Do you avoid using your backyard because it isn’t very comfortable to spend time in? You should stop turning a blind eye to it and create a backyard you love to spend time in. Here are some easy ways to turn your backyard into one of your favorite hangout spots.
It might seem obvious, but you won’t want to spend time outside if you don’t have anywhere to sit outside. When looking at patio furniture, choose items that will hold up well under the weather in your area. The last thing you want is to have cushions that discolor and wear out shortly after you buy them. Additionally, make sure you buy enough seating for your family. When you’re creating an oasis, you don’t want to detract from it from having to use a kitchen chair because there isn’t enough seating for everyone.
As much as you want to be outside, you don’t want to sit with the sun directly in your face. Because of that, you should consider installing shades. They’ll help protect you from the elements and give you more privacy.
Whether installing a retractable fabric awning or going with an outdoor vertical roller shade, make sure you choose something that tucks up out of the way when you aren’t using it. You don’t want your view obstructed by the shade when it’s not in use.
Add a Fountain
Studies have shown that backyards with fountains are more calming and can help relieve your stress from the day. Additionally, fountains tend to attract more wildlife, so you’ll find that different kinds of birds, deer, and maybe even possums come to your home.
Another reason to add a fountain is that it adds a layer of sound protection from the noise of your neighborhood. You’ll hear only the bubbling of the water and not the noise from the cars driving by or the party down the street.