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How to Make Use of Empty Space in the Backyard

House should be the place for the owner to relax and get refreshed. But sometimes, negative atmosphere lingers in the house and ruin the mood of the people living in it. If you ever have had the experience, observe your backyard. If it is dull and unattended, it could be the source for all of the boredom you feel for staying there.

You have no idea how a makeover on the backyard can bring positive mood the house. Here are ways to achieve it.

Building a personal getaway

playgroundBy personal it means that the theme and the design should be meaningful to you. If you live with family members, start thinking of a landscape idea and share it with your family. A gateway is meant to enjoy individually, so you need to make sure there is enough private space in the backyard to accommodate everyone.

A pathway in the backyard is a necessity. You could choose either pavers or stones to make the path. The use of this backyard decoration is to accentuate how explorable your lawn is. Pathways also function as the separators between spaces. If you were to build a garden, a fountain or a multipurpose room, stone paths to each place could give you a sense of adventure.

Place a bench or a swing in the backyard that is face to face with the garden or the fountain. It could be the place for you or a family member to relieve all the stress accumulated from the office.

A tree house is also an option. If you were into the idea, build one that has a small library in it and use materials that can reduce sound so it can be your ideal place to take a nap also.

Use your backyard as a guest-hosting place

backyard partyIf solitude is not your thing, and you want to turn your house into a place that can make your friends feel welcome, change your backyard into a barbecue place. Wide space is the key to keep your visitors comfortable. To achieve it, reduce the length of the pathways and avoid building multiple spaces. A backyard dedicated to barbecue party should only be used as what it has been intended for.

Provide several chairs in the backyard. Garden benches should also do the trick if there is enough space.

Build a backyard room

shedUsually, a small room in the backyard is used as a storage for garden tools, unused furniture, etc. But with imagination and proper design, backyard sheds can be used for multiple exciting-purposes.

There are companies which offer professional design for backyard room. You can turn the place into your workshop for wood-art, or studio to paint your masterpiece. With enough dampening, a backyard shed can also be your studio practice to learn a musical instrument.