Tips for Building Your Backyard Oasis

Building your backyard oasis is a project you’ve likely thought about for some time! An essential part of any home is a charming, relaxing outdoor space.

From the comfort of the perfect patio swing to the incomparable convenience of an outdoor kitchen, backyards are where millions of us spend so much of our lives. It’s no wonder we want to get that backyard space just right for relaxation.

Building the perfect backyard oasis is all about finding the right balance of style, function, and budget. From outdoor siding options to water features and fire pits, the possibilities are endless; there is no one-size-fits-all way to make a fun, inspiring, or rejuvenating backyard oasis.

Whatever you have in mind, Homeowner Funding can help you make your dream yard a reality. Here are some things to consider when building your backyard oasis.

Outdoor Kitchens and Fire Pits

Fire pits have come a long way from the crude campsite style! They are available in almost any design and use every fuel from natural gas to propane, wood, or pellets. Some fire pits double as grills or stovetops, easily integrating into an outdoor kitchen setup. 

Outdoor kitchens are often one of the most creative components of your backyard oasis. They can be designed to blend with natural surroundings while providing maximum functionality. Supplement permanent fixtures such as a fire pit with bar carts, beverage coolers, or other moveable refreshment stations.

Grants for kitchen renovations make it easy to get the outdoor kitchen you want; whether that means simple or sophisticated is up to you.

Patio Swings and Hammocks

No backyard oasis is complete without plenty of comfortable places to sit! Whether you plan to entertain lots of guests or hang by yourself, the right seating is essential to creating a cozy retreat. Eating family meals, listening to favorite music, or enjoying the gentle breeze all depend on having the perfect place to kick back.

Patio swings and hammocks are two of the most popular options for those looking for some movement while they relax in the shade. Hammocks let you lie down, making them perfect for a lazy afternoon napping or reading a book. If you have a family or love to entertain, a patio swing fits several people, so it is ideal for groups.

Just make sure your seating is protected from the elements to keep it dry and in peak condition. Inclement weather, heat, and sunlight can damage patio furniture over time, significantly reducing its lifespan.

Landscaping and Gardening

Plants have many ornamental and practical uses when it comes to your yard. The right landscaping can provide shelter, beautiful sights and smells, or privacy from neighbors. 

Bigger plants such as bushes and trees not only give you a private spot to relax from prying eyes, but they can also protect your yard from bad weather. Privacy walls are perfect if you prefer something that requires little to no care and remains the same year-round. 

A barrier of thriving plant life will significantly mitigate the effects of strong wind and excess rain. A home sunroom, deck, or patio comes to life with just a few hanging plants or a planter wall. Bright plant life instills an uplifting mood in your backyard oasis by providing visual interest and sweet smells and attracting animal life.

Lighting and Shelter

Proper lighting can perfect the mood in your backyard oasis. String lights are a popular choice because they are inexpensive and easy to move. You can easily mount them with double-sided outdoor tape specifically designed to grip glass, wood, tile, stone, metal, brick, and drywall.

Another great option is solar powered walkway and seating area lighting. These can be as simple as short, discreet bulbs on in-ground spikes to tall poles, decorative statuary, and more. Permanent fixtures such as floodlights can also be solar-activated to brighten up your outdoor space as soon as the sun sets. When the lights come on, you’ll feel practically invited to step outside.

Water Features

Adding water to your yard is an easy way to provide simple beauty and visual interest, adding an oasis in the most literal definition of the term! There are tons of ways to do this, from something as large as a swimming pool to a fountain or a small pond. 

A water feature opens up your options for new plant and animal life. Plant water lilies and other flora that thrive in wet environments, and you might be surprised at how your oasis becomes a shared one for birds, butterflies, bees, and frogs.

Build a Better Backyard with Homeowner Funding

Designing your own private oasis can be as simple or as complex as you desire. Remember ‒ it’s all about making the perfect spot for you to relax and feel at home.

At Homeowner Funding, our priority is making sure you get exactly what you want, from interior maintenance to backyard makeovers and everything in between. Call us today to get started!

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