Unlike your front yard where you have to really make it a show-stopping space so that people can see how beautiful your house is, your backyard is a personal area that only your loved ones and you get to see and enjoy.
Before you start out to design a backyard space you should consider what the purpose of the space will be. What are you looking for from your yard?
Are you trying to create an entertainment area where you can entertain friends and extended family for cookouts? Or perhaps a relaxing meditation garden is more your style?
If you have kids and/or pets, you’ll have to take their needs into account when designing your backyard space.
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Patios and Decks
First you have to consider the amount of space you have available. You may have a huge lot in back of your house, but if it’s all on a slope, the space may be unusable. In such a case, building a deck may be the solution, whether it be attached to the house or a floating deck.
An alternative to a deck in such a case may be to terrace the land or perhaps build a small retaining wall. What about a brick patio? Literally, there are so many ideas to choose from! Don’t think that just because your space is small that your options are small! Quite the contrary!
If you want to be the cook-out king or queen how about doing it in real style? An outdoor kitchen is quite impressive! There are many options such as outdoor appliances and brick ovens.
How about a fireplace or fire pit for making smores? Fall in the south is such a great time to enjoy a great outdoor space. Our weather is just mild enough that it’s not too cold and the fire pit can add just the right amount of warmth. The kids love it too!
Great lighting makes everything look and feel better – your backyard space is no exception! Great outdoor lighting in your backyard can create a wonderful and inviting atmosphere! It can illuminate your wonderful space and really bring your backyard area to life.
Don’t Forget the Kiddies!
Every parent wants a fun and safe place for their kids to play. One thing to consider is a very well-built wooden playset. There are literally tons of options and choices that are high-quality and affordable. If this is something you’ve been considering, we would love for you to contact one of our business partners that is the state’s leading provider of wooden playsets, trampolines and basketball goals. The owner’s name is Jeff Beabout and you can check out his website by clicking here.
Remember your backyard space is all about YOU! Design a space that you makes you comfortable and brings your family and friends years of enjoyment.
If you need help or would like to consult us on ideas please give us a call! 205.702.4426
The Nelson Team Creates the entire outdoor experience! Everything you can think of from landscape design, to lighting, irrigation systems, even outdoor living spaces and kitchens.
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