Top 10 Extravagant Backyard Makeovers
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
May 5, 2012
Filed Under Garden and Lawn
Contributed by Info Guru Marnely Rodriguez
Here are some amazing ways to transform your backyard.
Not just ordinary improvements, like a flower here or there and a new lawn chair, but totally extravagent backyard makeovers. Think fun – with installments such as bars, croquet set-ups and even an exotic mediation garden!
Backyard makeovers are in the details and nothing better than a birdbath. Better yet, many ornate birdbaths, set on varying levels and incorporated into all of your landscaping. Add feeders and plants that appeal to winged visitors and you’ve created a bird sanctuary in your own backyard. Extravagant, and eco-friendly! You will be creating refreshing haven for the birds that visit your backyard. It’s a perfect way to also start developing a new hobby of bird-watching.
9. Luau Tiki Torch
An instant backyard makeover, adding garden torches is a great idea for a romantic, island-theme backyard! Rim the perimeter of your yard with tiki torches, accent a walkway with torches and make a statement with a cluster of torches set a varying heights in a corner of your yard. A great recommendation is to fill them with citronella oil and this way you’ll enjoy your patio much longer without the trouble of insects!
A competitive game of real croquet makes for a great afternoon with friends. Landscape your backyard for flat spaces and roll your lawn to setup a semi-permanent regulation croquet, or nine wicket, court. Purchase regulation gear, and learn the rules … this isn’t the game you played as a kid. Perfect for spring tea parties, require that guests dress the part (whites) and make sure that everyone uses score cards.
Nothing will give you a more extravagant backyard makeover than having a brand new, elegant gazebo in it. Select a ready-to-assemble gazebo in a box, or design the perfect gazebo to transform your yard.
Change the complete look of your backyard, with a makeover in furniture. Don’t stop with a couple lawn chairs. Think of your backyard as a room and fill it with comfortable, welcoming conversation, reading and even napping areas. A large lounging bed invites you to sleep under the tars. Useful and a great addition to any backyard, wicker furniture is durable and long lasting in the outdoors, and you don’t worry about extra seating if you have an outdoor party or barbeque.
5. Swimming pool
One of the most dramatic makeovers for any yard is the addition of a new in-ground swimming pool. What once was just grass to mow is now the center of your family’s weekend fun, parties and after work relaxation.
Add a robotic pool cleaning system, and your new pool will be clean and ready whenever you’re ready for a refreshing swim.
4. Playground Equipment
What’s more fun than rapidly sliding down super deluxe slide? Having one in your own backyard! An extravagant but fun makeover, your kids and friends will want to be in the yard for hours on end. A the rest of the equipment and no one will need the playground any more.
3. Outdoor kitchen
The roomy open air kitchen is a chefs’ dream come true. Planned to work and built by a professional, an outdoor kitchen with stove, double sink and bar will have you cooking up a storm in no time! A backyard makeover that your friends and family will appreciate during those summer months of perfect grilling weather, it’s a must have and an essential part of the gourmet backyard kitchen.
2. Outdoor Fireplace
On a chilly day, an outdoor fireplace with warm you up instantly. Enjoy a glass of wine while talking to good friends on a perfect autumn night. Imagine roasting marshmallows on a chilly night made more comfortable with toasty heat from a romantic fire.
1. Water garden
Install a mesmerizing meditation water garden with a fountain, lily pond and statuary. Stock your pond with decorative fish and lush greenery. You will find yourself retreating to your backyard sanctuary to regenerate.
Take into account the weather in your area and how you’ll adapt your outdoor makeovers to it!