If you’ve moved into a new house, you’ve got a lot of exciting times ahead. You can craft your gorgeous new space into your dream home. You choose everything from the furniture to the wallpaper and even the purpose of each room.
While you’re daydreaming about the beautiful new interior of your home, you need to ensure that your backyard gets the same attention. Your backyard is a valuable asset and an integral part of your home. If you don’t make the most of it, you risk wasting this asset and reducing the overall value of your property.
When you beautify your backyard, you create a whole new living space. That means you get a bigger house, and you actually get to enjoy every square inch of your brand new property.
Here are some expert tips for beautifying your new home’s backyard.
Light is one of the easiest and quickest way to beautify your backyard. Illumination is beautiful, and it allows you to highlight the strong points of your backyard while hiding other areas. The best way to use light is to shine it on design pieces, like decks or pools. Of course, the additional advantage of light is that your backyard becomes a 24-hour space.
Pathways Are Essential
An essential aspect of backyard design is creating contrast and division. These essential design elements keep your backyard exciting, while also making it more accessible and easier to organise.
Pathways also make both the interior and exterior of your home easier to maintain, as it keeps dirt, gravel and mulch in beds and out of your home. The best material for pathways is concrete. It offers durability and low-maintenance, and with decorative techniques, you can make it look exactly like paving and stone, which are more expensive and maintenance-intensive.
Don’t Be Constrained By Space
You want to fill your backyard with as much vegetation as possible. Filling your backyard with greenery is good for your health and the health of the world, so if you don’t have much space make sure you include vertical gardens and green walls. This allows you to use vertical areas as garden beds.
If you cover the walls of your home in vegetation, you’ll also improve your home’s insulation and reduce your heating and cooling bills.
A Deck is a Must
Even a small patch of decking can improve your backyard. Aussie’s love decks because they offer everything from a space for entertaining, to relaxing and of course eating. They also give you a central design space to organise your design. You can border it with some garden beds, a pool or even an outdoor kitchen.
These tips should just be the beginning of your backyard design project. Beautifying your backyard is all about making it suit you, and the home you’re trying to create. Fill it with things you love, and most importantly, fill it with things that make you happy and increase the usage of this important space.