Creating a Backyard Space Dedicated to Privacy & Relaxation In 4 Steps

Outdoor Sundance Spas installation under a pergola.

Does your backyard need an upgrade? If your goal is to enjoy rest and relaxation in your outdoor space, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips to turn your backyard into your own personal paradise.

We’ll begin with our top suggestions to make your space private, relaxing and inviting.

1. Adding a Hot Tub

If relaxing is your goal, then look no further than a hot tub. A home spa truly is one of the best investments you could ever make in your health and personal enjoyment. With the ability to use it year-round, a hot tub gives great bang for your buck, too.

The warm water can help you de-stress at the end of a long day while the jet massage relaxes tense muscles. Not only do you leave the hot tub feeling better physically, it has been scientifically proven to improve mood too.

The heat of the water causes your body to release a feel-good chemical known as endorphins. So, whether you’re in need of relaxation, rejuvenation or pain relief, your spa always provides.

2. Comfortable Patio Furniture

Nothing enhances your deck or patio like new patio furniture. If buying new isn’t in the budget, it’s not hard to give your old furniture a facelift. Wooden furniture can be sanded and re-stained while wicker, iron or metal can be brought back to life with some spray paint.

Then, head to the store and splurge on some colourful new cushions and pillows. When your furniture is as comfortable as it is attractive, it’s far easier to enjoy your outdoor seating whether you’re reading, listening to music or chatting with family or friends.

3. Luxurious Water Feature

If you want to add a tranquil, spa-like feel to your space, that can easily be done with a fountain. The sound of water flowing is immensely soothing, so placing a fountain near your hot tub or outdoor seating where you can enjoy the sight and sound is key.

You don’t have to have a large fountain to achieve the right effect. Urn-shaped fountains are not only attractive in any setting but are a cost-effective way to bring some zen to your space.

4. Maximizing Backyard Privacy

Privacy for Your Spa

Unless you live in the country or have a large, private backyard, privacy will be key to your enjoyment of your spa. We’re willing to bet you don’t want to try to relax in full view of neighbors.

A wooden privacy wall or lattice screen with ivy can be erected on the side of the hot tub that faces your neighbor’s yard. If you need more coverage, building a pergola to encase your hot tub is a fantastic idea.

Wooden pergolas traditionally have a crossbeam or lattice roof, although climbing vines can be used for additional coverage. Lattice privacy screens can be added on one, two or three sides depending on your needs.

Create Natural Barriers

You can create a privacy screen anywhere in your yard with greenery. Whether you want to shield your patio or achieve extra coverage near your fire pit, some well-placed vegetation is a cost-effective way to achieve that.

A wall of shrubs or trees is a beautiful and effective way to gain some extra privacy. Evergreens such as spruce, thuja and cypress make a great screen and require little clean up because they don’t lose their leaves. Boxwood shrubs, bamboo or even tall ornamental grasses can also be used for coverage.

Big John’s

If you’re ready to take your outdoor living space to the next level, Big John’s can help. We have been serving northwest Montana for more than 43 years, offering our clients the best hot tubs in the region.

We’re also your one-stop shop for hot tub supplies and hot tub accessories.