Have you ever wanted one of those yards that’s just ready to host an event at the drop of a hat? It’s true that especially in the summertime, a garden is the best decoration and backdrop for any party, whether that’s a wedding reception, a family reunion, or a barbecue with the neighbors.
Well, here are some ideas that will get you inspired for your next backyard event.
Gazebo: Nothing sets a romantic scene quite like a gazebo. They provide the perfect backdrop for bridal photos. In addition, it makes the perfect stage for a performance. And when it’s time for the party to end, it’s a perfect spot to sit down with a glass of iced tea and a rocker chair. Gazebos can range from elaborate affairs to smaller structures that simply house a bench or two.
Outdoor kitchen: An outdoor kitchen is a bigger initial investment, but once you have it set up, you’ll use it over and over again. An outdoor kitchen draws you and the family outside and adds an air of festivity to even the most simple meals. Outdoor kitchens can also be a lifesaver if you’re hosting an event and you need a space for preparing and serving food.
Water feature: Did you know that the sound of water creates a subconscious reaction of calm and peace? Even when it’s not visible, your water feature will create a soothing atmosphere in your garden. A pond, a stream, or a fountain can be just what you need to turn your space from a nice garden into a lush, paradisiacal oasis.
Pergola: A pergola is one of the best investments you can make for your home’s curb appeal. Whatever the state of the rest of your yard, a pergola makes people feel that your garden is a living space; not just something to look at from the kitchen window. Pergolas offer partial shade, either attached to your house or free-standing. Sometimes, you’ll want deckwork on the ground under the pergola, and other times you’ll choose to keep stone flooring or even lawn underneath instead. Pergolas are also easy to dress up with canvas shade, party lights, outdoor furniture, and even breezy curtains that set the space apart.
Fire pit: Fire pits are becoming more and more popular, because they create a lot of excitement in your house, without a whole lot of work and investment from you. Your fire pit can either be gas-powered so that setting up a marshmallow roast is as simple as flipping a switch… or it can be an unplugged pit ready for a stack of firewood. Fire pits create an ambiance of coziness and novelty all at once.
It’s true that some garden updates can get pricey. However, most of these listed above are surprisingly affordable. If you’re interested in a garden update, give us a call. We can discuss the considerations of each feature and what kind of price point you can expect.
Summer is the perfect time to get the work that you want done in your yard, so get started now!