Utilizing Your Outdoor Living Space


Utilizing Your Outdoor Living Space

Understanding Your Backyard’s Potential

            Most people, when it comes to making additions to their homes, generally focus on a few very specific areas.  Generally, these areas of focus are solely left to the bathroom, kitchen, and bedrooms.  But if you truly want to take full advantage of your entire property, there are other areas of focus that you may not have even considered. 

            People tend to neglect their backyard.  Yards are often times seen simply as a source of toil, and busy work.  But put in the right perspective, and given the proper care and tools, your backyard can become an oasis of peace and serenity. 


Finding Your Yard’s Niche

            Not unlike the rest of your home, your outdoor living space can be shaped and molded into what you are interested in depending on the way that you choose to style it.  If your interests lie more so in decorating your home, and making it as aesthetically pleasing as possible, there are ways of doing the same thing to your yard.  If you enjoy entertaining guests, you can transform your backyard into an experience that your friends and family will never forget.

            And if your primary concern is making your home as comfortable as possible, you had better believe that there are ways for you to make your backyard into a home-away-from-home of relaxation and rest.

Peace of Mind, Piece of Yard

For those of you who are focused upon the comfort of your home, the very best way to ensure that you have a place to rest and relax when you need an escape from day-to-day life is to install a gazebo.  Inside these beautiful and aesthetically-pleasing structures, you can put your favorite arm chair or rocking chair, and enjoy a good book, or a restful nap, or whatever you choose to occupy your free time with, in the comfort of your backyard, while enjoying the warm sun and a cool summer breeze. 

            Depending on how you plan to use it, your gazebo can be designed to fulfill your exact specifications.  If relaxation and rest is what you’re looking for, then a much smaller gazebo is fine for you.  If, however, you are looking to entertain friends and relax together while enjoying each other’s company and conversation, then a larger gazebo will be helpful to you. 

            Also, depending on how prefer to decorate home, you can purchase a gazebo that fits your needs.  If the more traditional image is what you are looking for, then perhaps the wooden finish would help to complement your yard.  If, however, you appreciate a more modern style, then vinyl may be what would better suit you.  Deciding what gazebo fits your needs will greatly help the overall feel of your outdoor living space. 


Beauty in Decorum

Perhaps what brings you the most joy about the style of your home is the way that you have it decorated.  If that is the case, then what would help to accentuate your yard to better fit the feel of your house would be a pergola.  While also functioning nicely as cover for a table so that you may better enjoy your yard, pergolas can also be used to train rose bushes or vines, while still allowing for the necessary sunlight and rain. 

            Create a beautiful and scenic view for guests, or yourself, buy setting a table underneath your pergola, surrounded by wildlife, flowers, bushes, and vines.  Invite over your friends, and hold a lovely meal in this gorgeous setting.  Decorate even further by placing a small stone path through the pergola, and adding a bench for reading.  Your pergola will become an invaluable tool in helping you create the image you desire for your outdoor living space.


Let Your Yard Be the Host

            Do you love inviting over your friends, family, or coworkers, and impressing them with your home cooking and unique style of homemaking?  If this is the case, then your pavilion will become your greatest asset in future endeavors.  Imagine holding lavish events underneath your own pavilion, able to enjoy the beautiful weather but still protected from hot sun and sudden rain.

            You can equip your pavilion with a table set, chair, full bar, or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, a full outdoor kitchen.  Your events will be remembered by all of your guests, and you will help to create precious memories for years to come.

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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.