Turn your home into a paradise with a spectacular backyard renovation. Gone are the days of barbecues and swing sets. Today’s backyard renovations aim to make your home into the retreat of your dreams. California homeowners want to get the most out of their outdoor living from Irvine to Costa Mesa. If you want your home to be an oasis, a well-landscaped, outfitted backyard is a major must do.
Check out these ideas for an awesome backyard renovation.
- Bring the Outside In
Don’t settle for a picnic table and some chairs. Use your backyard to create and outdoor living space. Define the space with built-ins or other interesting features like a range or dining table that will give the feeling and comfort of the indoors while enjoying the benefits of nature. Dine al fresco in your backyard enjoying one of those special Anaheim summer nights.
- Water Wonders
Use a water feature to add an element of serenity to any backyard space. Tiered waterfalls, backyard creeks, and outdoor showers are some of the hottest ideas in backyard water features. Some of the best general contractors in Orange County are putting in free standing outdoor tubs! Many of the most popular renovation ideas shown HGTV shows like Flip and Flop are putting a modern twist on the old fishpond. Use water to increase the sense of intimacy and escape in any backyard.
- Sustainable Gardens
Sustainability is more of a lifestyle that Californians are embracing. A sustainable garden is designed following organic growing practices and helps the homeowner make garden choices that will sustain soil and plants while also feeding your family. Sustainable designs will also be energy efficient and work to conserve resources. Creating a backyard garden with native, climate-appropriate plants, composting and rain barrels are a large consideration for sustainable garden projects. Some exciting ideas include chicken coops and aviaries for avid sustainable enthusiasts.
- Secret Gardens
Make your backyard into a park-like retreat by sectioning off your space into several cozy garden designs and connect them with pathways that meander through your backyard that lead to small decks, fire pits, and patios. Create a sense of escape by making your backyard magical.
- Make It Fun
The backyard is fun central for most families. Let yourself go in imagining what is possible. All the best renovation designs bring an element of the homeowner into the process. Use lots of color and tile and play with lighting and turf. Fun features like birdbaths or gnomes can be the best part of getting the good times to start rolling.
Whatever your vision for your backyard retreat, make your backyard a reflection of you. Backyard renovations have come a long way. Make your backyard into an outdoor living space that can transform into something spectacular. Cornerstone Property Services can make your vision into a reality, contact us today!