Hardscape Ideas for Large Backyard Makeovers
There are a lot of different things you can do when you are giving your backyard a makeover. Everyone wants to turn their backyard into a gorgeous paradise, but when they sit down to plan the renovation, it can become hard.
Having a large backyard can make it problematic when dividing the space and coming up with ideas to fill it. Planting beds and trees can be really pretty, but they aren’t practical or functional. Every backyard needs hardscape elements, along with plants and trees. Some fixtures built with cast stone, pavers, stone, and bricks can look really nice. They also have increased functionality. Some ideas you can implement in your backyard include:
1. Outdoor Kitchens
Such kitchens can facilitate a lot of great events and gatherings. They soon become the center point of activity in the home. If you have a grill in the house it can become a great spot to host BBQs with family and friends.
You can stock the outdoor kitchen with appliances according to your needs. You may need a stone patio to sit on and enjoy the dishes, as well as a nice storage to keep drinks cool. A stainless preparation area can also enhance outdoor cooking.
2. Fire Effects
Sharing stories and making s’mores over a crackling fire can be a great bonding moment with family and friends. It doesn’t cost a lot to make a fireplace in the backyard, which is why these are really popular fixtures. Fire tables can be created as an architectural feature on a table height. They are low maintenance and can be attached with aesthetic options like water features with bubbles, lava rocks, and glass beads. Other different settings include fire pits and fireplaces, which encourage different moods. You can get the one you want depending on your needs.
3. Shade Structures
Some backyards feature a pergola as a centerpiece. It is a small outdoor room made with open lattice construction. It can support beautiful vine plants that make a perfect shaded area. It can also keep you cool on a hot day and be a great place to relax.
If you want a shelter against rain, you may want to invest in stone or wood structures. These can cost more but are more solid fixtures for the backyard.
4. Water Fixtures
Having a soothing fixture in the backyard can be extremely relaxing. It can be a great way to use the space in your large backyard. There is also a lot of variety in water fixtures like fountains, ponds, and waterfalls.
Fountains are one of the most popular water fixtures in backyards. They can either be a natural looking waterfall or a 3 tiered structure. They can be integrated with a natural pond filled with gorgeous wildlife like frogs and fish. Birds also love a cool pond to bathe in. However, water fixtures require maintenance to keep everything clean and prevent moss.
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