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  • 4/18/2018 9:11 AM

Planning Your Backyard Oasis

The weather is warming up, which means that you and your family will likely be spending a lot more time outside! What would make your time outdoors more enjoyable? The perfect backyard oasis.

To make your backyard all of your own, ask yourself questions like what do you want out of your backyard - a playground for the kids, an entertaining patio? And what materials do you want to use?

Use these steps to turn your backyard into the perfect oasis:

  • Dress up your deck
    Adding multiple levels to your deck can carve out different activity zones within the space such as dining and relaxing.
  • Create a picture-perfect patio
    Instead of having a patio that is a hot slab of concrete, it should be a welcoming extension of your house. Patios are usually surfaced with brick or stone, but if you opt for concrete, consider adding texture or color for a more natural look.
  • Add an outdoor kitchen
    If you grill and love eating outdoors, you need an outdoor kitchen. Adding a countertop for food prep, a refrigerator and sink to make preparation and cleanup even easier.
  • Furnish for comfort and durability
    There are a ton of options when it comes to outdoor furniture. Waterproof furniture is always a good idea and doesn’t compromise the style that you are bringing to your backyard.
  • Create outdoor structures
    Adding a gazebo in your backyard adds a hint of luxury to your space, while offering a protected spot for dining, cooking and relaxing. Pergolas, trellises and arbors can be used in your backyard to define activity zones or simply as a focal point.
  • Add a hot tub or spa
    Hot tubs or spas are the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. To determine the best location for the spa, consider how much privacy you want to have, as well as if you want the tub in the sun or in the shade.
  • Outdoor lighting
    Enjoy your backyard getaway after the sun sets by including outdoor lighting. If you are lighting your outdoor kitchen, you’ll need to install good task lighting over the grill and work areas. For conversation areas wallmount daylights or dimmable lamps can help set a relaxed mood.
  • Bring on the amenities
    Fireplaces, fire pits and fountains are amenities that can add beauty to your outdoors. Fireplaces and fire pits can be the focal point and extend the usefulness of your outdoor oasis into the cooler weather.

If you are looking to add natural stone to your backyard oasis, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!

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