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Design and Layout Ideas for Your Backyard

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 11 September 2019 05:13

The terrace lets you have the outdoors, barbecue, and summer festivities. It's up to you to build your yard to get the most out of the hot season. 

Here are some types of designs and amenities for a backyard:

1. How to recreate the bistro/bar atmosphere in your backyard?

In the spring, the snowbanks are not yet melted as hot rays direct passers-by to the terraces. The flush of winter makes us content with a table, chairs, a pint of beer, and a nacho to share. However, the bistros and bars that have planned to build a terrace ready to accommodate the crowds in a minimum of comfort quickly become highly popular places. Why not replicate this craze in your yard?

Forget the patio as an extension of your home. Instead, put the area of ​​your land in value by installing a platform of cement or wood in the center. On this island, put a wooden counter on which to put down its glass and to beg to discuss, accompanied by a service counter. For lighting, extend garden lights like lanterns all over the yard, but to accumulate them over the island. Thus, there will be an illuminated meeting place and a darker periphery for more privacy without losing the unity of the place by lighting.

2. Erect a pergola in your garden

On the Tuscan estates where the vine and the olive grow in the valleys bristling with cypresses, the large outdoor tables that support family feasts are under a pergola. It is not a shelter that protects from the rain, but a structure to which clinging plants cling. The rays that pass through it reflect on foliage, flowers, or bunch. Generally, the pergola consists of cross-shaped horizontal beams in the form of a roof placed on four columns.

If you have a large area, nothing prevents you from installing a pergola made along the length creating a green tunnel as found on the old continent. Retailers sell different models made of various materials, including the retractable model. Some manufacturers are custom made to match their design to the architecture of your home. This block of green gives stature to your yard that harmonizes with landscaping provided with shrubs, flowers, and plants.

3. Install a fireplace in your backyard

In the forest, on the campsite or at the cottage, getting together around a fire to watch under the stars has no equal to spend a pleasant evening. A friend scrapes his guitar; another plays the tom-tom at the rhythm of these logs that are consumed nonchalantly ... and this bag of marshmallow that empties around the circle. If your municipality allows it, there are several outdoor fireplace models to put in your yard. Through the ferns and tall grass, a concrete cylinder whose edges form seats around the flame in the center.

A raised wooden platform on gravel cut in the center to install benches that line a concrete fireplace in the center. Pour a concrete slab that occupies a large part of the courtyard area with a raised portion whose center is empty to accommodate the flame. A white brick fireplace in front of white garden chairs resembling indoor chairs on a whitest concrete slab creates the surreal impression of having a living room outside. A paved passage that leads to a circular fireplace lined with massive benches creates a very aesthetically interesting effect. To accentuate this effect, spread gravel or wood chips around the fireplace to create the effect of an area devastated by a volcano or other cataclysm.

You can also install a BBQ grill or smoker at this site of your backyard. Smokers, mainly offset smokers, will satisfy your smoked meat cravings easily. Offset smokers come in a variety of sizes and designs and provide great opportunities to enjoy tasty and healthy food. You can use different kinds of woods in offset smoker to give your food various tastes. Intense flavors include mesquite and hickory, while maple, pecan, alder, and cherry are on the milder spectrum.

4. Create a playground for all ages

Opposite the central platform, pool-patio amalgam or European garden, you can cover the area of ​​your yard with voluminous vegetation that grows in height. Imagine that your land is a giant peat square. It's up to you to carve paths in this mass of greenery as well as to spread oases where to put a bench, a table with chairs, a swing, a hearth or a hammock. Beforehand, you can set up an artificial lake and a stream, which will delineate the parts where you plant plants. If you have a big tree, why not install a platform on a branch. You will have a place where you perch above this wild flora.

In another order of ideas, those who have the bump of mathematics will have a malicious pleasure in organizing their trails and hedges in a labyrinth. Take out all the tools used to measure: ribbon, ruler, rope, square, level, compass, etc. It is better to take into account the entire area of ​​your land to make it a flat and empty surface. Thus, there will be no differences with your blank sheet as a plan. Bet on the design.

5. Install a shelter

Sometimes summers are rainy. You will not stay indoors without enjoying your yard! By building or installing a shelter, you prevent the blow. The built shelter can be an extension of your house consisting of two side walls linked by a roof and glued to the wall of your home. If you cover the interior with a material that detonates with the material that covers the outside and you illuminate this shelter from the inside, at night, you will have the impression of a block of light. A refugee inside when it rains, it is the rain that will close the cabin. Summer will seem less long if you can bury yourself in your novel or do any activity behind a wall of rain.

The other option is to install a "high tech" garden shed that looks like a tent whose cubic structure is covered with canvases. This shelter comes with retractable clothes made of weatherproof and UV resistant fabrics. Increasingly, lighting systems controlled with remote control are integrated into the shelters to create an atmosphere. Also, electric heaters can be integrated into posts or on foot.

