During the summer, you want to have a backyard that you can retreat to when you want to relax and spend some time in the warmth of the sun or coolness of the shade. If you have a backyard that’s big enough, there are plenty of things you can add to it to take advantage of all of the space that it offers. Here is how I would create my luxury backyard to make it the perfect getaway that is right out your backdoor.
One of the most important inclusions of your backyard is a decently sized patio, and for me, I’ve always liked those made from cobblestone. I would want the patio to be a half-moon shape and have wrought-iron tables with umbrellas. The patio will include a stainless-steel grill, and in the very middle of the patio, I would have a fire pit, which would be perfect to use on chilly summer nights if you want to make s’mores. The fire pit could also be of use if you want to sit outside on a calm fall evening and enjoy the nightly autumnal breezes.
On one side of the patio, I would include a koi pond. This would be a wonderful addition to the spacious outdoor environment and is one of several things that would add a touch of elegance to the backyard. Listening to the pond’s waterfall and watching the fish swim around will easily establish a sense of calm as you enjoy a relaxing time in your backyard.
If you have a luxury backyard, you might as well have a pool. I prefer in-ground pools to above-ground pools because you don’t have to climb any ladders to get in, you can dive right in (my pool would be 10-11 feet deep, making it safe for diving), and you can sit on a poolside chair and just stare at the water. Also, if you want to move the party closer to the pool, you can place the tables and chairs around it.
When having guests over for an outdoor party, a couple of ways to encourage physical activity, other than a pool, is by having a badminton net and a horseshoe court in my backyard. I remember playing badminton with some relatives in my grandparents’ backyard whenever they had family over, and it’s a very fun game to play during a calm summer afternoon or evening.
In between two trees, I would place a crocheted hammock that I would use to enjoy a relaxing couple of hours reading in the shade. I normally prefer to read indoors, but if the outdoor environment is just right and it’s perfectly quiet and serene, I certainly wouldn’t oppose to reading in my backyard.
When you’re not away on vacation during the summer, you want to have a place where you can mellow out for a while and enjoy the gorgeous summer weather. While constructing the backyard of your dreams, add to it whatever fits your taste, but don’t make it too ostentatious. If you stay grounded in your design, your backyard will remain appealing, and you won’t end up compromising the beauty of the nature surrounding your home.