If you’ve ever been to a high end resort with a sizable outdoor area, then you know what kind of luxury is possible in an outdoor space. With perfect landscaping and every possible comfort accounted for, some yards and gardens feel like paradise on earth. After seeing such a heavenly expanse, you might have decided that you, too, want a truly luxurious backyard. But how to go about creating the outdoor space of your dreams? Here are six ideas for creating a backyard paradise.
Install a Hot Tub
Something about a hot tub just screams “luxury.” Imagine yourself slouched down in the steaming water’s aqueous embrace, a drink in your hands and the jets massaging you every muscle. Isn’t that just about the vibe you’re looking for?
There are different types of hot tubs, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. If it’s luxury and aesthetics that matter to you, then consider an in-ground spa that can be designed to correspond perfectly with the contours of your yard and the general theme of your landscaping.
Make Landscaping a Priority
In many gorgeous backyards, the sense of luxury comes not from anything particularly flashy, but from the absolute perfection of the landscaping. There is often not a dead leaf or an overgrown shrub to be found. The plants and flowers almost seem like they were trimmed by a barber.
This type of precision doesn’t come easily, and it often doesn’t come cheap. If you have a large yard, it might be physically impossible for you to do all the landscaping yourself and keep your work up to these exacting standards. Considering hiring an outside landscaping company. They’re professionals, and they’ll have the time, equipment, and ability to get your yard looking its best.
Buy Outdoor Art
Outdoor artwork can be a great boost to your backyard’s general aesthetic appeal. A tasteful sculpture or modern art piece can add a subtle depth and an extra dimension to your garden. It will also lend the space a sense of sophistication, as if the yard was just an extension of your book-lined study.
Just be careful to choose an appropriate type of artwork. The right piece can add charm and class, while something chintzy or corny will have the opposite effect. If you have an art-loving friend, this is the moment to take advantage of their expertise.
A Gas Fire Pit
An outdoor fire always holds a certain type of magic, turning otherwise ordinary nights into story-making memories. Unfortunately, traditional fires, with their obnoxious smoke, need for firewood, and obstinate tendency not to light, are not exactly the picture of luxury, and are apt to cause unnecessary frustrations.
A modern, gas-powered fire pit, on the other hand, is easy to use and fits in nicely with a luxurious backyard aesthetic. There are many sleek designs on the market, giving you a chance to find one that’s perfect for your yard.
An Outdoor Bar
For an outdoor event to really feel luxurious, everything you need has to be within easy reach. Constantly having to run inside to make another round of drinks isn’t just time consuming, but cheesy.
For classy parties in a luxury backyard, there’s nothing better than an outdoor bar that keeps all drink-making ingredients a short walk away. It should be covered to protect it from the elements and, ideally, should include a refrigerator, a liquor cabinet, running water, and some barstools.
An Outdoor Speaker System
Once you have your luxury backyard geared up and ready to go, you don’t want to skimp out on the most important part. There’s nothing as lame as sitting back in the supposed lap of luxury, only to find yourself listening to music on chintzy speakers. An outdoor sound system will make music truly enjoyable, both during parties and on relaxing days at home.