Spring is around the corner, have you been sliding the door and checking if the flowers bloom yet? I am sure you can’t wait for the cold season to go away and welcome the fresh and cool warmer seasons to come, if you already have a beautifully renovated garden, because walking through a fantastic backyard simply brings us pleasure, and life just becomes more beautiful.
Winter is the perfect time to work on your backyard if you want to turn it into a gateway, and it would be great if you can have your projects done before summer comes. When summer arrives, it is time to reward yourself with retreats in a better living space.
Here are 4 ideas to make the most out of your backyard space and create a backyard gateway.
1. Add an Backyard Cottage
Adding an outdoor cottage allows more covered space in a home. There are a wide-ranging usages of backyard cottages. You can use it as a space for outdoor dining, office, storage, gym area, or a place where you hang your boxing bag. What is more, you can turn it into an outdoor kitchen. I am sure you will love it, if you grill more than twice a week, or you often hold a family event where you have families and friends over for a little party in which case your guests can contribute to preparing the meal.
2. Add a Hot Tub or a Spa
Adding a hot tub or a spa out on a deck is such a great way to turn your backyard into a gateway where you relax and unwind. To determine the location, you should consider privacy, the distance to the house, and whether you want it to be in shade or in sunshine. It is the best locate your spa or hot tub not too far from your house, and place it under a cover with holes where the sun goes through.
Keep in mind that the water a hot tub or spa contains weigh around 2 tons, so you might want to inspect if your deck is able to carry that much weight, if not, build a strong and firm foundation.
3. Create Shady Spots
Even sun worshippers welcome a little shade. It is always nice to have a little shades in sunshine. That way you can enjoy your backyard and deck more when you stay in the sun long enough. You can create shady spots by adding trees, umbrellas or retractable awnings.
4. Don’t Forget Privacy
You don’t always want to expose to your neighbors or people who walk pass by your home what event or activity you are up to, and also you don’t want to completely close and divide yourself from the rest of the neighborhood. Adding fence or garden walls ensure you privacy, and they can also define your outdoor space and blocking part of the view of neighbor house.