There’s no single reason why you need to travel far away to spend time outside when you can create your own backyard retreat. Being outside is good for you. In fact, it has been shown to help improve memory, boost happiness and lower blood pressure. Here are just four ideas you can use to create your own backyard retreat.
Rethink the Patio
Up your patio game with pavers, natural stone, or stamped concrete that are anything but boring. These materials are long lasting and low maintenance as well. Create visual interest by incorporating colors that will pop against both your home and landscape. Add container gardens, planting beds with curbing, and comfortable furniture for relaxation.
Make It Comfortable
Create a relaxed atmosphere with chaise lounges, outdoor sectionals, and coffee tables. Choose muted or neutral colors and add pops of color with pillows and throws. Look for furniture that will last in the desert heat. Complete your sitting area by installing shade structures such as a pergola or gazebo. Consider adding a misting system to keep cool while outside in the summertime.
Add an Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is a must if you do a lot of entertaining or just have a love of cooking. One of the greatest benefits to installing a patio kitchen is the expansion of your living space. The options for outdoor kitchens are endless: There are pizza ovens, BBQ grills, and smokers. Electric and water lines can be hooked up for refrigerators, ice machines, dishwashers, and lighting as well.
Don’t Forget Outdoor Lighting
Make your backyard getaway a magical place after the sun sets with soft landscape lighting, light strings or bamboo torches. Lanterns and traditional lighting fixtures also work here. You can use solar-powered or low-voltage lights. Strategically place some citronella candles to keep pesky mosquitoes away. We recommend installing ceiling fans with lights on pergolas or patios to help ensure comfort in the summer as well.
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