The backyard, with a more private feel, can quickly become a social site and entertainment area for most families. And with the economy being unsettled many families are spending more time at home or even vacationing in their backyards.
With this turn to backyard living many people feel its time to revamp the backyard.
Quite often adding a garden, patio area or decorating a balcony will change the entire feeling of your home. And a quick entertainment area can be created in a few hours or a weekend.
Areas that are cost effective to change and set up are:
Children’s Play Area. This area is influenced by the ages of your children. For smaller children you may want to use the patio area for mini games to set up for rainy days or a small wading pool. A playhouse, camping area or fort can be assembled in a weekend and an area like this will provide hours of entertainment for you children.
Teenagers need an area that they can call their own. It may be for entertaining or for sports. It would be easy to arrange taller plants to create a mini garden room for teenagers They would enjoy a private garden room that would give them an area to play music, read or entertain a few friends. A privacy screen will also create a secluded area in the backyard.
And once the children have grown this area can be revamped into a garden area or even a small putting area for golfing.
The patio can be one of the fastest ways to change the entire look of your backyard. Add a patio will give a feeling of comfort and relaxation. It will provide a place to entertain and for the children to do quiet activities. Patios can be as easy as laying down indoor-outdoor carpet or building a foundation and a cover for the patio.
By changing furniture, selecting new patio cushions and matching tablecloth, adding a water feature or giving the patio an overall theme, you can create a new feel in your backyard. Summer parties can add to the new look and by changing flowers and garden pots your color theme changes immediately.
The balcony is often the only placed for the urban dweller to relax after a long day. Your space may be limited but a few tips and techniques can turn you balcony into a private haven.
Two common problems with a balcony are making the best use out of limited space and privacy. If you make the space available work for more than one purpose you will feel like you have more space.
You can also add privacy with a privacy screen or by placing a variety of different sizes of plants to create a green living wall.
Easy backyard oasis projects could include new backyard furniture, decorating garden pots, a vertical garden area, water fountain or hillside garden area. Installing evening lighting is also an easy project and will add hours to the time you spend in the backyard.
Backyard ideas are only limited by the budget, and there are frugal ideas that can over come that problem. This should be the year to redo the backyard oasis and enjoy your home to its fullest potential.