Your Guide to Finding Your Dream Backyard
This is your guide to discovering what you desire in an outdoor space. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks makes for a perfect backyard. This is your space, and it should be the place where your dreams come to life.
Let Loose and Allow Yourself to Embrace All the Possibilities
Stop wondering what other people do with their backyards. You don’t want to limit yourself to what seems to be popular or what others tell you to do. Don’t even let the current conditions of your yard stifle your creativity. If there turns out to be an obstacle in the way of realizing your dream backyard, it can be dealt with later. First, free your mind from those constraints.
Ask yourself: “What do I want in my backyard?” When you think of a perfect outdoor retreat, what comes to mind? Do you think of a pool and decked-out patio, a large lawn for kids to play and plants to grow, a grill and dining area for al-fresco dining, or comfortable seating options near a fire pit or with a view of the TV?
It may not be immediately obvious how you’d fit it into your current backyard, but now you know what you most desire. Some of those dream backyard ideas may be possible in the space you have.
Imagine Yourself Using Your Space and Narrow Into What You Most Want
If it seems difficult to see it all coming to life, you may need to prioritize. Most backyards can not actually include everything under the sun. You’ll have to narrow in on what’s most important for you to have in an outdoor space.
Take another moment and snap a mental selfie. That natural light looks good on you because your best side is outside. Consider swimming a prominent part of the fun? A pool may be the must-have around which you should center your plans. Is food what brings your family together? Maybe an outdoor kitchen that goes beyond the basics for grilling season is ideal. Planning to host lots of parties in the backyard? Focus on having a little something for everyone.
You may not be able to have it all, but you can ensure your backyard includes what’s most important.
Find Opportunities in the Specifics of Your Space
It may seem like your options for improving the backyard are limited when you have a small or oddly-shaped backyard. While you could see the specifics of your space as restrictions to reaching your dream, there is another perspective.
Instead of looking at size, shape, permanent features, and climate as problematic circumstances, you can see them as extra inspiration for dream backyard ideas.
A small yard can still hold a lot of big possibilities and the limited space may just push you towards more interesting innovation. An oddly-shaped yard is unique and you may even want to embrace that in your design. Living in a hot climate may merely be the encouragement you need to build a roofed deck or add in a pool for cooling off.
Put It All Together to Visualize Your Dream Backyard
Whatever sort of space you have to work with, you’re sure to be able to turn it into something truly beautiful. Best of all, the outdoor space that you design will be uniquely yours – incorporating all the elements of your ideal outdoor life. It will be the backyard of your dreams and not those of anyone else.