Back Yard Design Elements For Your Deck and Patio BBQ Area

Enjoy your free time away from work and enjoy a great back yard gathering with your friends and family. Well, maybe your back yard is bare with no appeal. Would you like a sure fire way to make your friends and family want to be at your house as opposed to being somewhere else? What are the elements of a great back yard?

Just like building a house you need to start with the foundation. The foundation of a great back yard is the landscaping. To create a great landscape you should think of painting your back yard with color, texture, and dimension. Use color in the forms of varying plants, flowers, trees, rocks, and outdoor furniture. Now you don’t want to paint it psychedelic unless that’s what your into. For added texture you could incorporate natural materials such as boulders, flagstone walkways, small ponds and water features, and again with plants. The final element for the landscaping would be to add dimension with height and depth. A typical method is to use planting and hardscape materials to define the edges of walk ways, play areas, and social areas. The taller more sturdy plants at the rear with smaller and more colorful plants close to the defined area. The defined area is usually a nice sod maybe with a rock walk path.

Now that you have a landscape you should have a deck or patio for people to socialize, gather, and flat out party. You can go with a patio or a deck. I personally like to have a deck with multiple levels and small off shoots that can accommodate 3 -7 people to serve as conversation pit. I great addition to any deck is a shaded area for those hot summer days. If you like you can build a small outdoor kitchen for BBQs either on the deck itself or a ground level patio. Most patios are simple concrete slabs, or laid pavers. Whatever your choice you will be happy you added the outdoor kitchen area.

Now it’s time for you to make the best of your back yard and enjoy your new deck and patio.

Back Yard Tv Working With Either A Plasma Enclosure Or Lcd Enclosure.

Integrating TV’s In Backyards is Increasing.

Enjoying a garden based TV in your very own home is worthwhile but you will have to have either a plasma casing or an LCD enclosure to fortify not only from the environment but from opportunist thieves.

With the economic collapse biting hard last summer, many households decided to cut their holidays and spend the money on their home to add value, now due to this rise in home improvements people see the importance of producing outdoor living areas, as these can be used throughout the year relying on the location and country.

People are extending their house into the garden and back yard as this is sometimes an un occupied space, but with a little work this can be changed into an outdoor living space.

Extend your lounge into your backyard.
One of the easiest ways is to measure the location you have set out and plan it out on a piece of scaled paper, this way you can see how it looks before you commit to any building work and can quickly modify things around.

You will need to have a seating area; these are easily made by laying a shallow slab of concrete, on this you can put breeze blocks to build up a seating area. Using the breeze blocks will create a storage area inside the seat so you can stow away items that would typically be left out and make your garden or back yard look untidy.

Remember to get the mix right between the sand and the cement, usually the mix should be 1 part cement to 3 part sand and never lay breeze blocks in temperatures less than 3 degrees Celsius, otherwise the water in the mix will freeze and expand causing the joint to fail.

Relying on the location the configuration for the seating area is usually in a U shape and then in the middles of the U (the open end) a TV can be situated.

Defending an outdoor screen
Relying on the community you may need to fortify your screen from hooligans as well as the weather conditions.

But first things first, due to the price of plasma and LCD plasma tv pricing dropping so swiftly this now makes it possible for home owners to position a TV in their backyard, but a backyard TV needs protection from a variety of challenges.

Firstly, the weather, but I hear you say that there are weather proof TVs on the market, yes that is accurate but unless your pockets are very deep the price tag will definitely stop the renovation moving forward. So the other cheaper solution is to use a traditional TV and put it in an outdoor enclosure. These cases protect the TV and satellite boxes from the local climate and theft.

The better LCD and plasma enclosure range supply anti hooligan locks on their units which will certainly prevent the opportunist thief from taking your TV, these higher specified housings also come with thicker viewing windows up to 1/2 this defends the TV from accidental harm and even stops a solid object being thrown at it by a discouraged thief.

Over the past 20 years the author has developed a range of outdoor digital signage protective enclosures and founded LCD Enclosure Global who are the leading manufacturer of LCD monitor enclosures, they also offer anti vandal LCD enclosures that provides all the protection and security needed for outdoor use.