Create The Perfect Outdoor Sitting Area

If your yard is lacking a good space for you to sit and relax, then you can create one that provides you with shade, comfortable sitting, a fire pit and everything else you need to truly enjoy your yard the way you should be able to. Follow the tips detailed in this article to make a great space in your yard for you and your family to enjoy, whether it's day or night.

Choose the right space

Really look around your yard for that one great spot. Choose a location that's away from noise, not too close to too many trees, away from any areas where animals may relieve themselves and that has plenty of room for you to construct your special area. One more very important factor is to make sure you choose a location that has ground that is as level as possible. This is going to make your job a lot easier when it comes to putting the area together.

Clear out the area

Remove any debris, growth, rocks or other things that are going to get in the way of you constructing your sitting area. Make sure you have measured and marked the area, so you know you are giving yourself enough room for a big enough space.

Build your fire pit

Put the fire pit in the center of the space. You can purchase a store bought fire pit that is above ground, or you can easily make one yourself. To make your own, dig a hole that's about two feet deep and four feet in circumference. Place medium sized rocks all the way around the fire pit. Make sure you don't have any concerning brush or growth around the area, where sparks can travel to and pose a fire risk.

Add seating

You can purchase any type of outdoor furniture you feel is the best choice for your needs. One idea is to set a picnic bench in the area, so you have a durable place to sit and eat that will hold up in all kinds of weather.

Get a pergola kit

You can purchase a pergola kit for sale online. When it arrives, you can gather a couple of friends or family members to help you put it together. The pergola will be built over the sitting area, so you can enjoy shade on those sunny days. Make sure you go with a pergola that is going to suit the rest of your landscape and one that you can handle putting together with the help of your assistants.

Once you have put together your outdoor sitting area, you can invite a few friends to come over and enjoy it with you. If you don't already have a barbecue, then you'll also want to get one, so you can enjoy outdoor meals in your new space.