If you have a backyard that’s nothing but a yard of weeds or overgrown grasses, you may be missing an opportunity that can change your outdoor lifestyle for the better. Here are 5 structures you can have installed in your backyard that will surely have you being outdoors, even if it’s just in your own backyard.
Porches are great for afternoon teas, stargazing, or meditation. Convert your plain backyard into a perfect place to spend your leisurely days and nights. A comfortable seat or two, a small table, and some ambient lights is all you need to convert your backyard porch into a cozy, private retreat.
If you’d rather relish having the sky as your roof, then maybe a fire pit is all you need to make your backyard more suitable for an outdoor hangout. Keep your outdoor space as warm and cozy as your indoor room with a fire pit or fireplace lit up. Don’t forget to bring the kettle for some hot chocolate or tea and some marshmallows to toast.
Convert a spot in your backyard as a shed for all of your power tools. Have you amassed more than a drawer or two of tools and equipment? Maybe it’s time to create an appropriate storage space so that next time you need something, you wouldn’t have to hunt for it in one of your drawers or nooks. Proper storage will save you a lot of time looking for it and tools won’t have to get tangled with each other.
A step up from the shed is the hobby room. Are you into some woodworking, sculpting, painting, or writing? When the main house gets a little too busy and noisy, a hobby room apart from the main house may help you concentrate on your hobby and get more done. It can also be your safe space you can truly call your own.
As going out and getting fresh produce can be tricky at times, having a kitchen garden can help you eat more vegetables. If you’re not so sure of having a green thumb, you can start with herbs that can thrive on your kitchen windowsill and replant it when they’ve grown a bit.