Feel like it might be time to tweak it a bit? Maybe a whole house makeover? Changing your backyard can mean you have the perfect venue for dinner parties, hangouts, or just to relax after a long day at work. So start maximizing that space and utilize the following ideas to transform your backyard into a functional, stylish space to enjoy with the family.
Take Advantage of Nature – Combine Tree Swing!
If you have small children, this idea is sure to work. Instead of installing a swing, why not let your architecture be inspired by the nature that exists around you. Tree swings not only look great, but can be a surefire and fun way to keep your little munchkins happy. Daniel Brady from Heavenly Hammocks elaborates on implementing nest swings into your backyard design:
“Adding a nesting swing to a tree branch is sure to make the backyard of 3-15 year olds much more enjoyable and keep them active. Nest swings are used on a daily basis, and if you’re hosting a party with kids in attendance, you can be sure they’ll all want to give it a try. The most popular choice is a swing with a 100 cm wide mat, which can seat several small children at once. You can see 10 different options here”.
Get inspired for more great ideas by following Heavenly Hammocks on Facebook!
Sometimes all you need is a few tweaks
It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you start thinking about redoing your entire backyard – changing the style, overall aesthetic, and everything else all at once! However this certainly does not need to happen in this case. Even a few small tweaks here and there can make a world of difference and make you feel as if you’re in a whole new space.
Mike Corson owns Vivid Scapes, serving South Sydney and the surrounding area for landscape design and construction projects. He recommends asking yourself these questions before you begin:
“How do you use the space now? What do you like about it and what do you want to keep and what do you feel is missing? Think about your ideal backyard in the future and what it would include.
What would make your backyard, functional, yet desirable? You want this space to work with your life. Do you need a place for children and pets to play? Do you want pure entertainment, with low maintenance?
And of course, what is your budget? Dreaming of lush lawns, hardwood floors and a fire pit doesn’t help if the budget isn’t tight. “
He’s also provided some quick tips to get you started:
“Create a living space with the use of color and texture. Pair natural stone with freshly laid grass and use green, purple or white botanical options to enhance your new hardwood floor.
And finally, if you’re not sure where to start, but are looking to freshen up a tired yard, a bit of hardy yakka with new weed traction and mulch will liven up any space and can inspire the next change you’re looking for!”
For more, follow Vivid Scapes on Facebook and Instagram, and you may be inspired!
Get ready for the perfect day of play in your backyard
When a group of your child’s friends arrive and moms want to sit back and relax with a cold glass of water, it’ll help you have the gear on hand to keep the kids easily occupied.
Why go to the playground when you can bring it to yourself? Consider buying a sandpit, kids car or maybe a tiny house and you’ll have the kids running around, entertained for hours while absorbing some much needed vitamin D! Look out for tricycles on sale or any other fun toy that might hold them back. Having the right outdoor toys and equipment for kids solves that problem for you! Is it convenient?
Consider an exterior brick feature
If you’re just looking for something small to spruce up your existing design or give your backyard a “cool” element, Heide Scherer from jennoliART have an idea for you:
“We have been creating features of exterior tiles for many years and have seen an increase in the use of tiles in backyard renovations over the years – specially personalized tiles. Tiles are personalized and can be made to match any design style to complement the area and achieve a beautiful wall. “
For exterior brick project ideas check out their website and Facebook page!
Whether you’re changing it up for a specific occasion or simply feeling like a change of context, these tips have you covered. You’ll be amazed how just a few minutes of editing can make you feel like a whole new part of your home!