Patio contractors can work miracles with both front and back yards. They can take an unsightly, barren area and literally turn it into a private oasis. You may already have some ideas of your own, and many contractors will work hand-in-hand with homeowners to create the perfect environment. Because your patio contractor is experienced and knowledgeable, however, listen carefully to his or her suggestions. They’ve been through this before, after all. They know what to expect, local restrictions and zoning laws, what materials work best in what conditions, and so on.
Let’s take a look at three popular ways to turn your back yard into a haven. (Never, however, underestimate the value of a front or side patio or recreation area.)
The Outdoor Kitchen
A little prep space, refrigerator, sink, and barbecue grill is all you probably need to at least start creating the ideal outdoor kitchen. Best of all, this doesn’t have to break the bank. It needs but to exude a bit of warmth, be comfortable, and functional. You want to create the kind of space that, even before the food comes out, keeps everyone smiling.
Go elaborate or go compact and simple. Without compromising style, there’s lots of ways to stretch your budget. Modular kits and customizable prefabricated kitchens are cost and time cutting options. Many companies will bring everything you need right to your door.
Even a cozy, small space can make a huge impact. What matters most is the feel of your outdoor kitchen. Who knows, al fresco dining in your outdoor cooking space may become a popular occurrence for not only your family, but your neighbors as well! Bon appétit!
An Atmosphere That Sets the Mood
Depending, of course, on what mood you want to set, the perfect space for both unwinding and entertaining is a private backyard enclave. With a little forethought, you can create whatever mood is needed. Your most important accessories, however, might be comfortable seating, a cozy hammock, and a comfy recliner. Another key factor will be lighting for just the right ambience. With just a few touches, you can make a luminous outdoor oasis out of your outdoor space as the sun goes down. For a soothing and soft effect, float some inexpensive candles in a pool. Battery-powered tea lights or string lights also loan a shimmery effect to any patio.
The Garden of Eden (or Some Reasonable Facsimile)
By combining beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables, a garden area can be a relaxing hobby as well as a gorgeous sitting area. Delight in the beauty of your garden while occasionally enjoying delicious foods you’ve grown yourself. Make sure that you have enough sunlight for the plants you’d like to grow and consider, if you are a beginner, a raised garden bed. This way, everything is kept nicely packaged and tight including moisture, fertilizer, and seeds.
Enjoy your very own private oasis fit for a king or queen by engaging the assistance of reputable, experienced patio contractors. Remember to check reviews before contracting the services of any contractor and don’t be afraid to get more than one quote. Have a few ideas in mind when you talk to your contractor so that they have a little guidance from which to work.