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After a long, hard day at work, everyone wants to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own home. With year-round pleasant weather, Australian homeowners love nothing more than to go out and spend some time relaxing, barbequing outdoors with friends and family. With upcycling, reusing and repurposing old materials all the rage these days, creating a stylish outdoor area for entertaining friends or relaxing in as a family has never been easier.
Nowadays a backyard refurbishment doesn’t have to be a huge job and it’s actually quite easy to create a relaxing sanctuary in your own backyard. A quick search online will give you heaps of inspiration and show you that today’s backyard designs have come a long way from the basic garden designs of the past. Refurbished crates repurposed as tables, geometric furniture with colourful finishes as well as plants and greenery are in trend at the moment and even the most budget-minded homeowner can easily create a beautiful and functional outdoor space with ease.
Let’ take a closer look at some of the ways you can transform your backyard into a place to relax and unwind.
Design With Privacy In Mind
If you truly want to be able to relax in your own backyard, you’ll need to have some privacy. You won’t want your neighbour looking out and seeing you sunbathing or striking up a conversation over the fence when you’re trying to spend quality time with your family or simply relax after a long day. With outdoor blinds in Sydney, homeowners can create a little oasis of their own in their backyard keeping prying eyes at bay and creating the secluded effect you need to make your backyard a sanctuary.
Blur The Lines Between Indoors And Outdoors
Aussies love to incorporate their outdoor space and backyards with their indoor space to maximise the potential of their homes. With a well-designed outdoor patio and smart use of floor-to-ceiling glass, with windows and doors that open back onto your patio, you can create a cohesive space that feels like it’s an extension of your home all year round. An outdoor kitchen or a barbeque area, as well as a table and chairs, creates an extra dining area for you and your guests to enjoy. Adding a sofa and even a TV to your outdoor space will create a functional area for you to kick back and watch the footie. Do you consider building an outdoor kitchen but unsure if you can afford it, read here for guide and tips in building your outdoor kitchen on a budget.
Landscape With Artful Gardening
By adding the right kinds of shrubs and plants, you can create a zen-like feeling in your backyard. A great way to do this is with fountains for the backyard. Be sure to install the right kind of lights for the vibe you’re trying to create. Sunken lights, up lights and path lights all create a different ambience, so be sure to do your research before deciding on what lighting to incorporate. Consider an outdoor fire pit for chilly winter nights so you can use your backyard year-round. Make sure you have ample shaded areas too for the harsh Australian summer sun.
Add A Water Feature
Your garden certainly won’t feel like a tranquil oasis if you can hear the sounds of passing traffic and/or overhear your neighbours’ conversations. You can mask these noises easily with the soothing sound of running water by simply adding a water feature. Anything that makes a splashing or gurgling sound will provide a zen-like experience so that you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of your garden without interruption.
Simple Yet Stylish
For many homeowners, a backyard is simply a space with little use other than for barbecuing or to provide your children with a safe space to play. However, your backyard has so much more potential. It can be utilised as a space for relaxation as well as a beautiful place to entertain friends and family. By using landscaping to your advantage, creating privacy and adding features that will create a relaxing area for you and your family, your backyard can be an oasis to retreat to at the end of a busy day.