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A backyard is more than just a patch of grass. It’s an extension of your living space, a place to relax and unwind with friends and family. As one of the leading renovation companies in Toronto, BuildRex Construction has extensive experience in creating beautiful, functional outdoor spaces. In this blog post, we’ll share tips on transforming your backyard into a relaxing oasis, courtesy of our expert deck builders.

1. Choose the Right Decking Material

Your deck is the foundation of your outdoor living space, so choosing a suitable material is essential. There are many options, including wood, composite, and PVC. Our expert deck builders at BuildRex Construction can help you find the perfect material to suit your needs and budget.

2. Incorporate Comfortable Seating

Comfortable seating is essential for creating a relaxing backyard oasis. Choose from lounge chairs, sectional sofas, or even a hammock to create a cozy spot for reading or napping. Adding outdoor cushions and pillows will make your seating area even more inviting.

3. Add a Pergola or Shade Structure

Toronto’s summers can get hot, so providing shade in your backyard oasis is essential. A pergola, gazebo, or other shade structure will provide relief from the sun and add an architectural element to your space. For more ideas on how to create shade in your backyard, check out our shade structure options.

4. Include an Outdoor Kitchen or BBQ Area

No backyard oasis is complete without a space to cook and entertain. An outdoor kitchen or BBQ area is perfect for hosting friends and family backyard cookouts. Incorporate a grill, countertops, and even a fridge to make outdoor cooking a breeze. For inspiration, please take a look at our outdoor kitchen gallery.

5. Create an Ambience with Lighting

Outdoor lighting can completely transform the atmosphere of your backyard oasis. Use a combination of accent, ambient, and task lighting to create a warm and inviting space. Solar-powered lights and LED string lights are eco-friendly options that will enhance the ambiance of your outdoor living area.

6. Incorporate Greenery and Water Features

Adding greenery and water features to your backyard oasis will make it more serene and calming. Incorporate plants, shrubs, and flowers that thrive in the Toronto climate, or add a small water feature like a fountain or pond. Our landscape design team can help you choose your space’s perfect plants and water features.

7. Personalize Your Space

Finally, remember to add your personal touch to your backyard oasis. Decorative items such as outdoor rugs, artwork, and potted plants can make the space feel more like an extension of your home. Choose decor that reflects your personality and style; your backyard oasis will feel like a true retreat.

Get Started on Your Backyard Oasis Today Ready to transform your backyard into a relaxing oasis? The experienced team at BuildRex Construction can help you create the perfect outdoor living space. From decks and pergolas to outdoor kitchens and landscaping, we’ll handle every aspect of your project. Contact us today for a free consultation and start enjoying your new backyard oasis.


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