The backyard is often ignored by homeowners, because they see it as an empty space that serves no purpose. But it is a massive shame. The backyard could be the focal point for a home, even if it is not that large a space. All it requires is some ingenuity and a home remodel.
Creating a backyard oasis is a step-by-step process, but is very much doable. Here are some tips on how you could get started on your backyard remodel.
No backyard is complete without a patio, which is why it should be the first priority.
There are many options, such as brick, concrete, asphalt and stone paver. Stone is the first choice if there is no budget issue, but concrete and asphalt can do a very good job too.
The patio should be in line with the door that opens up to the backyard, allowing for an immediate space to relax, sit down, grill or invite friends.
- Outdoor Dining
With the patio setup, it is time to look at outdoor dining. A modern grill would be a good addition to any backyard, as it would allow for some supreme outdoor cooking.
Modern grills are better than charcoal ones, as they are quicker to operate, less mess and more versatile. You could grill anything from fish to chicken to burgers to vegetables on there!
Setting up a bar area is also a good idea. You could have a fridge outdoors, especially if your backyard is covered by a pergola. You would have no worries about it getting wet. And each time you need another beer, glass of wine or mixed drink, you would not need to go inside!
- Lighting and Ambiance
When it is daytime, lighting is not much of a concern. But homeowners would spend a lot of time in their backyard after sunset, especially on weekdays. Having a few outdoor lights setup will ensure the backyard is perfectly lit for various occasions. Getting lights that can be dimmed is a good idea, as they can be tweaked to set the mood.
- Flowers and Herbs
No backyard look is done without some nature. Most backyards will be fine with natural grass. But if you have many trees blocking sunlight into that area, artificial turf is a great option.
A bed of flowers and herbs is also a great way to add some color and personality to the backyard. And it is very useful, as you could use the herbs from the yard for cooking and making cocktails!