Backyard style is at its best when it is as personal as it is luxurious, making it possible to create a gorgeous outdoor space on a budget just by building a backyard that focuses on enhancing your quality of life. To keep it simple, put at least as much thought into how your space will be used as you put into planning how you want it to look. When making choices, you want to have a clear understanding of how you plan to use your luxury backyard. With so many options available, it is easy to get swept up by the range of possibilities and convince yourself that you can’t afford to transform your space, but with these simple tips, you’ll have the luxury of a space that’s all yours in no time! To be sure you’re getting the most for your money and selecting features you will really use and enjoy, ask yourself these six basic questions.
How many people do you plan to be entertaining in your backyard retreat? If you are planning to use your space as a private sanctuary to escape from the world, you may want very different elements from the family who is excited to invite everyone over for the big game.
How old will your guests be and do they have any special requirements? Small children or elderly relatives, for instance, might require that you prioritize a pool with a gradual slope or additional safety features.
How often do you plan on cooking out and for how many people? If you are just planning on grilling hamburgers a couple times a month for your family of four, a quality grill can handle the work, but if you’re a foodie who loves to feed the whole neighborhood, you will probably want to invest in a quality kitchen with amenities that will help you be the perfect host.
Do you need it, do you want it – or is there another way to get it? Think about what you really need to be able to relax and enjoy your space. Do you want the full-size fully loaded refrigerator or do you need a smaller one that has an icemaker? If you want a flagstone patio, have you considered stamped concrete which can offer the look of a traditional flagstone walk for less? If you want a fire feature and a water feature, think about combining them with a waterfall cascading from a poolside fire pit.
What are the choices you make going to do for you? If you plan to cook often, an outdoor refrigerator could save you steps on a regular basis, but if you’re more interesting in relaxing in a tranquil space with a good book, you might opt to consider a comfy piece of nest furniture or a small water feature. Keep in mind that accessories like fire pits, refrigerators, and counter space can easily be added during a future upgrade if you decide you just can’t live without them.
Can you get what you need and improve your life, regardless of what you want? This is why it is so important to have an understanding of how your space is going to be used. At the end of the day, regardless of the accent tiles around the pool or whether you chose a fountain or a refrigerator, if you have a cozy, restful place to relax and a place to enjoy the company of your loved ones, your luxury backyard can be your new favorite getaway. Make sure your choices reflect who you are and your space will too. Remember, at the end of the day, your backyard should be a place where you can unwind and spend time with your family and friends. Backyard spaces provide us with the perfect opportunity to put down the technology and live in the present moment.
Luxury comes in every shape, size, style and color, so to learn how you can transform your own backyard from ordinary to extraordinary and to locate products and builders, contact Stacy Nelson from @BackyardMamma at (844) 368-4769 or email stacy@BackyardMamma.com.
Ms. Nelson has more than a decade of experience in the outdoor living and swimming pool industry and sources luxury products to builders and educates consumers about backyard living design and products.