Here are the best ideas for creating your own backyard escape.
There’s nothing like moving into a brand-new home, especially one that’s uniquely suited to your tastes and preferences. That’s what you get when you move into a new home built by Oakwood Homes Colorado. Oakwood Homes offers homebuyers the opportunity to create the space they’ve always dreamed of. Our team of professional designers guides buyers through the process, educating them on current interior design trends and helping them choose the elements that best fit their lifestyle. We focus on all the details, from kitchen appliances to decorative lighting and the latest in storage solutions.
But for many buying new homes in Colorado, part of the thrill of moving into a new home is figuring out what to do with the outdoor spaces. There are many possibilities for creating an outdoor oasis these days, and more homeowners are embracing the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of their own backyards.
Living Spaces to Suit Everyone
At Oakwood Homes, not only do our new home communities provide beautiful indoor spaces for the entire family, but they also provide homeowners with ample space to create their own backyard living spaces. Here are just a few of the options you might want to consider when you buy a new home from Oakwood Homes Colorado.
There’s nothing like dining al fresco. With your own outdoor kitchen, you can do it anytime you like. Fix burgers on the grill for family and friends, toss up a salad for a light lunch, or stick a pizza in the brick oven to enjoy with the kids. An outdoor kitchen, complete with grill, oven, serving counter, microwave, and mini-fridge lets you enjoy open-air dining anytime the weather is right. And in Colorado, it’s right a lot of the time!
Outdoor Dining Areas
You may be the type that loves to eat outdoors but doesn’t feel the need to prepare the meal out there, too. In that case, an outdoor dining area may suit you better. Add a rustic picnic-style table to the patio, decorate it with brightly colored placemats and cloth napkins, and you’ll have an inviting dining spot for any meal. You may want to build a pergola over the top to add a bit of cover during the summer months. Or string small party lights to set the space off and add a festive touch for evening gatherings.
Outdoor Fireplaces and Firepits
Colorado is famous for chilly nights that are perfect for snuggling up in front of a fireplace. But who says the fireplace has to be in the living room? An outdoor fireplace is ideal for those nights when you’re not quite ready to go inside yet, even though the temperature has dropped. Invite a few friends over, open a bottle of wine, bring out a blanket or two, and relax in front of your own outdoor fireplace. You might even count a few stars while you’re out there!
If a fireplace sounds a little too elaborate, a small firepit or fire table is just as nice. There are many on the market that are attractive, high quality, and hold their own as the focal point of the backyard on a cool night.
Rooftop decks are seen more and more often in new homes in Colorado as homeowners discover the benefits of flat rooftops that extend over porches, patios, and garages. Turn that flat surface into a rooftop deck, complete with comfortable chairs and side tables. It’s the perfect place to host a cocktail party or happy hour with friends. Scatter plants around to soften the lines and enjoy an elevated view of the neighborhood from your new perch.
There’s nothing that soothes the senses more than a fountain gurgling in the corner of the patio. Take full advantage of your outdoor spaces by incorporating water features such as a fountain or a koi pond into the landscaping. Adults can de-stress to the tune of rippling water after a long workday, and kids love to feed the fish in a small backyard pond!
There’s nothing that says spring more than the pop of color you get when flowers and trees start blooming. As the weather warms up, you may be inclined to add flower beds to the landscaping along with flower pots filled with colorful mixes of spring blooms. An ornamental tree or two wouldn’t hurt, either! You’ll be surprised at the difference a little color makes.
New Homebuilders Who Believe in Community
At Oakwood Homes Colorado, we believe in community in the strictest sense of the word: a gathering of people with common interests. Our communities are designed to promote neighborhood friendships that create bonds that make a place feel like home. Whether you’re looking for a small-town vibe or the excitement of a master-planned community, you’ll find it in the neighborhoods we create—like Erie Highlands, Thompson River Ranch, and more. Visit us today to learn more about our new home communities and everything we have to offer new homebuyers—including some amazing outdoor spaces!