Design and Layout Ideas for Your Backyard

 

The terrace lets you have the outdoors, barbecue, and summer festivities. It's up to you to build your yard to get the most out of the hot season. 

Here are some types of designs and amenities for a backyard:

1. How to recreate the bistro/bar atmosphere in your backyard?

In the spring, the snowbanks are not yet melted as hot rays direct passers-by to the terraces. The flush of winter makes us content with a table, chairs, a pint of beer, and a nacho to share. However, the bistros and bars that have planned to build a terrace ready to accommodate the crowds in a minimum of comfort quickly become highly popular places. Why not replicate this craze in your yard?

Forget the patio as an extension of your home. Instead, put the area of ​​your land in value by installing a platform of cement or wood in the center. On this island, put a wooden counter on which to put down its glass and to beg to discuss, accompanied by a service counter. For lighting, extend garden lights like lanterns all over the yard, but to accumulate them over the island. Thus, there will be an illuminated meeting place and a darker periphery for more privacy without losing the unity of the place by lighting.

2. Erect a pergola in your garden

On the Tuscan estates where the vine and the olive grow in the valleys bristling with cypresses, the large outdoor tables that support family feasts are under a pergola. It is not a shelter that protects from the rain, but a structure to which clinging plants cling. The rays that pass through it reflect on foliage, flowers, or bunch. Generally, the pergola consists of cross-shaped horizontal beams in the form of a roof placed on four columns.

If you have a large area, nothing prevents you from installing a pergola made along the length creating a green tunnel as found on the old continent. Retailers sell different models made of various materials, including the retractable model. Some manufacturers are custom made to match their design to the architecture of your home. This block of green gives stature to your yard that harmonizes with landscaping provided with shrubs, flowers, and plants.

3. Install a fireplace in your backyard

In the forest, on the campsite or at the cottage, getting together around a fire to watch under the stars has no equal to spend a pleasant evening. A friend scrapes his guitar; another plays the tom-tom at the rhythm of these logs that are consumed nonchalantly ... and this bag of marshmallow that empties around the circle. If your municipality allows it, there are several outdoor fireplace models to put in your yard. Through the ferns and tall grass, a concrete cylinder whose edges form seats around the flame in the center.

A raised wooden platform on gravel cut in the center to install benches that line a concrete fireplace in the center. Pour a concrete slab that occupies a large part of the courtyard area with a raised portion whose center is empty to accommodate the flame. A white brick fireplace in front of white garden chairs resembling indoor chairs on a whitest concrete slab creates the surreal impression of having a living room outside. A paved passage that leads to a circular fireplace lined with massive benches creates a very aesthetically interesting effect. To accentuate this effect, spread gravel or wood chips around the fireplace to create the effect of an area devastated by a volcano or other cataclysm.

You can also install a BBQ grill or smoker at this site of your backyard. Smokers, mainly offset smokers, will satisfy your smoked meat cravings easily. Offset smokers come in a variety of sizes and designs and provide great opportunities to enjoy tasty and healthy food. You can use different kinds of woods in offset smoker to give your food various tastes. Intense flavors include mesquite and hickory, while maple, pecan, alder, and cherry are on the milder spectrum.

4. Create a playground for all ages

Opposite the central platform, pool-patio amalgam or European garden, you can cover the area of ​​your yard with voluminous vegetation that grows in height. Imagine that your land is a giant peat square. It's up to you to carve paths in this mass of greenery as well as to spread oases where to put a bench, a table with chairs, a swing, a hearth or a hammock. Beforehand, you can set up an artificial lake and a stream, which will delineate the parts where you plant plants. If you have a big tree, why not install a platform on a branch. You will have a place where you perch above this wild flora.

In another order of ideas, those who have the bump of mathematics will have a malicious pleasure in organizing their trails and hedges in a labyrinth. Take out all the tools used to measure: ribbon, ruler, rope, square, level, compass, etc. It is better to take into account the entire area of ​​your land to make it a flat and empty surface. Thus, there will be no differences with your blank sheet as a plan. Bet on the design.

5. Install a shelter

Sometimes summers are rainy. You will not stay indoors without enjoying your yard! By building or installing a shelter, you prevent the blow. The built shelter can be an extension of your house consisting of two side walls linked by a roof and glued to the wall of your home. If you cover the interior with a material that detonates with the material that covers the outside and you illuminate this shelter from the inside, at night, you will have the impression of a block of light. A refugee inside when it rains, it is the rain that will close the cabin. Summer will seem less long if you can bury yourself in your novel or do any activity behind a wall of rain.

The other option is to install a "high tech" garden shed that looks like a tent whose cubic structure is covered with canvases. This shelter comes with retractable clothes made of weatherproof and UV resistant fabrics. Increasingly, lighting systems controlled with remote control are integrated into the shelters to create an atmosphere. Also, electric heaters can be integrated into posts or on foot.

 

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