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5 Backyard Oasis Ideas

Around the House

July 11, 2020


5 min

A dad grills with his son in the backyard

Now more than ever, people are spending more time in their homes. Many people are taking advantage of the time around the house and doing home renovation projects. One area that is a hotspot for upgrading is the backyard. For many people, the backyard is their main outdoor retreat. Taking the time to upgrade your backyard can help to improve your quality of life while giving you somewhere to escape to.

Interested in learning more? Check out these quick tips for upgrading your backyard.

Spruce up Your Backyard With These Backyard Retreat Ideas

  • Evaluate your space: While there are many great ideas out there for improving your backyard, when it comes down to it, it really depends on the space you have. Walk through your backyard and look for the strengths and weaknesses of your space as well as what can be easily improved. If your backyard is shady, it may not be the best option to add in a garden. If your backyard is larger, you’ll have more flexibility in what you can do with the space.
  • Add a deck or patio: A great way to improve your backyard is to add a small deck or patio. Even if you don’t have a lot of space, a low deck can still be installed. This is not only a convenient spot for eating breakfast, reading and relaxing, it also helps add value to your house.
  • Invest in lighting: Proper lighting can make a night and day improvement on a space. Depending on your preference, you can either strings lights from the trees, add lights to the back of your house or add ground lighting to the lawn.
  • Vertical garden: If you can’t fit a standard garden in your backyard, consider a vertical garden. With a vertical garden, you’ll still get to taste and enjoy fresh vegetables and herbs grown from your garden.
  • Add a fence: If you’ll be in your backyard a lot, you may enjoy the privacy of a fence. A fence is not only convenient for privacy, it’s also an additional security measure.
  • Make your backyard fit your lifestyle: When it comes down to it, what you choose to do with the space should be tailored to your lifestyle. For example, if you have young kids that play sports, leave an area for them to throw a ball around. If you enjoy entertaining, put in a firepit and a place for outdoor seating.

ezStorage is Your Household Security Solution

Right now, social distancing and working remote is the new normal. Many people are transforming their spare bedroom into a home office or gym to make a better use of their space. While this is a good way to exercise and can promote a more productive at home work day, it also means you have to find a place to store the mattress, bed frame, mattress and end tables that were once stored in this space. With a storage unit rental, you can store extra furniture pieces, clothes, boxes of miscellaneous items and more until you need them again.

Recently, we’ve rolled out a contactless rental option. This helps to reduce unnecessary person-to-person contact and allows our customers to rent a storage unit from the safety and comfort of their home. If you prefer to rent a storage unit in person, our storage facilities are still open. Rent a storage unit with ezStorage today!

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  2. Click on “Rent Now” and follow the steps.
  3. Select the autopay option.
  4. Once completed, you will receive an email with your storage unit number and access code.
  5. To reduce person-to-person contact, don’t forget to bring your own lock. Don’t already have a lock? No problem you can stop by the rental office to buy one on your first visit!