Those of us lucky enough to have a backyard in our PMQ know that privacy and comfort are usually at a premium. Tight quarters, there is not always a fence between units, and feeling like your neighbours can see your every move. It gets tiresome!
I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the house. I use it as my patio retreat on the weekens when you can’t drive to a cottage and escape. So why not give it some tlc before the season gets under way?
This Backyard layout is designed to provide optimal privacy and create an extension to your Q, giving you the extra room you need for summer entertaining. All the pieces are easy to store, and can be moved into the basement come fall.The trellises in the back can be populated with flowers for shade and pops of colour, while a couch back seals off that “side” of your room.Depending on whether or not you’re fenced-in, more trellises will work along the sides, or in this case, seating!I love our fire pit, and although they’re not technically allowed, every other unit has one and it’s not un-common to see everyone out back gathered around the fire. We got ours at the Canac, and waited until mid summer when the prices dropped to 50$ a pop! Opt for something with a low centre of gravity to avoid fire literally rolling all over the place when/if a leg buckles.
The concept of an outdoor couch isn’t new, but I do think there is something to them. It would always work in the basement during the winter, and can be used into the fall for outdoor fires.
I will definitely be acquiring an outdoor carpet this season, as they make it that much more “bare-foot” friendly!
The big poofs would serve beautifully as foot-rests or additional seating for kids and guests!
You can get some really fun outdoor pillows on esty.com or at Target and Walmart. Homesense has them seasonally as well, but Target and Walmart will give you the most bang for your buck.
I would recommend a big rubbermaid container for storage when you’re not out there/when it rains, and investing in a tarp or two to cover things up when it rains!