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Transforming Your Backyard: Our Home Renovation Guide

Toasty Blogger - September 1, 2019 - 0 comments

Summer parties: they’re filled with fun, cocktails, and copious amount of mouth-watering meals fresh off the grill. One of the best parts of summer parties is that they’re usually set in a backyard where you can catch some sun and enjoy the fresh air. 

It’s fun to be a guest to a summer party, but it’s also enjoyable to be the host. Are you planning to host a few summer get-togethers while the weather is still warm and balmy? Why not transform your backyard and make it the perfect party venue? While a backyard renovation may seem expensive and unrealistic, livening it up and making it into the ultimate outdoor space won’t actually cost as much as you’d think it would— as long as you do it right. Regardless of the size of the space, the money in the bank, and the time on your hands, there are a wide variety of ways that you can make the most out of your home’s extra space. 

Curious as to how you can prepare your backyard for an unforgettable summer party? Here are three things you can do:


Get to landscaping!

Before you start adding a mish-mash of lawn furniture to your backyard, ask yourself this question: “Have I had my backyard landscaped recently?

Truth be told, nothing is worse for a backyard revival plan than a dangerous grading, structure, or landscape situation. If you landscape your backyard properly ahead of time, it will be much easier to prepare the canvas for the final product. For example, if you have a penchant for gardening, then make sure to set aside a few square feet of space for your green thumb activities. On the other hand, if you’re trying to make your backyard’s open space look better for your next party, then there are several ways you can improve your grass’s appearance, such as adding raised planter beds, enriching your soil with compost, and adding a trellis. 

Another way to amp up your backyard’s look is to make a few cosmetic upgrades, such as placing a stone or brick path that can help your guests navigate your garden, terracing your garden, or adding a walkway that’s outlined with brightly coloured flowers.


Add a deck and patio

The best kind of backyard for hosting is a setting that has a perfectly planned and designed patio. Not only does this look beautiful, but it helps with the practicalities of lounging and dining as well. Regardless of how big or small your backyard is, you can transform it completely by turning it into a functional and attractive space with an appropriate deck and patio. Before you jump right to it, however, make sure that you determine why you want to add these cosmetic upgrades in the first place. Here are a few things to consider during the planning and preparation process:


  • Are you planning to host a lot of backyard parties? 
  • Do you host want to jazz up your weekly intimate family dinners? 
  • Are you making a space for your children to play? 
  • Do you intend to use it primarily for relaxation and reflection?

In addition to answering these questions, make sure that you take a few key factors of your backyard’s elements into consideration, such as: 


  • The available space in the backyard
  • Your ideas for entertaining, relaxing, grilling and furniture
  • Incorporation of different levels or fixtures such as a pergola
  • Space for movement around your various fixtures


Spice up your lighting

Here’s an essential design tip from professional hoteliers that you can use to jazz up your backyard: play lighting to your advantage. If you want to host events in your backyard at night, you definitely don’t want guests leaving because of a poor lighting situation. If you have a small backyard, then you won’t have to put in too much effort in your lighting because a simple addition of a few solar-charged lanterns and lamps can do the trick. In order to make sure that your lighting really hits the spot, look into a lighting scheme that not only looks beautiful but ensures that guests can see each other and move around without fear of walking into something.

If you’re looking for a home renovation service in Toronto, Zumin Homes is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.

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