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3 Unique Ways To Add Character To Your Backyard This Summer

Summer is finally here! And after a long year of quarantine, we are ready to get back outside with friends and family and enjoy BBQs and dinner parties in our backyards! Today we're sharing 3 ideas on how you can add a little extra character to your backyard, just in time to kick off summer!

#1. Add a swing!

You simply can't go wrong with a swing in your backyard, or as shown in this photo, your front porch! Especially if you have kids. There are so many options to choose from; swinging bench, rope swing, hammock, or tire swing to name a few.

#2. Create an Outdoor Shower!

At our Blackrock Beach House short term rental, we decided to add an outdoor shower! The rental is right by the beach and allows guests a chance to wash the sand off before coming inside. If you live near the beach you know the struggle during the summer of sand somehow ending up everywhere... Well an outdoor shower may be the perfect solution! Also, if you've ever been lucky enough to shower outside on a warm summer night, under the stars, then you know how life changing an outdoor shower can be! Trust us, you won't regret it!

#3. Plant an Herb Garden!

Adding an herb garden to your home can be a great way to add character to your backyard! Here we repurposed a vintage clawfoot tub to just that! By planting rosemary, basil, and lavender, the herbs will add a pop of fresh greenery and will be a great addition to your next meal - or summer cocktail;) !

Now's the time to start adding some unique elements to your backyard, invite some friends over and kick off summer!


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