How to Create the Perfect Backyard to Unwind After a Long Day

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How to Create the Perfect Backyard to Unwind After a Long Day

Imagine coming back home after a long day at work and relaxing in the comfort of your backyard while you sip your favourite drink. Plausible as it might seem, not just any yard will provide you with a place to relax. Unwinding after a long day requires perfection and this can be achieved only if you spruce up your outdoor living space in such a way that it takes your thoughts off work and other chores. A backyard renovation can help convert your yard into an oasis of tranquillity. Backyard renovation – how to create the perfect place to unwind after a long day.

Ensuring Privacy

Before you can enjoy the comfort of your backyards, perhaps wearing only your underwear, you need to make sure that the nosy parker of a neighbour cannot see anything. Privacy is secured using fences, walls, screens, and green walls. The latter is perhaps the best option because you get a shade as well. Furthermore, if your house is next to the main road, then dust and nose will find it hard to penetrate a green barrier.

A Fire Pit in the Sitting Area

You might want to get away from the house during the summer months but sitting on a chair in the middle of the yard is plain dull. What you need is a fire pit that will heat things up, pun intended. The best thing about this home improvement is that you can virtually get it for free. Stones from the ground or a disused circular concrete block will make a great fire pit base. Add some mortar and you get a fire pit that will allow you to stay up late during the chilly autumnal nights.

A Hot Tub

If your pockets are deep enough, you could try adding the ultimate relaxation tool: a hot tub. There is nothing more relaxing than diving in a Jacuzzi after a long and stressful day at work. After just half an hours of laying in it, you will feel reborn! If you don’t like to share this bubbly experience, then get a small hot tub large enough for a single person.

Adding Some Shade

A tree in your backyard is ideal for shade but if you plant life, then there are other ways to get away from the summer sun. An awning is an ideal addition to your yard and the best thing about is the fact that they come in all shapes and sizes to fit inside your yard. You can order custom awnings online and select the type of awning you need. Whether this is a shade sail or an external awning with a folding arm, your backyard will get a luxury feature that is as functional as it is attractive in appearance.

Additional Water Features

The hot tub is not the only water feature you can add. If you have a tap inside the backyard, you can hook it up to pretty much anything. A splash pad is ideal for the kids but it won’t bring you many hours of rest. Better install a fountain that will produce the calming sound of running water. It has been scientifically proven that water can calm our nerves down.

A Tableside Ice Bin

Whatever type of seating you have, an ice bin next to it is the best addition you can make. Having mentioned those hot summer days, could there be anything more relaxing than stretching out your arm while lounging to grab a cold beer or a can of soda? The ice bin can be built like the fire pit or you can get one of those portable trolleys, whatever suits the décor of your back yard the best.

A Speaker in the Canopy

Sounds don’t necessarily have to constitute noise in your backyard. If you place a Bluetooth speaker high the canopy above you, you will enjoy the benefit of ambience music while you relax. The best thing about it? You needn’t get up to change the tune because the system is wireless. If you lack a tree to hang the speaker from, then use the back façade of the house as the wall mount.

A spruced-up and renovated backyard is more of a lifestyle choice than a home improvement project. All the 7 ideas listed here will enhance your ability to unwind after a long and exhausting day. Trust us, once the first awning goes up, you will wish to construct as many amenities as possible. 


Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar.

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