4 Ways to Create Your Backyard Oasis

Posted 3 May 2021 1:56 PM by Jase DeBoer

Regardless of the amount of time that you spend in your backyard, your outdoor space should be enjoyed to the fullest. Whether you work from home or only have the opportunity to enjoy your backyard after your commute, you should get the most out of your outdoor living space. Create your own outdoor oasis with these four tips.

Privatize Your Deck

If you want to add a secluded space to your backyard, consider adding a privacy panel. Modern panels can be constructed with treated lumber, lattice or composite decking. Patterns, colors and textures can all play a part in the design of your own unique privacy panel. A popular choice for privacy panels is our Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate. It pairs perfectly when used as a deck picture frame and is compatible with all Deckorators® composite decking options.

This privacy fence uses Voyage Decking in Tundra with Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate

Pergola for Shade

If your yard lacks adequate shade, the addition of a pergola can provide comfort and protection against harsh sunlight. Incorporating a roof structure also creates the look and feel of an outdoor “room.”

Pergolas are a popular option to provide shade in outdoor spaces

Permanent Seating

Forego the annual chore of lugging out your patio furniture and opt for built-in seating on your deck.

Choosing the proper decking is key when planning to build permanent seating into your new or existing deck. Mineral-based composite (MBC) decking offers a 50-year structural warranty, guaranteed to last longer than any high-end set of patio furniture.

Outdoor benches are gaining popularity as a long-term seating solution with minimal maintenance

Built-In Planters

Imagine having your herb garden growing an arm’s reach from your kitchen or perennials popping up year after year in your maintenance-free planters. Building planters into your new or existing deck is a great way to create a welcoming outdoor space without the hassle of ceramic planters that easily crack and break. Mineral-based composite decking is a popular choice for built-in planters among professionals and is warranted for ground and water contact.

Permanent planter boxes can be used as a functional border to your deck or as a replacement for traditional landscaping features

Consider adding one or more of these special features to create your own custom outdoor living space. Each can be integrated as upgrades into your existing deck or as features of your new deck build. Not sure where to start? Consider downloading our free Style Guide to gather more inspiration.