5 ways to make your modern backyard more inviting
Reclaim your backyard space and make your modern backyard more inviting. You have a backyard so use it and cherish its full potential. Many people tend to focus too much on interiors and forget the outdoor space that can be reclaimed. A backyard should be a natural extension to the modern home. Here are 5 ways to get a modern backyard that is inviting.
1). Install a pathway
A patio can be a hot slab of concrete baking in the sun–or it can be a welcoming extension of the house, calling you outdoors to enjoy cool breezes and fresh air. Patios are usually surfaced with brick or stone. If you opt for concrete, consider adding texture and color to imitate stone for a more natural look. Design the patio to be an extension of your home’s architecture, and use planting beds, container gardens, and weatherproof furniture to decorate the outdoor space.
2). Get some *nice* outdoor furniture. Get the comfortable stuff and not the cheap plastic kind. Getting modern backyard furniture will have an added perk to make your space appear more up to the times. Also you will find that the nice stuff will actually last longer and add an overall appreciation of your backyard space.
3). Bring out a full-sized dining table for entertaining on perfect summer nights. A full sized dining table brings out everyone and makes every outdoor occasion a festive one.
4). Install a fireplace. Combining comfort and warmth, an outdoor fireplace allows you to be outside more months of the year! Take more time to gather with family and friends around a cozy fire. If you live in an area where the weather is always warm, an outdoor fireplace can function as another area of your home and will encourage you to spend more time outdoors. The flames from your fire will light up the night and will help feature this stunning focal point of your home.
5). Nothing makes a backyard more inviting on a summer day that has a pool. Costly yes but imagine the sheer possibilities. A swimming pool has a way of encouraging families to get together. A pool is available virtually any time of the day as long as the weather is cooperating. That means there’s plenty of time for family members to swim, exercise, soak up the sun or just goof off.