Temperatures are rising, children in school are becoming more and more restless, the trees, grass, and flowers all around are starting to change colors from dark, crispy brown to green, and everywhere you look, you see tiny buds starting to sprout. These are all signs of only one thing – summer is coming! Summer is the perfect time for swimming, outdoor barbecues, vacations, family visits, and sleepovers with friends. If you’re anything like us, we spend almost every summer night outside. It’s where the kids can run free, the dog can chase a ball, and great family memories are made! But in order to make those memories, it’s important to create a backyard oasis that you can be proud of and want to share with other people and enjoy. Everyone has their idea of a perfect backyard, but we are going to share four options we think are must-haves to create the backyard you’ve always dreamed of!
Look Ma, No Hands!
Whether you’re planning a large gathering or an intimate dinner, there is typically one guest who is never invited but always shows up. Bugs and insects can put a big damper on an otherwise fun day spent outside. Whether you live where there are mosquitoes or flies, they are all a nuisance and are hoping to take refuge in your home every time you open the door. Insects are more prevalent in the summer, making bug bites a huge issue because you’re spending more time outside while also wearing clothes that reveal more skin. So while you may want to be outside, it’s more than likely you’ll have people going in and out the backdoor, whether it be for drinks, food, or to get a break from the heat. Guess who is coming in behind you? That’s why we love magnetic door mesh on our back door.
Magnetic door mesh works as a barrier that fastens behind you after you walk through the mesh. Hands full? No problem. The magnetic door mesh is hands-free! The 26 strong magnets will fully seal behind you, which keeps the insects out. What’s also great about magnetic door mesh is its strength. While most screen doors can easily be ripped or torn, this mesh is made for all weather conditions to stay strong and secure. This is a heavy-duty mesh with full reinforced edges to keep it looking great year-round. And because of the heavy-duty mesh, you can also clean and hose off the magnetic door mesh without having to worry about damaging it. The installation is so simple and can be done without any power tools or damaging your house or apartment. This magnetic door mesh is a must-have, especially for families with kids or dogs. We highly suggest adding a magnetic door mesh to your summer preparation list!
Feel the Warmth
Fire Pits are another great option to add to your backyard. Relatively small and lightweight, sitting around the fire pit is a great way to spend time talking with friends and family. Not only does the fire help keep the insects away, but it’s always fun to cook dinner or s’mores over the open flame! Fire pits are also a great option because of the variety of options you have to choose from. Aesthetically, you can find them in all different styles, such as rustic, modern, or simple. They also vary by what type of fuel you’d like to use in your fire pit. Options include propane, wood, or natural grass. It’s also important to note that because fire pits are contained, they are much less risky than an open bonfire.
Sit Back and Relax
An excellent furniture set can complement your desired motif when planning out your backyard. Things to consider may be how many guests you plan to have over, what you’ll use the patio for, functionality, and how it will do out in the elements. Having a great patio set is a way to invite your friends and family to come and stay awhile. The colors and fabrics are endless, so finding the right furniture truly tells your guests to sit back and relax.
Music Sets the Tone
An outdoor speaker system is another way to create an inviting outdoor space. Whether you have one speaker or ten, ensuring they are waterproof is incredibly important. Also, make sure you have the proper power source available to use the speakers. There’s nothing better than hearing your favorite tunes while taking in some fresh air with friends.
Regardless of what you choose to make your backyard oasis, it’s essential to measure the entire area correctly before purchasing. Checking the dimensions of your doorway is imperative to ensure a perfect fit for your magnetic door mesh, fire pit, patio furniture, and speaker system. Now, upgrade your patio for a summer you won’t forget!