1. Activity Zones– The first classy backyard design idea is to dress up your deck by defining various activity zones within the space. For example, carve out specific spaces for relaxing and dining. Also consider an abundance of plants and a pergola covered with luxurious vines to bring your garden onto the deck, thereby blending the structure into the landscape.
2. Create a Picture-Perfect Patio: Usually, patios are surfaced with stone or brick. If you’d rather have concrete, consider adding texture and color to imitate stone for a more natural look. In this backyard design idea, make the patio an extension of your home’s architecture. Use container gardens, weatherproof furniture and planting beds to decorate the outdoor area.
3. Furnish for Durability and Comfort: Cast iron and wrought iron, cast or wrought aluminum, and genuine wood are classic options. New weatherproof synthetic fabrics and furniture are now available, offering the same comfort and style as anything you’ve got inside your home. Today, you can even get weatherproof table and floor lamps that rival their indoor siblings for stylish looks.
4. Add an Outdoor Kitchen: Enhance the beauty of your backyard design with an outdoor kitchen. A bar sink, a gas grill and stainless steel vents and drawers can be built into a rock-face cabinet and topped with a quartz counter. A combination of textures like this adds artistic interest and provides a great conversation-starter.
Contact me, Chad Goodin, at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios if you’re ready to create the backyard of your dreams in the Lake Norman/Mooresville areas of North Carolina. We’ll make your outdoor living vision come to life!