio or that damage on your deck will stand out and drive you batty. An outdoor rug is a great solution when you need to cover up the damage. It will also keep the damage to a minimum as it will protect your deck or patio from the forces of nature and heavy foot traffic.
Lastly, an outdoor rug means you can walk around on your deck or patio without your shoes or socks without fear of burning your feet on the hot surface or suffering a splinter.
A concrete patio is the foundation for your backyard oasis. If you are ready to invest in your outdoor space, give Cesar’s Concrete a call or schedule a quote, and we can discuss your outdoor dreams and desires. There is never any obligation, and we will never pressure you into buying anything.