The one plus of owning a house that no flat can replace having a backyard – is your personal outdoor space. But to be able to truly enjoy it, do a little exterior designing. No matter what are your plans with the house, to live there always or maybe sell sometime in the future, the backyard is definitely an investment that starts returning quickly any effort you put into it. To make sure you’ve hit the goal and made the perfect relaxing oasis, this article brings you a list of the best ideas for backyard renovation!
Add an actual relaxing spot
The whole purpose is to relax and enjoy, so might as well first choose the spot and the furniture you wish to be lazy in. Choose a spot in the shade or the one where you will have a great view or the one where the sun rays shine the longest to catch the sunrise or the sunset.
Reuse the old furniture – give it a deep wash and add new seating pillows or blankets. The wooden furniture might need a new layer of protective finish to last you at least one more season, or even a layer of paint to revamp the look.
Build a deck or a patio
To provide safe floors without weeds and pebbles, and even a roof structure to spend all day and night outside, consider installing a deck or patio. This will add the room structure to the outdoors. Create a lounge spot with sofas, or go with your regular sturdy gardening set. You don’t need to start with a luxury deck. There is always time to accessorise your deck and enjoy evenings beside your family.
Add some privacy with a fence or screen
Firstly, if you are not a fan of your neighbours or simply wish to have peace without anyone seeing you, install a fence around your property. You don’t need to go too tall, as you might affect the sunny spots. However, do plan the fence or screen with a height of 180 centimetres or more. Whereas the fence is built around the perimeter of your property, the screen can be installed anywhere, if you wish to hide only a lounging spot.
Alfresco dining has stayed the ideal activity for many, especially if your kitchen is not close to the backyard. Whether you only want to have a place to sit and grill a barbecue or you want to have multiple kitchen appliances, the choice is completely yours. Eating outside feels like eating on a holiday, just add a fan for cooling, some mosquito repellents, or blankets if it gets colder, and enjoy the vacation mode from the comfort of your own home.
Render the walls
More activity in the backyard can certainly affect your home, but if you have children, pets, many guests, or a pool, your walls might get damaged. As such your house façade can be damaged easily. To protect your home exterior while upping its looks, consider house rendering and add a new shine to it. There are multiple rendering materials, like cement and acrylic, and aside from the new front will also help with insulation and protection from the weather conditions.
Explore the idea of garden
Many don’t want to deal with gardening as they are afraid it is an overwhelming responsibility. Imagine having your own cucumbers, tomatoes, or paprika? Fantastic, healthy, and ecologically responsible urban gardening should definitely be on your list.
To provide the colour to your backyard, plant flowers. Choose the annual kinds that self-seed to be sure your colours will be there next season. If your backyard is mostly covered in concrete, don’t back away from having plants. Install flowerbeds, they can even be made by recycling old containers and look at your little jungle grow.
Climbing plants and herbs have more than one purpose
Plants don’t need to be always only for looks and meals, they can have other purposes. Great use of climbing plants is as a roof, privacy wall, and space division. They can behave like flowers like wisteria, or evergreen like clematis to provide coverage all year round. The warm weather comes with some of the most hated pests – mosquitos. Luckily, there are herbs that you can use in your kitchen that mosquitos actually hate. This is killing two birds with one stone. On the one hand, you will drive away an unwanted guest. On the other hand, you will decorate your backyard and make it as welcoming as possible. Invest in mosquito repelling plants and enjoy your summer hot days.