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Bored at home? Consider these 5 landscape design ideas for Hinsdale, IL backyards. COVID-19 restrictions may have put a temporary hold on landscaping projects you may have had in mind for this spring, you can take this opportunity to refine your landscaping plans so that you end up with precisely the space you want once landscapers get the OK to resume normal services. You might find that after having a second look at your plans, that there is something you’d like to tweak. If you’re starting from scratch, this is the perfect time to identify what you really want out of your backyard so that it’s a true haven where you love to be, and not someplace you’re just stuck.
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A Patio Addition
If your patio feels too tight and you’re bumping elbows with your family, consider an addition. An addition is like a “peninsula” that adds a dedicated space such as a pergola-covered lounge, a hot tub, or a fire pit with high-backed masonry seating. With an addition, the new space can use its own materials. For example, a circular addition with brick pavers that fan out in a circular pattern can be absolutely stunning next to a bluestone patio!
A New Cooking/Dining Solution
Everybody loves to gather in the kitchen, no matter how tight the space is. This is true for indoor and outdoor kitchens! One great solution is to build an L-shaped cooking area. On one peninsula, you put your grill, smoker, and a work (prep) area. On the other, you have bar-style seating for 4-6 people. This way, everyone feels like they’re included, and as a bonus, you free up space on your patio because a dining table might never get used again!
A New Office
Many people are working from home on their laptops. If you’re one of the lucky ones, why not take it outdoors, in the shelter of a pavilion? Sun glare on a computer screen puts incredible strain on the eyes, but if you’re under the cover of a solid roof, you can still enjoy fresh air and the sounds of songbirds while you work - and you can still be outdoors even in a downpour!
A Cozy Place to Relax
If your outdoor space doesn’t have a fireplace or fire pit, you’re missing out on one of the most human things to do: gather around the fire. Adding a fireplace to your pavilion will transform it into a three-season outdoor getaway. A firepit can help (a little) with the feeling of wanderlust, especially if you pitch a tent or hang some hammocks nearby for a backyard camp-out! Or, you can transform your outdoor dining area into a chic focal point with a stylish bar-height fire table (a perfect complement to your new L-shaped outdoor kitchen/bar).
Nothing puts a bigger smile on people’s faces than a wood-fired brick pizza oven! Whether it’s stand-alone or part of an outdoor fireplace and/or kitchen, a pizza oven might make you forget all about your indoor kitchen.
And while you’re at it, why not install a coffee machine in your outdoor kitchen, or even as a stand-alone mini coffee bar so you can enjoy the bliss of that first sip in the great outdoors.
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