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Recreation area in the country — how to organize in the country or in the garden. 105 photos of the most successful projects and ideas

Private suburban plots have great advantages over the cramped conditions of accommodation in urban apartments. This is mainly why people are increasingly trying to move from stuffy urban conditions to nature. They build cottages, cottages, and improve the plots.

And even if there is no place in the most private house to spend a holiday, inviting a large company, it can always be done outside the house, having designed a special place in the garden, the so-called recreation area.  This is how most often they call places to relax in the country, decorated in the form of a beautiful cozy playground where you can not just relax with the whole family, but also have a great time with numerous friends, invite them to barbecue or barbecue.

And in order for everyone to feel even more comfortable, it is necessary to approach the issue of choosing a vacation destination very thoroughly. And it is equally important to decide how to equip a recreation area.

To achieve the desired goal, it is necessary, first of all, to correctly divide the total area of the plot into the main zones, in addition to the one where the house itself is located.

Determine the plots for the garden, vegetable garden, various necessary buildings. At the same time, note the locations of underground utilities.

All these issues can be worked out in conjunction with the choice of the place where the recreation area will be located. It is very important to arrange this area in such a way that it fits perfectly into the overall landscape design.

It should be a cozy plot, occupying either the front part of the house territory, or located somewhere in the depths of the garden, where plantings of various fruit trees will be able to hide the audience from prying eyes.

To protect yourself from rain and sunlight, it is better to use covered light buildings or use a canopy.

A small area allocated for a recreation area should look comfortable and comfortable. A more extensive territory implies a breakdown into several functional, diverse subzones.

Assistance in finding design options for recreation areas

Having decided to thoroughly approach the problem of the design of the recreation area, people often cannot independently determine how best to equip everything. Some turn to professional landscape designers for help. Those, in turn, develop a landscape plan for external landscaping already with a professional approach.

When the services of designers are not affordable, in order to save money, many turn their attention to colorful editions of various magazines and catalogs aimed at a specific topic. Of course, the Internet provides invaluable help in this case.  On its pages you can find many different types of landscape design and choose the most liked photo of the recreation area in the country, taking it as a basis.

No one forbids developing your own imagination, but sometimes it's interesting to use the ideas borrowed from the masters of landscape design, having modified them a little.

Preparation and zoning. Installation of a concrete cushion

The initial stages, including the actions for the distribution of the zones of the site, are carried out according to certain rules and recommendations:

  • The design is carried out taking into account the soil data, with reference to the plan of the existing structure and communications.
  • Independent arrangement of a place to rest, assumes its close location near the house, on a pre-prepared basis, in a small penumbra.
  • To carry out a good zoning of the site, this means correctly dividing the territory into functioning captures, as noted in the previously developed plan.

Dividing the plot, you can use a symbolic designation of the boundaries. Arrange paving stones, plant lawn grass, install hedges from green spaces. The lawn is often considered a decorative decoration, but at the same time it always serves as an excellent background.

However, more often a stronger concrete base is chosen for the site, which can withstand the loads created by the placed furniture, barbecue grill and other items of the exterior interior.

The most common type of platform device is a concrete cushion.  In other words, the installation of a foundation plate, where all work is carried out clearly in compliance with a certain technology, including:

  • the device of deepening in the ground, focusing on the geometric parameters of the site (length, width), the thickness of the substrate and pouring concrete;
  • crushed stone and sandy base;
  • installation of non-removable wooden formwork;
  • the device of the mortar bed (30 mm);
  • waterproofing carpet device (1 layer);
  • filling with concrete mix.

After three weeks, when the concrete reaches the proper exposure, you can start the following work. Decorate the walls and the coating. Put garden parquet, a decking on the floor, lay out ceramic tiles.

When performing a wooden flooring, a ribbon foundation is also used. This makes it possible to save time. In addition, it takes less effort and, most importantly, finance.

Indoor and outdoor areas

So, it was decided to organize a country plot with the allocation of a place where you can not only relax with the whole family, but also invite guests. There are two main variants of the device.

Either it will be an open area, or it will have a closed view, for the so-called romantic vacation.

In the latter case, the site is built as a kind of "open room". The outer fence is replaced by all kinds of fabric decorative curtains. Or they are designated by original lattices with hanging plants from the loach family.

The entrance to the romantic zone can be indicated by a beautiful curtain made of strung beads. The easiest and most effective way to isolate yourself from prying eyes and enjoy your vacation. Screens made of bamboo act as another option for finishing such zones.

A beautiful Japanese-style recreation area is arranged, where small containers with exotic plants are planted, as well as decorative mini-fountains. All this recreates the atmosphere of a Japanese garden.

If the choice is made in favor of a covered area, then, undoubtedly, this is the most optimal choice that will allow you to protect yourself from bad weather, for example, rain, or escape from dangerous ultraviolet rays.

A closed area is arranged as an extension to the main house with a common load-bearing wall. Moving to the recreation area takes place from the territory of the residential premises.

Creating an open area for the installation of a barbecue

Probably, the design of the recreation area in the country would not be complete without the device of a barbecue for kebabs and barbecue. The use of such a design implies rest in good weather conditions.

The most suitable place for such a zone is a separately installed gazebo with a stone wall near the fire for fire safety purposes, or a terrace. You can use a regular canopy. The main thing is to protect yourself from precipitation.

At the same time, it is worth considering the necessary requirements for the use of such zones. Exactly:

  • The hearth is located away from the house, wooden structures and fences.
  • When the barbecue area is located under a canopy, a chimney is installed.

Children's play area

Of course, the concept of a big family always implies the presence of children. It is an important task to organize a decent and interesting vacation in the country for them. In this regard, a plan for the arrangement of a children's play area is being developed.


The most convenient option for a playground can be a place located in the backyard area. Specifically, in this case, most people tend to design a recreation area with their own hands.

Caring parents equip the playground in such a way that their beloved children can both play and physically develop over the summer. Therefore, various types of sports equipment, rope ladders, fairy-tale houses, slides, as well as a sandbox for kids are used as objects of arrangement.

Photos of the recreation area in the country