When we think about renovation or designing a home, most people only think about the house itself. But what about the extension of the house? The extension that we’re referring to is our backyard. Excluding people who live in condominiums, almost every home has its own backyard.
These days, we spend our time in our homes without the freedom of going to cafes, libraries, and restaurants. Most of us would stay at home and complain about not going to these places. These people are forgetting that their very own backyard can be those places that they’re thinking about.
Designing Your Backyard
This part of our homes is one of the least places that people care to design. We mainly focus on our living room, bedrooms, and kitchen. Even the bathroom is more well-designed than the backyard. People who don’t consider using their backyard miss all the benefits of this extra space we have in our homes.
Our backyard can be our very own cafe, library, and restaurant if we choose to design it that way. Here are some ideas to help you create your own spot in your backyard:
1. Grilling Spot
75% of families would light up their grill during certain holidays such as Father’s Day. Grilling some meat and vegetables with the family is like a traditional way of celebrating these holidays. In every household, a grilling stove and grilling materials are present for these occasions.
Your backyard is the perfect spot to have your own barbecue party with your family. Grilling outside is also the best way since grilling inside the house will only fill the house with smoke, even with proper air ventilation. You can create an area in your backyard where you set your grills and cooking tools ready for these occasions.
Some households even have grilling stoves attached to some structures in their backyard and elegant furniture to recreate the feeling of being at the restaurant. Many people are also opting for outdoor dinner in their backyard to see the view of the night sky, which makes the food taste better.
2. Play with Lights
As most people are now getting fond of eating dinner in their backyard, many of them are decorating this place with lights. Some people are installing bollard lights, outdoor chandeliers, and glass lanterns. What’s interesting is that people are also making DIY light designs according to their taste and choices.
Some people wrap the trees in their backyard with fairy lights to make the tree look majestic at night. Another interesting idea is that some people are making transparent flower pots filled with lights, or the pot itself can light up. This gives another fantasy-like vibe in your backyard. Most people play around with lights to make their backyard unique and elegant at the same time.
3. Party Area
It has been a year since parties are no longer allowed in certain places. But as humans, most of us seek the joy of going to parties and celebrating. As mentioned, most people are enjoying their dinner in their backyard along with the lights they installed. Your backyard can serve as your own party spot too.
The party doesn’t have to be loud and have many guests like the parties before—just enough for you and your friends to enjoy some quality time together. The fun will double up if you have a pool where your friends can swim while the others are firing up the grill.
4. Healing Place
Your backyard is also a place where you can feel calm and at peace. Setting up a great spot for you to sit and read a book or drink coffee while basking under the same. All of us need enough sunlight to give us the energy that we need for the day. You can also meditate in that spot and clear your mind with negative thoughts.
Our backyards can serve as a spot where we can do activities that can relieve our negative emotions and keep us mentally strong. Our mental health is one of the things that we need to take care of, especially when we’re stuck at home.
Your backyard is not just another extension of your house. It can be a different place where you can feel comfort and joy. Designing your backyard is not a difficult job. All you have to do is think about how you want to use it before thinking of the design.
That simple extra space of your house can turn into something that you’ve never thought of. Backyards are there for a reason; remember to use them to their fullest.