Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a home that has an open space just dying to be renovated, or you’ve lived in your home for quite some time and have decided that it is time for a new look and feel for your outdoor space. It’s time to shake things up and create a backyard space that is worthy of hosting an incredible birthday party event or a decadent family reunion that is sure to impress your older brother or earn you a top spot in grandma’s list of favorites.
Here are a few ideas to help turn your bare backyard into a beautiful party-worthy oasis that the whole neighborhood will be envious of.
Design a custom pool
Many of us dream of the day we’re able to open our back doors and dive into a beautiful pool that is exactly as we dreamed. That dream can be yours, as you can let your imagination run wild when creating your own masterpiece. You can have a hot tub connected by a path of stones and rocks, or build a mini lap pool that will make you feel like you’re back on your NCAA swim team. With custom pool water features like waterfalls, fountains, slides, and water jets, you will feel like you’re at an exclusive resort and only you and your loved ones have the access keys.
If you have an existing pool, you can add special extra features to revamp and revitalize your backyard space. Try adding an outdoor shower to the space to truly make your home feel like a tropical international resort. We’ve been drooling over these insane infinity pools around the world.
Create a jungle just outside your own home
Add in a sense of the great outdoors by curating your own forest or jungle in your outdoor space. Outdoor patio plants are much easier and cheaper than hiring a landscaper, and plants are known to increase happiness levels and decrease cortisol. While living in a concrete jungle may sound appealing to some, for many of us, a little taste of nature is needed in order to maintain our sanity. Try filling your outdoor space with your favorite plants like butterfly palms, aloe plants, and a bird of paradise to add in some much-needed color. When deciding what plants you will welcome to your home, be sure to know if they’re in need of direct or indirect sunlight, as this will be vital when creating your at-home jungle.
Build a treehouse with your children
If you have children and are looking for a way to change up your yard, why not consider building a treehouse with the whole family? For a child, there is often little more magical than a treehouse, and as an adult, you may find it extremely enjoyable as well. Who says fun is just for children, anyways? This project doesn’t need to be especially challenging, and all you need are basic power tools, wood, and a positive mindset. Building a treehouse also doesn’t need to be just about the end goal: This can be a fun springtime activity for the whole family that you will be able to enjoy in the coming summer months once it is completed. Add in a swing and some weatherproof cushions, and you’re set to have a new adventure every time you step into your yard.
Liven up your outdoor space with a custom new pool, colorful flowers, or a treehouse fit for Tarzan to swing from. Impress your loved ones, friends, and neighbors with your brand-new revamped outdoor space. You can thank us later for being the coolest house on the block.