DIY How to Create the Luxury Backyard You Only See on Television
How many times have you seen home renovation shows and wished you could do the same thing to your own backyard? I think we’ve all had those dreams. Well, did you know that these backyard masterpieces you see on TV aren’t inconceivable? With the right tools, crew, and equipment, you have the ability to take on this backyard renovation project and customize it to your heart’s desire.
Although creating the backyard of your dreams was strictly meant to give your family an outdoor retreat to relax in, you’re also adding to your home’s curb appeal. Even if you’re not looking to move any time soon, you’re still increasing your home’s market value. So, all that hard work will literally pay off in the long run. According to thebalance.com, a big percentage of home buyers make the decision on whether or not to look inside a home based on the outside of it.
Let the Backyard Reno Begin
Did you know that backyards are now being called “outdoor rooms?” You’re probably a little puzzled by the term but it’s essentially an outdoor space that you use for whatever purpose you choose. A lot of people use it as an entertainment space for friends and family.
Now, in order to create this dream backyard, there are a few things you’ll need to do. From the start of the project to its final completion, take a look at some tips to help you create the backyard of your dreams and become the envy of your neighbors!
Visualize and Have a Plan for Your Backyard
This the time where you actually go outside and take a good look at your backyard. Look at the available space you have and also see if your backyard can stand some decluttering. Some people tend to think that decluttering only occurs indoors but junk can also accumulate in your back yard too.
Start out by getting rid of weeds and any unnecessary storage units and tools. Essentially, your backyard needs to look like a blank canvas. Once your yard is decluttered, that will allow you to really see how much space you have to work with your yard.
Depending on everything you want in your backyard, you’re definitely going to take on some of the projects as DIY projects but for the more dangerous projects, you’re going to need to outsource help, especially for projects that last for months at a time.
If you want to build a fireplace or pool, you’re going to need to rent a flatbed truck with large towing capacities to haul heavy stones and brick, electrician services for an outdoor kitchen and outdoor lighting, and a landscaping company to help with the lay of your land.
Determine What’s Important for Your Backyard
The wants and needs for one family might be totally different than the next family’s. So that’s why you need to take a serious look at your yard size and have a discussion with your family about what they would like to see in the backyard too.
Figure out what you enjoy doing in your home that would be more fun outdoors. Take a look at some features to add to your backyard based on your family’s hobbies and interests.
- Cooking and Socializing. An outdoor kitchen and bar would be ideal for family cookouts and get-togethers among friends. The addition of a pool would also add to the socialization aspect of your outdoor space.
- Comfortable furniture and fireplaces/firepits can take an enjoyable book and make it all the more cozy and enjoyable.
- The addition of a TV and sound system would help to keep you motivated during your outdoor workouts. If you’re more of a Yoga enthusiast then adding a few fountains and statuaries would definitely add more zen to your backyard.
Create a Covered Area for Shade
Depending on where you live, that sun can do real damage to your body. Yes, you may love the outdoors but you also need to be cautious about heat safety too so while you’re going through the process of giving your backyard a makeover, you definitely should include creating a covered area.
If you want to have an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area with a TV, then you would need to create a covered area. The sun could do real damage to the TV and why cook under the hot sun if you don’t have to?
Do What’s Best for Your Family
I hope these tips were helpful in putting your plan into motion on creating your dream backyard. Who knew your “outdoor room” could be your everything room too! Just remember to keep in mind the needs of your family too!