Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

Your backyard is a special part of your home, offering you a connection with the outdoors and a place to relax and entertain. To make the most of your backyard, it needs to be well designed to complement your lifestyle.

This means you need to think about how you like to use your space and consider how it might get changed to better suit your needs (and dreams). Perhaps you would like an outdoor kitchen with an area to wine and dine, or maybe a swimming pool with some beautiful feature decking?

So, if you’re looking for some design inspiration and ideas that work in backyards of any size in 2019, then read on below.

Add an Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is a perfect addition to any backyard. They extend your home’s living area and allow you to entertain family and friends while making the most of beautiful weather.

When designing your backyard kitchen, think about the sort of food you would like to prepare when selecting appliances. Would you like a grill for barbecuing, a smoker for making campfire style meats and vegetables, or a wood-fired pizza oven?

You can complete the space by including a countertop to prepare and serve food, and an outdoor fridge for keeping your guest’s beer, cool drinks, or juice boxes close at hand.

Install a Swimming Pool

Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

The focal point of so many Australian backyards: the swimming pool. It’s easy to see why, as they’re the perfect place to relax and cool down in summer, get some exercise by swimming laps, or to create fun memories with your children.

If you think a swimming pool might be worth including in your redesigned backyard, then there are plenty of options. For flat backyards, an inground fibreglass or concrete pool might be best. If you’re looking for dramatic effect or have a sloping block, then an infinity edge pool might be the perfect option.

Plant a Vegetable Garden

Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

Having your very own veggie garden is an excellent way for you to get in touch with nature, while also offering you fresh and flavoursome produce. It’s well known that the taste and texture of home-grown veggies are far better than those from your regular grocery store.

Getting started is easy; simply check what’s in season, pick your favourites, and get planting. To add a bit of style, you could make some custom planters for your vegetables.

Set up Screening

Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

Your backyard should be a space where you feel comfortable and safe, offering a private retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It means creating a sense of privacy is essential, especially in compact suburban areas with large houses and neighbours close by.

There are plenty of great screening options to give you the privacy you need. Walls, trellises and large plants are all great choices. Timber screens also offer a natural looking option, requiring little in the way of maintenance and still allow cooling breezes to flow through.

Lay Decking

Key Considerations for Designing Your Dream Backyard, Inc. Easy DIYs

Decks are a great addition to any backyard. They extend your indoor living area outdoors and provide a perfect space for entertaining (especially if you combine it with a pergola). Decks can also be used to frame your pool or spa, offering them a refined finish.

When deciding on a shape and materials for your deck, consider the style of your garden. Would it look good with the earthy wood tones of Merbau or Jarrah decking boards or is it better suited to a lighter treated pine? Composite decking products, like Trex, are also emerging as a great decking option. They’re simple to maintain, and installation is easy.

Finishing it all off

A lot of these projects can be DIY, but for the best results, we always recommend getting help if you’re a little out of your depth. When it comes to any questions about backyard landscaping, particularly decking in Perth, or protective screens, then reach out to our friendly team who are more than happy to help.

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