Your backyard should be a sanctuary. It is the perfect place to get your daily dose of vitamin D, stay active, or even just take in a breath of fresh air. There’s no faster way to harsh your mellow and have you itching to run back indoors than nothing but a dirt path and rusty old lawn chair. 

Here are our favorite ways to create an inviting outdoor space: 

Create a Comfortable Seating Area

You should be able to relax and entertain in your outdoor space, so where else to begin but a comfortable home base?

Adding vertical elements to your landscape can maximize your enjoyment of a space. Pillars and seat walls are a great way to define areas and add seating. A wood pergola can give you a shaded area to relax and also help with privacy. Here at Pavestone, we can help you build these structures!

Furnish Your Outdoor Kitchen 

An outdoor kitchen doesn’t end at your grill. Install a sink for food preparation and clean up, garbage can concealed beneath the countertop, or even an insulated ice box built right into the counter!⁣⁣ If that doesn’t tempt you, we’ve got three words: outdoor. pizza. oven.

Think “Fun”

If you love roasting hot dogs on a summer evening, consider installing a fire pit. Lots of little ones running around? Consider an in-ground trampoline. Looking forward to spending time outdoors depends on how you enjoy spending your time.

Don’t Neglect the Details

Adding in landscape lighting, caring for any plants, and adding decorative touches turn a backyard from “that place we only go to when the dogs need to be let out” to “our safe haven!”

Not sure where to begin? Give us a call or send us an email. We’re here to help you design the home of your dreams. 

Now that you’ve designed the perfect space, here are five awesome ways to get outside!