If you find yourself spending the majority of your free time in your backyard, it might be time to create your very own oasis. Whether you’re entertaining guests, soaking up the sun or just getting fresh air, it’s important to invest in the places where you spend the most time. It can be difficult to know how or what to do to enhance your outdoor space and add in those elements that will really make it pop. If you’re keen on taking on some backyard renovations that will wow your family and friends, here are some suggestions to help get you inspired. Let’s get planning!
Infinity Pool or Fountain
There’s nothing quite as elegant and impressive as an infinity pool. If you’re looking to create a classy backyard for entertaining, this will do the trick! It’s one of the top trends in outdoor designs and also one of the most impressive by far. If you’ve been considering installing a pool in your backyard, why not take that idea a bit further with an infinity concept? You can also create a fountain area within your existing pool or as a standalone to capture a similar idea and effect. If you’re hoping for something cost-effective, we encourage you to read an article on DIY examples here.
Adding in the Element of Fire
If you’re looking to create a focal area of your yard where guests and family can gather and converse, then cozy and impressive fire accents are a must. You can have an outdoor fireplace or pit installed that will allow you to take full advantage of those late-night parties, and even enjoy your outdoor living space when the weather turns cool. Easy to maintain and move if needed, you’ll be looking for reasons not to get them! Torches or fire bowls incorporated into your design or along your poolscape are an economical way to achieve a similarly dramatic effect.
Modern Outdoor Lighting
Nothing sets the mood and intimate ambiance of a space like lighting. This is one of the easiest ways to create that wow factor with minimal effort. By placing spotlights throughout your garden, you can highlight certain features such as plants and trees or a fountain and pool. Even stringing lanterns around your terrace can improve your outdoor setting dramatically, and with new high efficiency coloured LED lights it’s easy to get a professional look in a cost-effective manner. If you need some inspiration, check out the top trends for 2020 here.
If your backyard is big and spacious and you’re unsure of how to create a more cozy and intimate setting, then consider breaking up space by adding a pergola into the layout. Adding a simple structure with draped linens is the perfect addition for creating a cozy, lounging area. These are elegant and can add so much character to your backyard. Having the ability to easily take it down, move it, and change it up will also help when you’re looking to change the layout!
Create an Outdoor Bar
Who doesn’t dream of having an outdoor bar? This is one of the ways to truly impress your guests. You can create a patio area with a mixture of stone and wood accents for the bar and stools alongside so you can serve up some of your favourite cocktails. There’s no better way to get the party started than at your own bar!
Having a home pool is the dream – but upgrading to a fully decked out poolscape is legendary. Fountains, jets, lighting, waterslide, swim out niches, diving board – you name it, the pool renovations pros at Purewater can bring it to life. Creating a space that the whole family can enjoy is easier said than done – but working with Purewater, it will be a seamless and straightforward experience meeting all of your expectations!
From big renos to subtle additions, there are countless ways to bump up the wow factor throughout your backyard. Whether you’re considering taking on a big backyard reno, or a simple retouch, consider some of these ideas to give you inspiration. Having a simple photo or elements you like is a great start!