Zen Gardens: Create An Oasis of Tranquility in Your Outdoor Space This Summer

Zen Gardens: Create An Oasis of Tranquility in Your Outdoor Space This Summer 

As we struggle to find balance in our careers and family life, there is a growing desire to create beautiful retreats in our homes where we can escape stress in a peaceful environment. 

That’s why Zen Gardens on outdoor patios, decks, and backyards are growing in popularity. Inspired by Japanese gardens that feature rocks, sand, gravel, moss, and other natural elements such as water features, they are an excellent choice for recharging your energy and motivation. 

Designed to be inspirational, they provide the ideal space to meditate and step back from the daily grind. By contemplating the bigger picture, we can elevate our mood, improve our memory, and turbocharge our creativity while increasing awareness of a higher purpose in life. 

Less Is More

The key to creating a peaceful Zen Garden is simplicity. For this reason, creating one isn’t nearly as difficult as many homeowners assume. All you need are some basic elements such as sand or gravel, rocks, plants, and a rake. 

It can be tailored to suit any size, space and budget. The design style works for a large or small patio, deck, covered porch, balcony or backyard. To get started, all you need to do is buy or build a container for the sand or gravel. You can use wood, metal, plastic, or any other material that suits your style. 

Once your container is in place, pour sand or gravel to the very top so the design element is visible from any angle. Then make it pop with a vibrant or calming color that will lay the foundation for your design motif throughout the garden. 

Design Elements

Add rocks, plants, fountains, statues, lanterns, and bridges at different levels to create a beautiful landscape that represents islands, mountains, rivers, and ponds. 

Integrate plants of different sizes, textures, and colors to visually enhance the environment and bring your garden to life.  The statues can symbolize deities, guardians, or ancestors while the lanterns provide light and warmth. The bridges can connect different parts of your garden and wood or bamboo chime will add a charming audio element to your space. 

Tying It All Together 

Now it’s time to find the ideal patio door to complement your new zen garden. Think simple and streamlined. It’s not just about entry to and from your focal point. It provides the visual and physical transition between the garden and your interior design. This is not only important in the summer but year-round and especially in the winter. 

For a seamless indoor-outdoor transition that brings the tranquil outside vibe into your interior, a patio door constructed with wood from nature will be cohesive with the other natural elements in your design. It allows you to enjoy your Zen garden from the inside in all seasons, even when the weather isn’t conducive to spending time outdoors. 

Adding Warmth And Elegance Inside And Out

Pre-finished in real Oak, Cherry, or Maple, the patio doors from Provia are a smart choice for any home. Their distinctive design features a natural wood grain that is visually appealing and welcoming, adding warmth and elegance on both sides of the door. 

The sash and frame interior are crafted with precision and durability, ensuring smooth operation and long-lasting performance. Whether you want to enjoy the view of your zen garden or let in some fresh air, these patio doors from Provia will enhance your living space with style and quality.

Your patio door is not just an entrance to your outdoor space, but also an important element of your home’s design and security. That’s why you should choose a patio door that combines durability, function, and aesthetic appeal, just like your front door. 

A high-quality patio door will not only look beautiful and match your style but also operate smoothly and reliably for years to come. When it comes to durability, function, and aesthetic appeal, you will want your patio door to be as pleasing to the eye and operate as reliably as your front door. 

Follow these simple steps and you could be enjoying your Zen Garden before the end of the summer. Even on a small budget, you can create a beautiful and serene space that reflects your inner harmony and balance without disrupting your routine inside the house. 

Welcome To Your Private Sanctuary

Have fun creating a beautiful space that reflects your unique style. Whether you want to sit back and admire your creation, or use it as a place to meditate, nap, pray, read, write, or do any other activity that brings you peace and joy, your Zen Garden is a sanctuary for your mind, body, and soul. Let it inspire, calm and nourish you with its simple elegance and grace.


Cornerstone Home Improvements is a local, family-owned business-three generations strong and a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and NARI. It has been serving the Kansas City area for over 40 years and has earned a reputation for being trustworthy, honest, and fair to its customers. To set up a free design consultation call (816) 737-0601 or email meshelle@chi-kc.com. Follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and LinkedIn


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