Today’s busy lifestyle calls for relaxation and stress relief and must be instantaneous because of the minimal downtime that we all have.
In the past, if people wanted to get away from it all they would invest in or rent a cottage.
Unfortunately, with later work days, higher expenses, longer travel times etc. there is limited time to own, maintain and enjoy a cottage. Even if you could find the time, there has been a drastic increase in cost of a cottage in the Greater Toronto Area.
Paramount’s design & build team can create an oasis in your backyard that you can access anytime of the day and is right outside your backdoor.
The Most Important Elements of Backyard Retreats
When creating your backyard retreat there are some common elements we highly recommend to enhance your “staycation” experience including:
- Lounge area: This is the area where you gather with family and friends, or simply sit and relax to read a book and sip a glass of wine. We create lovely patios ideal for your outdoor living space, to set the stage for your chairs or sofa.
- Dining area: Canadian summers are short and we all love to make the most of summer nights with meals prepared and enjoyed “al fresco.” We can create the ideal area to share your favourite meals with loved ones whether it is a covered area such as a gazebo or pergola or a spot on the patio next to the BBQ.
- Water features: Nothing is more calming than the sound of a fountain. It can help drain out the sounds of passing traffic and make you feel like you are miles away.
- Outdoor kitchens/BBQ area: Outdoor kitchens are all the rage, providing the ideal spot for the adventurous gourmet to whip up meals to be enjoyed and lingered over on warm summer nights. If a full kitchen isn’t in your budget, we can create a well-appointed BBQ area with a built-in grill, a bit of storage and even room for an outdoor fridge.
- Firepits and fireplaces: Embrace summer in the Muskokas by the flicker of your fireplace or firepit. Gather round to toast marshmallows, warm up on chillier nights and simply enjoy the glow of the fire.
- Entertainment area: Today technology allows you to enjoy your favourite entertainment anywhere. We can install an outdoor theatre complete with a TV and movie projector to combine amazing images and sound with the retro feel of viewing movies outdoors at a drive-in theatre.
These elements are all brought to life with stunning backdrop features from gardens to retaining walls and trees for shade to seat walls.
Designing Your Backyard Oasis
We can design your oasis based on budget, multiple year enhancement additions, and requested items. A backyard retreat has the option of the following things:
- Firepits and Fireplaces
- Retaining Walls
- Seat Walls
- Ponds and Water Features
- Outdoor Kitchens
- BBQ Area
- Hot Tubs
- Landscape Lightning
- T.V and Movie Projector
Call today and meet with our design team for a free consultation and let us show you that instant relaxation is within your reach.