When you have a backyard to your home, you gain a little piece of paradise that’s all yours and no one else gets to be in it unless you invite them. The problem is that when you’re busy working, the last thing that you want to do is spend time jazzing up the space – you’re too tired. You can hire a professional to come in and make a difference to it, but you need to think about what kind of cool stuff you want in your backyard in the first place.
Everyone who spends time in their backyard wants the space to look good. They want to enjoy their time spent outside and they want to make it so all of their time is spent out there – particularly in summer. But what can you include that is cool enough to make your backyard a more luxurious place to be? Look at our suggestions below:
A pool. The most obvious option is a swimming pool because who wouldn’t want to have some privacy?! You can have a new pool installed complete with Nicheless pool light options, stairs and coloured tiles to make it pop. Add a slide to the side and a gazebo covering, and you will have a pool that looks amazing all year round.
A kitchen. You might have a kitchen on the inside but an outdoor kitchen is just as cool. Summer kitchens help you to get outside and cook and you can include everything from a refrigerator to a grill out there. If you want to be super fancy, add a clay oven! You can really add things to the outdoor kitchen, too, so that you can utilize those outdoor summer meals.
A hammock. You don’t need palm trees to make this work, but an extra large hammock makes it much more possible for you and your kids to relax. There are so many available and a jumbo hammock gives you the chance to fit the whole family there!
An outdoor cinema. If you can have a pool, why not a space to watch movies. You can use outdoor pillows or beanbags and project your favorite movies onto the side of the house, allowing you to get that big screen feel in the balmy outdoor air.
A private reading area. Reading nooks are not just for the inside of the house, you know. You can really embrace that tropical paradise feel by having a separate area in the backyard to read comfortably and in private. Make sure that you have plenty of pillows to relax back onto, citronella candles so that you don’t get eaten by summer bugs and reading chairs or swings to sit in.
A fire pit. Sitting around campfires and making smores is fun, but doing it in your own backyard is an entirely new experience. You can get some comfortable seating so no one is sitting on logs, and you can use it in all seasons, too, so it gets plenty of use.
What are some great additions you have added to your back yard that we do not have listed above? Let us know in the comments!