Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Exteriors, Home

Fire pit in a backyard surrounded by tropical plants on a hill overlooking a sunset.What if you didn’t have to book a plane ticket for some rest and relaxation?

…And you could just come home to a tropical oasis and tranquil paradise escape, that is only a few steps away from your own bedroom.

Transform your backyard with lush pillows green surroundings, the glimmer of the sunset in the distance, tiki bars, and a lounge chair to bask in the sun.

Relax to the feelings of being on vacation–perhaps on a far away Pacific island!

San Diego is a top vacation destination for travelers near and far. But even when we work and live in America’s Finest City, sometimes we still need a getaway to unwind and reset after the daily grind.

Here’s how you can bring the vacation back home with you.

 

Go Green In Your Personal Oasis

Go green–by bringing in plants, that is! Our landscape architects in San Diego and Orange County recommend layering various types of plants for a lush landscape, to bring a vacation feeling and relaxation to your backyard.

Palm trees, stalks of bamboo, and vibrant flowers blooming with color make it easy to forget we didn’t have to pack a suitcase to get here.

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A lush garden is still possible, even during a drought. A wide variety of landscaping plants for the San Diego climate add color, texture and interest to your yard while still saving water.

Wander through nature in your own backyard with winding crushed gravel paths through layers of low-water trees and greenery, or watch butterflies and hummingbirds flock to flowering bushes.

 

Outdoor Living Room Gets Tropical

Creative backyard design ideas in your outdoor living space, will bring the ambiance of a tropical resort right to you. Pour a margarita at your very own backyard tiki bar and fire up the grill for a barbeque.

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Make dining alfresco a part of your everyday life, not just vacation life. An outdoor kitchen area complete with a grill and patio table will allow for plenty of enjoyment underneath the stars.

A custom fire pit creates an ambiance inviting friends and family to gather long into the night. Feel like stay-cationing solo? Unwind with a glass of wine and a good book by your outdoor fireplace.

 

Enhance with Tropical Water Falls

Water features add a tranquil, spa-like ambiance to any space. No matter how far you are from the ocean, emulate the sound of waves or a trickling stream with a waterfall feature to soothe the soul.

Narrow man made river framed with wood slats.
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Imagine sitting down with a good book at the end of a long day with the gentle sound of a gurgling fountain in the background.

A custom water feature fits perfectly into any space big or small. Water falls and water walls captivate corners of your backyard or add a nice division between a series of outdoor rooms, while smaller creative features enhance even the tiniest of at-home escapes.

 

Hop Into Paradise At Home

Nothing says “vacation” quite like a dip in the pool on a hot day. A poolside lounge with comfy chairs for lounging in the sun is the perfect getaway from mundane routines.

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No space for a pool? Unwind in a hot tub to soothe your stress away. Custom wood seating built around the tub can blend it in with the rest of your landscaping for function with a seamless look.

 

Bring Your Tropical Oasis to Life engineer-296438_1280

Take the first step to bringing your backyard paradise to life.

Contact us for more design ideas!

Call our team at 858.683.8052 to schedule a free design consultation and develop a custom designed backyard oasis.

Then grab a good book, blend up a pina colada and step outside. Your tropical staycation awaits.