What one word describes your ideal backyard?
My word is tranquil. This summer, I have been eating outdoors with friends and family at least a few times a week so it is important that my backyard provides a peaceful environment for my guests and me. Right now, hosting a Fourth of July party and summer backyard BBQs are top of mind. With limited time to spend on renovations, I’ve been looking for, and have discovered, a few backyard projects that will make a big impact to the look and function of my tranquil space. Best of all, these ideas take very little time - not more than 20 minutes or so. Here are some of my favorite quick and easy improvement ideas:
1). Update the Lighting. I recently purchased new porch lights online and was able to change them out myself. The updated hardware made a subtle but noticeable difference. Additional lighting ideas include:
2). Liven up with Plants. No need to re-landscape; add flowers or plants in new, creative ways:
3). Add Water Features. Water has a calming effect on people, so including more water spaces in the yard can create a more comfortable environment to connect with friends, family, or yourself. A water feature doesn’t have to be big; these require little effort:
If you are looking for a bigger backyard makeover that includes a deck and new hot tub – or dreaming about it – try our FREE deck design tool to start planning or take a peek at this inspirational “Backyard Oasis” Pinterest board we’ve created.
What backyard improvements have you added this summer? Share with us below!
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