So all you’ve got is a patch of grass and a dilapidated bunch of plastic chairs? Make more out of your outdoor space by creating a place where you and your family and friends can relax and have fun together. Check out this list, see the potential in your backyard, and get planning!
#1 Install a pathway. Nothing shouts “inviting backyard” like a clear path that can lead you straight into it. Take the next “step” and try out a new pathway.
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#2 Get some *nice* outdoor furniture. No more plastic chairs–get the comfy stuff! Everyone needs somewhere to sit once they’re invited in!
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#3 Surround the sitting area with lots of greenery to give it a private, enclosed feel. A cozy backyard is an inviting backyard.
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#4 Add a fire pit and a s’mores makin’ station. S’mores are the face of cozy and inviting.
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#5 Sling up a hammock and some romantic lights. Time to cozy up with a special someone!
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#6 Install a quaint fence and gate. Your inviting backyard needs some way to enter it, of course!
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#7 Think big and bring out a full-sized dining table for entertaining on perfect summer nights.
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#8 Install a fireplace. A fireplace can be a cozy addition to your backyard in the summer and winter months.
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#9 Although it’s a big investment of time and money, it’s hard to resist the draw of a sparkling pool on a hot summer day. A hot tub is a nice alternative (or addition) too!
Photo from Casa Abril
#10 Build on a covered patio or deck, and even add a ceiling fan for extra comfort on warm days.
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