The Top 4 Ways Carpenters Can Make Your Backyard an Oasis


Having a backyard to enjoy can make all the difference in your home; especially if you’re hoping to entertain guests and family throughout the year. Unfortunately, many people are clueless in creating a livable space outside – which functions as an additional room, instead of a void backyard.

Consider these 4 ways carpenters can create the backyard of your dreams – that functions like an additional outdoor living space, instead of just an area you use occasionally.

Build the Deck of Your Dreams

Building a deck requires a permit, a solid understanding of structure, and a complete understanding of the foundation and anchoring. Contacting a carpenter can help you improve the overall design of your deck; showing different alternatives to the standard rectangular deck. They can also help you build a solid, safe structure– so it doesn’t end up breaking or sinking.

Talk to your contractor about any design ideas you have in your head (maybe you had your heart set on a wrap-around porch? Perhaps you’d like to plan out a multi-level deck?) see how they would suggest implementing the ideas. Likewise, always chat with your contractor to see what they would do with the property – sometimes; having a professional opinion can open your mind to new suggestions.

Seek Shade beneath a Pergola

Although everyone enjoys the beautiful sunshine summer offers, many times having a shaded area can add extra value to your outdoor living space. By talking with a carpenter, you’ll be able to design a beautiful pergola that matches your backyard – offering protection from the intense summer heat and the sun’s summer rays.

If you’re not sure of the design process, consider asking your contractor for previous projects they’ve completed as a guide. Many times, seeing a completed project can help you plan your own piece.

Entertain the Night Away with Seating and Storage

If you’re hoping to spend a lot of time outside, a custom designed seating area can offer a comfortable area for outdoor living. Talk with your carpenter about creating a multiple-use area; bench seating or sectional style sofas – complete with outdoor cushions. Having a private seating area can help the area feel more like a living area, which is perfect for entertaining guests.

If you’re looking to create a multi-purpose piece, ask your contractor to create a hinged seat with empty storage space underneath the seat. This way, you’ll have a space to store your outdoor gear when the outdoor season has ended.

Stop Prying Eyes by Building a Privacy Fence

A privacy fence doesn’t have to surround the property line; it can be used throughout the space to section off areas that you’d like to feel cozy. Talk to your carpenter about building a shoulder height privacy fence around your deck – which is often visible to your neighboring properties. The result will leave your space feeling more discreet and private, perfect for intimate conversations.

If you’re hesitant about using a solid privacy screen, consider using lattice instead and planting vines or flowers to weave throughout.

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