Homeowners are looking for more ways to create outdoor living spaces in their yards. They desire an oasis to unwind in with family and friends. Here are a few ideas to transform your backyard into an inviting place to hang out.
Add a Water Feature
If your yard is large enough, consider adding a swimming pool and spa. The times spent relaxing or playing in the water make it worth the initial expense.
You can still add a water feature if your yard is too small for a pool. Contact a local company specializing in pond fountain installation Florida to have a fountain added to your available space. Fountains are easier to maintain and give you the relaxing effect of the sound of falling water.
Invest in Comfortable Furniture
Nothing beats lounging an afternoon away in the outdoors reading a book or chatting with friends or family. Buy comfortable furniture for your patio that entices everyone to have a seat. A few chaise lounges with thick cushions fit the bill perfectly. An outdoor couch and a set of overstuffed chairs next to a coffee table encourage chat sessions. Provide a hammock hung between two shade trees for the perfect afternoon nap spot.
Provide Shady Spots
Every oasis needs a few shady spots, especially in the summertime. You can fill that need with a retractable awning over your patio or sizeable collapsible patio umbrellas set strategically around the space. For a more permanent shade option, install a pergola or an arbor.
Install a Fire Pit
The cozy warmth of a firepit draws people together for a night of s’mores or a round of ghost stories. It also chases away the chill of cooler weather to allow for outdoor time in the colder months.
You can turn your backyard into a relaxing oasis by adding one or more of these features to your outdoor living space.