Seeing as we’re well into summer, we need to find ways to make the most of our backyards to enjoy each day. And judging by the positive reviews, a backyard summer oasis is the trendy and topical thing to do this summer.
But you’ve scouted hundreds of Pinterest images and still find it hard to create the best possible summer oasis in your backyard. If this is the case, then we have the article for you as we’ll be talking about the 7 ways to do just that.
So, if you happened to be in a hurry, then we’ve done our homework so you don’t have to. Without further ado, let’s start with the article.
1. Create a Cozy Atmosphere
What better way to enjoy the summer than to do it in a cozy and friendly environment?
Naturally, this should be your main focus regardless of what you decide to add in your backyard. There are numerous ways how to achieve this. But readers generally agree on a fire pit to be the right answer.
Fire pits can be made out of many materials, such as old brick, red brick, stone, etc, and they all achieve the same goal. You can start by placing the bricks/stones in a circle before adding wood or coal as the main burning material.
Next thing you know you’re enjoying a nice summer night with your friends and family relaxing by the fire.
2. Add Entertainment
Have you ever thought about making your backyard the best possible source of entertainment? What better way to achieve this than to set up your very own movie theater straight from your backyard oasis.
And don’t think for a second that this isn’t an easy job. All that it takes to set up a home theater is a large white sheet, a projector, and lots of snacks and beverages.
If you want to make it that much better, then you also need to create a sitting area. And luckily for you, that’s next on our list.
3. Sitting Area
Creating a sitting area is the hard part in all of this. That’s because there are hundreds if not thousands of options when it comes to doing it.
You can for the traditional patio design, or a more modern sitting area involving lots of pillows. That’s not to say that there aren’t countless others, but these are the two we will generally advise going for.
Regardless of which, the sitting area must work per your home theater. Having these two together will make sure you have a blast time together with friends and family in your very own exotic backyard oasis.
4. A Swimming Pool To Cool Off
The thing with an oasis is that it’s meant to cool you off and provide you with fresh water as you stroll through the desert. So, naturally, how can we leave out the part where you make/buy a swimming pool?
Owning a swimming pool in your backyard not only cools you off during the hot summer days, but it also increases the curb appeal of the entire area.
One more thing people like to add is that a swimming pool increases the value of the home; something that we agree with.
But when it comes to the nitty-gritty, a swimming pool is a pricy addition that does need some time considering. There are lots of questions to ask before building or buying a swimming pool, and you can check this out for an answer to all of that.
5. A Tree House For the Kids
What kid doesn’t love a treehouse right in their backyards? This one is pretty simple but very difficult to pull off. That’s because safety should be your number one concern when it comes to building a treehouse for your kids.
Luckily for you, there are hundreds of DIY posts out there that will help you make a brilliant and safe three house for the kids to enjoy this summer.
6. Tiki Torches For Natural Lighting
When it comes to adding some character to the oasis, there isn’t a better way to do it than with tiki torches. You’ve all seen them and you all love them, and that’s precisely why you want them.
Tiki torches are amazing when it comes to creating an atmosphere. But not only that, they provide lots of natural lighting in your backyard.
If we also take into account that there will be plenty of insects and bugs flying around at night, the natural lighting from the tiki torches will attract them and send them to their grave.
So, not only are you adding character and creating an amazing atmosphere, but you’ll also take care of a fundamental problem involving insects.
7. Wooden Pallets For Extra Sitting
If you thought there was no other way to increase the sitting capacity in your backyard oasis, then you’re greatly mistaken as wooden pallets do an amazing job when it comes to it.
The versatility of wooden pallets paired with its ease of use is like no material out there. Wood is truly the best when it comes to changing its appearance and design, and wooden pallets are specifically made for that.
Although wooden pallets weren’t designed to be used as sitting at first, people love them and that’s what makes them so great.
As with the rest of the tips on this list, there are hundreds of DIY articles out there that will help you recreate something amazing with wooden pallets.
These are, quite honestly, a DIY-er’s favorite things to work with and it’s all because of the versatility factor.
These are our 7 ways how you can turn your backyard into an amazing summer oasis. While chances are you won’t use all of these for the same purpose, a likely bigger chance is that they’ll come in handy when the time comes.
With all that said the internet is an amazing place where you can find tips, guides, and examples for literary anything, and it all it takes is a simple Google search to get the desired results.