It’s winter – the temperature is still close to freezing, there is snow on the ground, the night is cold and brisk and all you’re dreaming of is the warm summer months to sit outside and enjoy your backyard with a drink in hand. We get it, trust us we are doing the same thing.

We figured a good way to help your daydreaming along is to give you an excuse to look forward to the warm summer months that seem so far away. Even though we are thinking to ourselves that summer will never come, that’s not true and we know it. Before we know it, summer will be here. The sun will be warm, nights will be long and summer nights in the backyard are happening.

Make these miserable months pass by with some design inspiration and planning for the next season’s projects. After all, your backyard is the place that you spend a lot of time and make memories, so why not make it the ultimate outdoor space with fire pits, fountains, hot tubs, outdoor seating, and an outdoor kitchen. Lucky for you, we are full of some intriguing design inspiration that we want to share with you!

Fire Pit

For those nights during the summer where you make s’mores, play games by the fire, or just enjoy the company of friends you need a fire pit. You can make a fire pit design as simple or as complex as you want by leaving it standing alone or surrounding it with chairs, couches, and comfy loungers so you can enjoy it that much more.

Outdoor Living Room

If you have an area that is large enough to make it into a large sitting area, we think you should do so. That way you have seating for entertaining or even a place to just escape from the stress of daily life. The design of your outdoor living room doesn’t really have a limit. You can add couches, love seats, recliners, rockers, or big chairs to make it as comfy and cozy as you want.

Outdoor Kitchen

If you are enjoying the outdoors, you might as well add an outdoor kitchen too. Especially if your home is the gathering place for BBQs, pool parties, game nights, or just drinks with friends. Your outdoor kitchen can be simple with some counter space, and a grill or you can make it extravagant with a grill, stovetop, wine cooler, mini-fridge, deep fryer, we could go on and on. Think about all of the crazy parties and get-togethers you could throw in your new outdoor kitchen with the works.

Hot Tub

Now, this probably isn’t the most practical for most homeowners but it’s one of those things that you don’t realize how much you needed it until you have it. After a long and stressful day on your feet, in meetings, or running errands how much would you love to sit in a hot tub with a drink in hand? It sounds like a dream. Of course, having a hot tub would also be perfect for those later summer nights with friends or with your spouse to escape from everything. There is some maintenance that comes with having a hot tub, so make sure you do your research and ask your retailer what you need to know.

Add A Pergola

A pergola is a perfect addition to any backyard if your patio area is exposed to the sun. A pergola can shield you from the sun during the day and give a beautiful aesthetic at night if you string lights on it. You can also add curtains to the sides of the pergola to give your backyard a Tuscan villa look and feel, the options are truly endless.

Your backyard is a place that you spend a ton of time in and don’t realize how important it is to you and your family. Check out our blog page to gain more backyard design inspiration, check out our products for your backyard renovation or come visit our showroom today!