Who doesn’t love the idea of having a backyard retreat that’s both relaxing and perfect for entertaining? Whether you’ve got a small patio or a huge backyard, there are tons of exciting options for creating your ideal outdoor living space. At Pencsak Builders, we understand the importance of having a stunning backyard, and we’ll dive into some ideas to help you navigate design your outdoor living space.

Set the Scene

First things first, let’s define your outdoor living space. Install a deck, patio, or a fancy hardscape area to separate it from the rest of your yard. This way, you’ll have a designated spot to decorate and furnish, making it cozy and intimate.

Comfort is King

When it comes to outdoor furniture, remember that comfort reigns supreme. Pick out furniture that’s comfy and built to last, like outdoor sofas, chairs, and lounges with cushions or pillows. Don’t forget to include a dining table and chairs for those delightful outdoor meals.


A little shade can go a long way in creating your backyard oasis. Consider putting up a pergola or covered patio to shield you from the sun. A simple fix can be to simply grab an outdoor umbrella for your dining area. Pro-tip: use plants or trees to create natural shade.


In addition to shade, lighting is also key to creating an inviting and cozy outdoor living area. Hang up some string lights or lanterns for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Solar-powered lights are also a great option to add some magical glow to your garden or pathways.

Water Features

In addition to a pool or hot tub, water features like fountains, ponds, or waterfalls can help add a sense of serenity to your outdoor oasis.

Green Up Your Space

Plants and greenery are an amazing way to infuse color and texture into your outdoor living space. Sprinkle plants and flowers in pots or planters, or go all out and create a beautiful garden area in your backyard. Pro-tip: You can also use plants as a natural privacy screen or to divide different sections of your outdoor paradise.

Designing your perfect outdoor living space takes a bit of planning and creativity. However, we believe it’s completely worth it at the end. Whether you’re after a cozy patio for two or a spacious backyard for hosting others, we are here to help create an outdoor oasis that matches your style and needs!