We’re all loving spending a bit more time at home. With springtime finally upon us, longer days are synonymous with al-fresco dining, outdoor playtime, and movies under a starry night.
What this all means it’s time to get the backyard oasis you’ve always dreamed of but never took the time to complete. Fortunately, you don’t need much to make it happen, and a few changes here and there can turn your empty patio into the ultimate backyard.
1. Create an Outdoor Movie Theater
Movie night is about to have a different meaning for you and your family. Get a movie projector, grab an old white sheet, set up the chair, and you’ll transform your backyard into a fantastic movie theater. All you’re missing now are the movie popcorns.
2. Build an Outdoor Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart and lungs of your home, but that doesn’t mean it can come with you to the patio. Set up an outdoor kitchen space so you can enjoy the outdoors without having to walk in and out of your house to entertain your family and guests.
3. Create an Outdoor Play Area
If the kitchen area is for adults, then create a smaller outdoor play area for the kids. Add a swing set, a playing field, or a cute playground for them to have their designated play area. Se mulch and sod to provide a safe landing area, so kids can play wild without getting hurt.
4. Add Overhangs to Protect from the Sun
While spending time outdoors is fantastic, you’re going to need some covering at one point or another. If you want to enjoy your backyard oasis all-year-long, adding overhangs can help protect yourself from the sun or rain. Pergolas, awnings, and rooms will protect you from the elements and elevate the look and feel of your patio.
5. Create an Outdoor Living Space that Complements the Interior
Who says your home decor has to end by the backyard? Today’s trends bring the indoor space outdoors so that you can enjoy this space year-round. Think of decorative elements that complement the interior of your home. You can choose same-styled furniture, finishings, and color palettes, so your outdoor feels like an extension of your interior.
6. Outdoor Lighting for Nighttime Fun
It seems simple, but outdoor lighting can change the way your backyard looks. Set the mood with colored light and adapt the ambiance of your patio to any occasion. Using outdoor lighting can be fun for the entire family, and it will help you transform the look and feel of your patio for some nighttime fun that everyone will love.
7. Include Water & Fire Features
Elevate the feel of your backyard with the right accessories. Water features like waterfalls, water fountains, and ponds instantly add soothing background noise to your outdoor space. They also change the landscape of the backyard, making it appear more spacious and grand.
Have fun with some fire features as well. Things like outdoor fireplaces, fire tables, and a fire pit can keep you and your guests cozy when it gets chillier at night. Nothing better than roasting marshmallows in your backyard.