The Hubster and I have always wanted to create a backyard oasis. A place to gather with family and friends.
We have always had nice sized backyards full of potential but...
we always found other projects to tackle on the inside of the house instead.
We have so many ideas of what we would like our backyard to be.
|This is our backyard and what it looked like when we moved in 4 years ago. Tiny back porch that just was not going to do.|
|Our backyard is rather large which is one of the reasons why we liked the house so much.|
|Our backyard has always lacked any appeal. That tree over there was the only tree in our backyard.|
|This was its fate a few years back when it showed signs of dying. The electric company came out and took it down.|
|Even the swing set we put up the fall after we moved in needs some love or to just be torn down.|
All of these things got The Hubster and I talking. We started sharing our ideas of what we wanted our backyard to look like. An outdoor fireplace has always been top on my list. The boys a new swing set. The Hubster a t.v. under the covered patio. Maybe a pergola area with seating. Oh my what a difference even just a little landscaping would make.
Now that I am almost completed with our kitchen reno...I know, I know it is taking me forever but I promise I am almost done...we decided it was time to pay some attention to our backyard. After much brain storming and number crunching we finally came up with a design for our backyard oasis. We know we won't be able to have everything on our wish list but we took a deep breathe and decided to go full steam ahead with our backyard makeover! This Friday the craziness begins and I am going to take y'all along with us. I am nervous but excited at the same time.
If you could change things up in your backyard what changes would be top on your list? If you already have a backyard oasis what could you never live without and what would you not do again if you had to do it all over again?
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