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Creating a Backyard Oasis in the City

Updated: Jan 23

Do you have a spacious backyard? Well then why not transform it into a beautiful oasis. You could host parties with your friends, organize a BBQ and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. And as fun as that sounds, the question is, how do you create a backyard oasis? Lucky for you, the answer is very simple.

Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis in The City

Let’s discuss a few ways that can help you in creating a backyard oasis in the city:

  • I Need Privacy!

Privacy is an important part of any plans you might have in mind. Even if you’re out under the open sky, you don’t want strangers or nosey neighbours to disturb you while you’re in your backyard oasis.So what can you do? Make the most out of high fences, green hedges, large planters, and outdoor screens. Place them in your backyard oasis to improve privacy. If your backyard has a deck, put curtains around the openings, particularly in areas that have sightlines to neighbours or to the street.

  • Another Dining Area

Food always tastes better outside. Creating a backyard dining space is a great way to extend your living space. Invest in getting a weatherproof dining table with comfortable dining chairs that can withstand the elements and look good. Aside from furnishings, consider interlocking stone, a deck or even a pergola to tie together an outdoor living area.

  • Decks, Patios and Cabanas

Most will require permits but working with a local deck builder can help with any deck build project. With a variety of options, a backyard living space can be significantly enhanced when adding a structure to define spaces, create shade and privacy.

  • Make Space For Backyard Cooking

A BBQ, smoker or smores over a firepit add sizzle to those backyard gatherings. You can keep all of your necessary grilling tools within arms reach, so you’re never far from the party. Defining a backyard cooking space can be as easy as building a small patio or adding some pavers to an area or can be as complex as building a full outdoor kitchen. 

  • Good Lighting

Toronto summers are too short so maximize your time outdoors by adding backyard lighting to your home. There are many outdoor lighting options on the market today to reduce light pollution while making your backyard safe and enjoyable throughout the year.

  • Add One Fun Element 

If you still feel like your backyard oasis is missing something, then it’s likely that you just need a fun theme to connect all of the different parts of your oasis? Place a hammock, an outdoor bookshelf, or consider adding a pool. You want to create an outdoor living space that is both relaxing and fun; so let your inner child have space to play.

  • Landscaping To Create a Backyard Retreat 

Hardscaping such as interlocking stone or decks as well as softscaping like trees and shrubs create visual interest and turn an urban backyard into a peaceful space. Landscape design can also include water features or fire pits to make the most of your outdoor living.

In short:

Your home should be a place where you can escape the busyness of the city and recharge your batteries. A landscape designer can help you plan an outdoor living space that will turn your backyard into a paradise for you and your family to enjoy.

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