Backyard Oasis

Tips for Expanding Your Living Space

With life seemingly staying hectic, it is the ideal time to start thinking about what you need to do to expand your living space to create a stunning backyard oasis. After a long cold winter, for many of us, the thought of getting outdoors is foremost on our minds. The sun is brighter, days are becoming a tad longer and we have the undeniable urge to spread out – outdoors that is.

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Perhaps you spend most of your free time in the backyard during the spring and summer months. If you live in regions where the spring/summer season is short, making the most of this time requires a certain amount of planning. Here are a few tips to help you expand your living space and make the most of outdoor living.

Sun Room or Veranda

If you are fortunate to have a back or front enclosed porch, sunroom, or veranda, making it comfortable would be your first step to expanding your living space. If you do not yet have a sunroom, a veranda, or a deck, you may want to start thinking about building one which will greatly expand your living space.

Unless you have an all-season outdoor space, you probably would have used your porch or sunroom as a storage area during the cold winter months. Start by cleaning up this area as soon as possible; clean and dust the furniture, floors, and windows. Add some fresh color, like a coat of paint, new fabrics, and cushions, and enjoy your very own backyard oasis.

Outdoor Dining Area

A great dining area in the backyard is a must. Ensure that you have enough seating for the family and visitors and that the seating is comfortable and well placed. You wouldn’t want to place the dining furniture under a tree frequented by birds. To do so could result in the addition of unwanted toppings to your burgers. Being able to eat outside on a nice spring day is one of the greatest joys of life.

If you have a swimming pool, a pond, or a fountain, ensure the dining furniture is placed in such a way to take advantage of the view. Barbecues can be dusted off and prepared for use again and placed in an easily accessible place. As for other outdoor furniture, you will need to have sufficient lounging chairs, tables and seating placed conveniently throughout the back and front yard. Some furniture can be placed in quieter areas, for reading or strategically placed for views of the garden.

Setting an area with an outdoor cabana, a fire pit, and a set of string lights makes for a perfect entertainment area.

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What do you get when you mix maintenance-free design, shade, and privacy? The Backyard Discovery Hampton Cabana Pergola! Hampton’s stunning architecture will adorn any setting with its usefulness, and it was designed to impress. The Hampton Steel Cabana Pergola may be used anywhere, from pools to lakeside fire pits to gardens or even your major patio sectional. With the high-performance Hampton Steel Cabana Pergola, the possibilities are endless. Backyard Discovery’s steel item line is made of 100 percent galvanized steel and stainless steel hardware that has been powder-coated to protect against rust, corrosion, and UV damage. Backyard Discovery’s Hampton Steel Cabana Pergola has you covered whether it’s worry-free comfort, peacefulness, or entertainment that you’re searching for to create a oasis for your family in the middle of this crazy busy thing called life!

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Music creates the perfect setting

Music in the backyard is a great way to bring the indoors outdoors and expand your living space. A stereo or a CD player should be designated for the outdoor areas. Having music while you eat, relax or work outside gives that home-like feeling to the outdoors. While some of you may be tempted to move a TV outside, bear in mind that you are expanding your living area not moving it outside. The whole idea of outdoor living is to be one with nature and to enjoy the fruits, sights, and sounds of nature.

Hammock in the Backyard

There are many other things you can do to make your outdoor experience beautiful. A hammock is highly recommended and it could well be the most comfortable furniture in your garden. Warning! Do not lay in a hammock unless you have at least 3 uninterrupted hours to devote to this activity or rather, inactivity. The sense of peace, relaxation, and urge to sleep brought on by the hammock experience, is overwhelming.

Calistoga Fountain

Adding a fountain can add a soothing touch to your backyard.  Not only is it relaxing to listen to the water flowing, but it can also be a beautiful focal point in your yard.

Fountains come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you can find one that fits your personality and backyard space. They also come in a range of prices, so you can find one that fits your budget.

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The Calistoga Fountain is 12.25 inches wide and 7.5 inches tall. It fits perfectly on a small outdoor table. The concrete construction is strong and weather resistant. The fountain is available in a variety of colors to suit your taste.

Expanding Your Living Space

A recirculating electric pump is included with the fountain, so you can start enjoying it right away. All hardware and tubing are included, so you can easily assemble the fountain. Full step-by-step directions are also included.

The Calistoga Fountain is a beautiful and relaxing addition to any backyard oasis.

If you have never thought about, expanding your living space, this is the year to start. I promise you will enjoy it. For those of you already hooked on the idea, keep looking for creative and new ways to better enjoy the experience.

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