We all want a special space in our homes where we can go and spend some relaxing time to get away from all the burdens and responsibilities of the fast-moving world of today. The ideal way to find this peace of mind is by stepping outside the confines of our households and into the lush green lawn of the backyard, where you can catch a breath of fresh air and indulge in the serenity of the glorious outdoors. A backyard is also a great place for the family to spend some quality time together in the comfort of your very own home by engaging in a range of entertaining activities. Converting a boring old lawn into such a useful space will definitely require some input and you will have to plan things through, but once done, it will all be worth it and you’ll be glad to be the owner of such a stylish backyard area. Here are a few ways you can do this.

Structures for shade

By constructing structures that provides shade in the backyard such as gazebo huts and pergolas, you will also be able to give the area an artistic touch and clearly distinguish the various functional areas. By setting up a hut with a 10×10 canopy replacement cover that will be enough for quite a number of people, a dining table and a set of chairs, you can create a simple dining area. Similarly, a pergola over which lush green vines can be grown and a couple of couches and a table, you can create a beautiful social space where people can converse with each other under the filtered light of the sun.

Sliding doors

It is important to create the right level of flow between the inside and the outside space of a house and traditional doors which do not offer a lot of transfer space will not be ideal for this purpose. Sliding doors on the other hand are much more flexible and they also give a great view of the garden area for those inside the house. Further, if you run out of space inside the house during a party with lots of people, by simply sliding open the doors you can create one large, adjoining area that is fit for the purpose.

A fire factor

Sounds too intense? Well it’s the perfect addition for the out of the world patio area that you’ve been dreaming of and create an inviting space filled with warmth and light. Depending on your preference and of course the budget, determine what it’s going to be like. You may either go for a simple hole on the ground which can be lit up using some logs or a more sophisticated gas-powered fire place.