You know how “they say that people look like their pets? Well, here’s a question…..Do people also look like their backyards? Metaphorically speaking of course. Cuz that’d be just weird to look like a yard!
For example……my wife and I love to entertain during the summer months. Our personalities tend to be free spirited, inviting and friendly, and just a little bit wild! We have a wide variety of friends as well (variety being the operative word)…….some are more low-key ,serious and cocktails, while the others are more “loud music, tequila, and patio-turned-dance- floor!”
So our yard….(the one that is still in the works), reflects and accommodates all these needs.
If you are wanting to create an area in your yard that will reflect your lifestyle, ….. then take a look at your life!
Do you have children? What are their ages?
Do you entertain?
Who do you keep company with?
Do you enjoy yard work and gardening? Do you even have time for it?
Do you want to be able to almost “live” outside?......cooking, reading, hanging out?
Will you want fire? Gas or wood burning? How about a water feature?
Do you need a bar? Kitchen? Shed? Treehouse?
Pool? Hottub? Gazebo?
Music? Piped throughout your yard…….
Ahhhhh, but do you have nasty neighbors? Or dogs…messy dogs? Maybe your yard is built on a massive slant? Now that can be tricky!!!
So all I'm saying is really give your lifestyle and needs some focus! Our yard can accommodate almost every circle we run with….from tea time with the in-laws to the friends who sing out loud over a couple of vodkas, to our 19 year old’s crazy crowd.
Our neighbors are not great fans of ours, but in our defense….we live across from a retirement home and in a neighborhood full of retirees! That wasn’t well thought out….so I speak from absolute experience!
So yes…..I guess I DO look like my yard….minus the dog poop!