How to Transform Your Backyard into an Outdoor Retreat
After winter months in Northeast Ohio spent mostly indoors, many of us are experiencing a strong case of cabin fever by March. This is the perfect time to think about ways to transform your landscape for the spring. Create a serene oasis for rest and relaxation or add a perfect space for entertaining friends and family. Here are a few ideas to jumpstart your backyard transformation:
Revive weathered outdoor furniture. This is an easy way to give your existing outdoor space an instant facelift. Give rusted metal tables and chairs a makeover with primer, spray paint, and a little bit of hands-on work. Repair any torn or weathered seat cushions, and add outdoor pillows in bright pops of color to give your furniture an updated look.
Create a new gathering space. It won’t be long before you’ll be hosting your first barbecue of the spring season! Make sure that you have a variety of functional seating areas in your yard to accommodate your guests. For example, comfortable wooden Adirondack chairs around a stone fire pit can serve as an ideal gathering place. You might also incorporate a bench into the design of your garden or install a hammock between your favorite trees. These simple changes can give you a different vantage point and a brand new appreciation of your outdoor space.
Get ready to fire up the grill. Make sure your grill is ready for that barbecue! The first step is to ensure the grill is working properly and assess if any parts are damaged and need replaced. Be sure to clean all of the outer and inner surfaces, including grill plates, to remove any rust or grease residue. Do you love grilling outdoors? Perhaps it’s time to take cooking to the next level with an outdoor kitchen.
Add a personal design touch. Many home and garden stores offer a large variety of outdoor décor that will help you personalize your yard with special details. There is no shortage of ways to make your space unique. Simple string lighting can give a fun and functional look to your gathering spaces. For a more dramatic element, add a statement piece such as an artistic statue, a bird bath, or a custom waterfall.