Do you want to turn your yard into a relaxing lounge space this summer? It may be simpler than you think to give it a complete makeover and change the mood completely. Here are the essential tips for transforming your yard.
Nothing says fresh like cleanliness
The first thing you have to do to turn your yard into a lounge space is to spruce it up. You won’t be able to enjoy your swimming pool if there are dead leaves floating in it or your modern garden table if the grass around it is up to your ankles. So, get your lawn mower and your set of pliers ready and make everything in your yard as tidy as possible. You want to mow the lawn, trim the trees, and pull out the dead bushes so that you can take a good look at your garden. Only then can you start building your plan for the entire space. Take a good look and use your imagination to create the garden of your dreams! We’re going to give you some tips on how to turn that vision into a reality.
Set up or refurbish your patio
Patios are absolutely essential to any garden. If you don’t have a patio, you may want to think about installing one because it is going to give your garden a boost that is bound to invite envious eyes to peer over the fence. Your outdoor furniture is going to be much steadier on a patio and you can even work your way to creating an outdoor dining space or a pergola. You can opt for a hardwood patio or you can go with a concrete one. To make it look even more extravagant, you can add pavers, which will give your yard an instant boost in visual appeal.
Install a Built-In Barbecue
Having a barbecue in your yard on a sunny Sunday can be a delight and it most certainly will be once you install your very own built-in barbecue. Of course, you can have a regular barbecue out in the yard, but the built-in version will significantly increase the quality of the entire experience. As an added bonus, it will also contribute to the visual appeal of the entire yard.
Upgrading the pool area
If your property has a swimming pool, then you’re no doubt familiar with all the necessary work that goes into the maintenance of the same. Turn your attention to the surrounding area when considering possible upgrades. Even safety upgrades can be pleasing to the eye. Having a fence around your swimming pool is recommended, and even mandatory in some parts of the world, so make sure you find out what the safety guidelines are in your area. Don’t forget, you are responsible for your safety, as well as the safety of those who have access to your pool. If your metal fence has seen better days, you can upgrade it by installing a modern glass fence around the area. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, if you happen to be hosting any children (or others that might be at risk) your visibility around the pool is greatly increased. By decluttering the pool area, it will look that much more striking and modern, so make sure you keep that glass fencing in mind for the coming summer.
Set in the right furniture for lounging
If you want to turn your yard into an actual outdoor lounging area, then you will need furniture to set the tone. We strongly recommend white creamy colors and a wooden or plastic structure for the furniture. This will set up a lush mood that will simply demand that you savor your morning coffee there. You will need comfortable chairs, maybe even an outdoor couch, and a table to have the complete outdoor furniture set. Keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean a large investment. You can purchase used pieces and refurbish them yourself to get a cool vintage look or even add some of your DIY projects to make it modern.
Set up outdoor lighting to make your yard enchanted
Lighting contributes greatly to the overall mood of your garden. In fact, it is an essential element for the lounge area. You need to have a lighting system for your yard that includes a service light, which is the one you need for proper visibility, but also mood lights. These are the ones that will help with the visual appeal and overall feel of the garden. Rice paper lanterns, for instance, will create a dreamy mood in your garden, perfect for a late dinner or even a romantic date. You should have a lighting plan for your garden to make sure you include everything you need.
As you can see, your garden can get a full-on makeover this summer with only a few changes. This is a project you are well worth starting because it might just turn your yard into that garden of Eden you’ve been dreaming of.