Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to prepare than indulging in some exciting backyard inspiration. Your outdoor living space can be more than just a place to spend time with family and friends; it can be your sanctuary as well. This year is the time to turn your backyard into your own personal vacation spot.
If you don’t have a tub already, consider adding a sunken hot tub into your backyard with a deck of natural stone, tall grasses, and outdoor curtains for privacy. Include pillar candles and some twinkling lights for ambiance.
If you entertain a lot, a kitchen is the ideal outdoor space for summer entertaining. Bring out your inner Bobby Flay with a cooking station that includes a high-end grill, refrigerator, wine chiller, and elegant washbasin. Round this all out with a concrete counter, bluestone tile floor, and stainless steel.
Nothing says summer like outdoor movies and your own personal drive-in. All you need is a projector to watch your favorite movie, some dangling lights in the trees, blankets, and pillows. You could also watch it from a hanging bench or my personal favorite, a floating bed.
Gardening can go beyond being a relaxing pastime; consider growing your favorite foods and join the “farm to table” movement. In 2012, people spent $1.2 billion more dollars on food gardening than they did flower gardening. An easy way to incorporate this is to use blueberries as foundation plants or other fruits, such as raspberries. If you already have flowers planted, tuck a pepper plant or basil in between your flowers.
A reading nook outdoors is the perfect way to get lost in your favorite book or magazine. You can convert a small shed into a private reading spot, an arbor with a bench surrounded by clematis, or a relaxing hammock. These hideaway spots are what turn your home into a staycation resort.
Is your ideal summer situated by a campfire? Build a fire pit and enjoy s’mores in the comfort of your backyard. Use an old wine barrel, bricks, stones, or a concrete bowl. A lowered fire pit is great if you want to use sand for a beachy atmosphere. On a warm summer night a campfire sets just the right mood for outdoor fun.
Having a water feature in your backyard instantly creates a Zen space. They can deflect unwanted attention by drowning out unwelcome sounds. Add a fountain, pondless waterfall, or small stream to complete the vibe. If you want a smaller commitment, a shallow recirculating foundation will also do the trick. All you need is a simple foundation and recirculating pump.
To enhance your space with little to no cost, add dangling vines or twinkling lights as a finishing touch to create your backyard haven. Time is something there never seems to be enough of, but these low-maintenance enhancements will enable you to spend that time in your very own outdoor living space.
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In many parts of the country it is still too early to start thinking about gardening. After a chilly winter, adding some green to your home’s interior may be just what the doctor (or decorator) ordered. Consider an indoor garden to liven up your home with color and clean air. There are many ways to introduce houseplants into your home décor, from edible to ornamental. Here are some tips to get you started:
Cultivate herbs or fungi on your windowsill.
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Featuring 4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms
Off of the Cul-de Sac and through a gated entrance reveals this special 5.63
acre property. A meandering driveway leads you through the trees to the
house. This distinctive and grand home graces one of the most desirable
settings in Soda Creek, complete with mountain views, a gentle meadow,
abundant Aspen and Conifer trees and dynamic rock outcroppings. So close to
Evergreen shopping and restaurants and quick access to I-70, yet this is a quiet
and serene retreat. Large home with four bedrooms upstairs and a sprawling
floor plan that allows for family gatherings and easy living. Great indoor
swimming pool area that spills out to the South facing lawn.
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Featuring 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms And Main Floor Living!
Such a desirable Hiwan Hills location with Mt. Evans views! This is a quintessential vintage Evergreen home with moss rock fireplaces and the cedar vaulted ceilings with substantial dark beams. Multiple west facing decks display Mt. Evans during all seasons. The living room has a massive moss rock fireplace that reaches high to the vaulted cedar ceilings (fireplace has a Mendota insert). A wet bar is conveniently located between the kitchen and the living area. The kitchen has mexican tile floors, new granite counters with glass tile backsplash, antiqued white cabinets and an impressive copper hood that looks over the new GE cafe gas range and other high-end appliances. There is a breakfast nook that calls out to you because it is right next to the spectacular view windows and has direct access to the decks. This main floor living home has plenty of room for friends and/or family with 6 bedrooms and a generous recreation room. Bang and Olufsen stereo system included. Main level laundry. New roof.
Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And 2.4 Acres!
How wonderful to have this exquisite all stone house perched at the peak of the mountain to maintain serene privacy and extensive views. From the patios, you can glimpse down on Lower Bear Creek, glance up at the surrounding mountains/rock outcroppings and enjoy a grilled meal. The stonework allows for minimal maintenance, while providing mountain ambiance. The south facing, paved and circular driveway gives easy access to the front entrance and garages. The 2.43 acres are composed of two separate, legally-platted parcels allowing the new owner to keep the entire 2.43 acres for privacy or have the potential to develop separately. The open concept main level provides large and spacious rooms which help to embrace active lifestyles. The gourmet kitchen has two large islands, duel Bosch convection ovens, a gas range and direct access to the patio. New, hickory hardwood floors highlight the upstairs, while Brazilian cherry and oak floors are located on the main level.
Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, An Open Floor Plan And A 3-Car Garage!
Off of a cul-de sac and through a gated entrance, reveals this special 10.6 acre property. A meandering driveway leads you through the trees to the first 5.6 acre parcel with the house. A second 5 acre buildable parcel is included in this sale. This distinctive and grand home graces one of the most desirable settings in Soda Creek, complete with mountain views, gentle meadow, abundant Aspen and Conifer trees and dynamic rock outcroppings. So close to Evergreen shopping and restaurants and quick access to I-70, yet this is a quiet and serene retreat. Large home with four bedrooms upstairs and a sprawling floor plan that allows for family gathering and easy living. Great indoor swimming pool area that spills out to the south facing patio. Large 3-car garage with a separate heated workshop.
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