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Sometimes you need to just sit and relax, and spend some time alone.  When modern life has become too stressful, I take some time for myself. The backyard is a nice quiet place to stay, if you like to collect your thoughts and relax for a while.

Backyard Inspirations – The Shed and Quiet Time

Sometimes you need to just sit and relax, and spend some time alone. When modern life has become too stressful, I take some time for myself. The backyard is a nice quiet place to stay, if you like to collect your thoughts and relax for a while.

With a little creativity, you can entertain friends and family in style.  If you’re hosting a nighttime event, consider some creative lighting choices to highlight various areas of the backyard to create more visual interest.

Backyard Inspirations – The Entertainer

With a little creativity, you can entertain friends and family in style. If you’re hosting a nighttime event, consider some creative lighting choices to highlight various areas of the backyard to create more visual interest.

After months of tending to your plants, watering and watching them grow, there is simply nothing more rewarding than to finally enjoy and share the fruits…or vegetables of your labour.

Backyard Inspirations – Garden Bed

After months of tending to your plants, watering and watching them grow, there is simply nothing more rewarding than to finally enjoy and share the fruits…or vegetables of your labour.

Fire pit...could be done multiple ways...right now thinking of all  kinds of material that would work for this idea...I love it!

39 Easy To Do DIY Fire Pit Ideas - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

Decorating your shed for the Christmas season can bring an added feeling of holiday spirit for your home.  It can be a great place to enjoy that hot chocolate and even the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo.

Christmas Shed, Backyard Inspirations

Decorating your shed for the Christmas season can bring an added feeling of holiday spirit for your home. It can be a great place to enjoy that hot chocolate and even the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo.

It’s so much more than simply an outdoor area for your kids!  A backyard playhouse is more than just a beautiful physical structure in your yard. It’s memories that will last a lifetime.

Backyard Inspirations – The Playhouse and How To Play

It’s so much more than simply an outdoor area for your kids! A backyard playhouse is more than just a beautiful physical structure in your yard. It’s memories that will last a lifetime.

Many of us find that spending time alone can be an enjoyable thing. Limiting distractions and allowing time for reflective thought is a great way to tap into your own personal creativity. Isn’t it refreshing when you can finally take time to breathe and just be. Maybe it’s just an opportunity to clear out your cluttered mind…to get back in touch with yourself. I often find that some quiet time in the backyard can be totally relaxing and liberating. Having your own space to retreat to can…

Backyard Inspirations – Pergola Canopy Solitude

Many of us find that spending time alone can be an enjoyable thing. Limiting distractions and allowing time for reflective thought is a great [.

The science is clear about the benefits of community. Of course, our parents and grandparents generations didn’t need statistics and research to tell them that a sense of belonging to a greater community improves your motivation, health, and happiness.  That was the outcome but not the motivation for community. Sharing a space outdoors can be a wonderful opportunity to connect.

Backyard Inspirations – Community Gazebo

McMillan defines a sense of community as a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to [.

Backyard Inspirations Pergola Romance

Backyard Inspirations - the Pergola Romance

Backyard Inspirations Pergola Romance

Being in the garden can bring us a feeling a profound connection to the land.  In this age when we seem to always be “connected” to our smartphones and other devices – it’s sometimes good to “unplug” and ground ourselves in activities that connect us to our true sense of ourselves.

Backyard Inspirations – The Garden Shed

Being in the garden can bring us a feeling a profound connection to the land. In this age when we seem to always be “connected” to our smartphones and other devices – it’s sometimes good to “unplug” and ground ourselves in activities that connect us to our true sense of ourselves.

When snow hits, many parents and grandparents cringe and just want to stay inside. Our kids and grandkids, however, have other ideas.  There’s too much fun to be had in the snow, whether you want to engage in a good old fashioned snowball fight, build snowmen or snow forts or make snow angels.

Backyard Inspirations – Winter Playhouse

When snow hits, many parents and grandparents cringe and just want to stay inside. Our kids and grandkids, however, have other ideas.

Maybe it’s a place to make mud pies, gather a gang of friends, read or make-believe. While the activities may vary, playhouses create a space for kids’ imaginations to run wild. They are also an excellent way to foster independence and help build self-esteem.  So why not go beyond stringing up bed sheets and encourage your child’s creativity year-round with a durable outdoor playhouse.

Backyard Inspirations – Playhouse Escape

Maybe it’s a place to make mud pies, gather a gang of friends, read or make-believe. While the activities may vary, playhouses create a space for kids’ imaginations to run wild. They are also an excellent way to foster independence and help build self-esteem. So why not go beyond stringing up bed sheets and encourage your child’s creativity year-round with a durable outdoor playhouse.

Hot tubs promotes relaxation, offers all of the benefits of hydrotherapy and, with its therapeutic qualities, it can be a boon to people with back pain and sore muscles.  In fact, the word “spa” is an acronym for the Latin “salus per aquam”, which literally means “health from water.” Ancient cultures – including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans – used spas for therapy and relaxation.

Backyard Inspirations – The Rejuvenator

Hot tubs promotes relaxation, offers all of the benefits of hydrotherapy and, with its therapeutic qualities, it can be a boon to people with back pain and sore muscles. In fact, the word “spa” is an acronym for the Latin “salus per aquam”, which literally means “health from water.” Ancient cultures – including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans – used spas for therapy and relaxation.

Maybe it’s a place to make mud pies, gather a gang of friends, read or make-believe. While the activities may vary, playhouses create a space for kids’ imaginations to run wild. They are also an excellent way to foster independence and help build self-esteem.  So why not go beyond stringing up bed sheets and encourage your child’s creativity year-round with a durable outdoor playhouse.

Backyard Inspirations – Playhouse Project

Maybe it’s a place to make mud pies, gather a gang of friends, read or make-believe. While the activities may vary, playhouses create a space for kids’ imaginations to run wild. They are also an excellent way to foster independence and help build self-esteem. So why not go beyond stringing up bed sheets and encourage your child’s creativity year-round with a durable outdoor playhouse.

It doesn’t take much to transform a space into a place you can truly relax. Think comfortable seating, lush foliage, and a small pool to cool off in during those hot summer days. Pair this with an outdoor serving area and pool change room and it will rival the amenities of a five-star resort.

Backyard Inspirations – Pool Change Room

It doesn’t take much to transform a space into a place you can truly relax. Think comfortable seating, lush foliage, and a small pool to cool off in during those hot summer days. Pair this with an outdoor serving area and pool change room and it will rival the amenities of a five-star resort.

The ultimate outdoor living space - Small Backyard Design Ideas - Sunset

How to Create 4 Outdoor Rooms in a Small Backyard

After gophers destroyed their backyard, a California couple set out to redo their plot. A landscape architect gave them the ultimate outdoor living space -- 4 outdoor rooms in 1 small space.