Your home’s backyard is probably the area with the biggest potential. Why? Well, because you have the privilege of using the area that’s otherwise unoccupied and unusable in order to create the hotspot of your entire property. This is the area that can be improved with little to no funds, and this improvement can bring to a massive spike in your property’s resale value. However, if you want to take your backyard to the next level, there are several ideas that are head and shoulders above the rest. Here are four such ideas that will allow you to give your backyard a complete makeover.
The single simplest way of transforming your backyard space into something out of a dream is to install a backyard deck for your seating. The smoother terrain of a deck (compared to the ground or concrete) will give you the privilege of considering more beautiful outdoor furniture. Other than this, you can also take into consideration the idea of adding a nice outdoor rug to the mix. The deck itself is a simple matter, but it does require a certain amount of hard physical labor. Still, you can always have someone else install it for you.
When planning to make your backyard into something extravagant, you just cannot go wrong with a gazebo. First of all, this is a fairly simple construction consisting of a deck and a wooden cover. However, if you decide to decorate it for a bit, add some fast-growing vines to climb the supporting pillars, and paint the construction, you would see the full elegance and magnitude of its design. The project is far from inexpensive, but the value that it brings to your backyard (both resale value and lifestyle quality) is more than worth it. So, place a gazebo high on your backyard improvement priority list.
Creating a proper backyard fountain is one of the simplest ways to turn your garden into an oasis. Think about it; you need to use all four elements. Air and earth are present in abundance, and with a barbecue or a fire pit, you also add fire to the mix. Now, all you’re left with is a water source, and a fountain or a lovely pond may just do the trick. According to veteran Newcastle plumbers, the location of the fountain is crucial, seeing as how it requires some essential plumbing work in order to function properly.
4. Raised Flowerbeds
It would be outright irresponsible not to talk about the way in which you can make your backyard vegetation seem more exotic. The simplest, quickest, and most frugal way of making this work is to install raised flowerbeds. Other than just looking more organized and giving you numerous opportunities for further decoration, these raised flower beds give you more growing space, minimize the potential amount of weed and do much more. From a practical standpoint, you also need warmer soil earlier in the season and warmer soil for longer. This could allow you to plant some varieties that you usually wouldn’t be able to.
The best thing about experimenting with your backyard is the fact that it’s both tabula rasa and closed-off private space. This means that you have all your options available and, if you don’t like the final result, you can avoid showing it off to anyone until you remove/fix the problem. In other words, it’s just impossible for you to go wrong. You can look up some gardens online in order to borrow an idea or two, but always keep in mind that every backyard is different.
Mia Ackerson is a Melbourne-based writer. Loves writing about home decorations and home improvements. She’s also interested in reading books, movies, music, baking, and gardening. You can follow her on Twitter.