“We work closely with customers to develop landscapes that express their personalities and tastes.” ~ Steve Murray, Vice President of Operations, The Grounds Guys
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) May 05, 2015
With summer approaching, sunny days will soon lure homeowners outdoors. Blue skies and warm weather make backyards the perfect location for lounging, relaxing, eating and entertaining. Even if a home’s outdoor space is limited or if a homeowner is on a tight budget, there are countless options for transforming a backyard into a stylish and functional space.
The first step in a homeowner’s outdoor makeover is to define the purpose of the space. Choosing furniture arrangements and decorations based on what the space will be used for will ensure that the homeowner is making the best use of the space.
“As homeowners explore different options for their backyards, they should remember that a comfortable and well-designed outdoor space increases the appeal and value of their home,” said Steve Murray, Vice President of Operations of The Grounds Guys. “We work closely with customers to develop landscapes that express their personalities and tastes.”
Consider these ideas from The Grounds Guys for enhancing a home’s outdoor space:
Decks and Patios
Decks and patios are multi-functional areas that homeowners can adapt to fit their personal needs. Add a couch or two and a variety of other seating options to accommodate guests as well as small children. Add a touch of fun to your outdoor space by infusing color and texture into the space. Use removable slipcovers for couches, vibrantly patterned pillows or cushions, pots or vases in various shapes and sizes, brightly colored glass lanterns, or other stylish accents. Flowers or greenery, of course, are perfect options to use in an outdoor space, as well.
If a homeowner plans to use the space often for eating or entertaining guests, consider adding a small kitchen. Homeowners can choose to add simply a barbecue grill for cooking up burgers and hot dogs, or they may want to add an oven, stovetop, refrigerator cabinets, countertops and a sink. Homeowners should also consider adding a ventilation hood to their outdoor kitchens if they are close to the house.
Fireplaces and Fire Pits
A fire pit or fireplace adds an element of warmth and comfort to a backyard, and creates a welcoming feel in the space. Homeowners can curl up near the fire with a book or invite a group over to gather around the fire. Be sure to check local building codes and follow rules regarding the use of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.
Pergolas and Gazebos
Pergolas and gazebos are beautiful additions to any outdoor space. Enclosing a pergola or gazebo with outdoor curtains will make the space feel like its own room outdoors, as well as provide shade. These structures can serve as designated seating areas in a backyard and may also be the focal point of the yard. Add climbing plants for a charming touch.
Well-designed outdoor spaces can be an oasis for family and friends to escape. With the right pieces and accents, homeowners can transform their bland backyards into pleasant areas of entertainment, relaxation and comfort.
Bring life to your outdoor space with quality landscape design and installation from The Grounds Guys. Give them a call at 855-414-3430 or visit GroundsGuys.com.