A backyard can be a great space for family-friendly activities, as well as an inspiring place to relax alone. To transform your backyard into a place that you and the rest of your family can enjoy, try the following design ideas:
Consider water elements for peace and tranquillity
Water can bring peace to any backyard. If you love landscaping, creating a soothing water garden would be a fun project. If you don’t feel up to crafting everything yourself, a fountain or a small fish pond will add a relaxing feel to your backyard without requiring too much labor.
Add a pop of color
Brighten your space and make it look more welcoming by using colorful accessories. Outdoor cushions are great, as they add comfort and style and often aren’t very expensive. If you create an outdoor dining area with just a couple of tables and a set of chairs, some interesting pillows can create the perfect amount of personality to the backdrop of your Sunday afternoon barbecues.
Create an active play area for kids
If you think your kids need more outdoor play, try making your outside space more attractive for playing and fun activities. Give your children great reasons to put down their digital devices by creating an enticing play area. A grassy space for kids can run and walk barefoot can also help strengthen their muscles and immunity.
Depending on your children’s ages, you might like to equip your play area with swings, a slide, or even a sandpit. If you choose items big enough for the whole family, such as swimming pools and trampolines, your backyard will be perfect for kids as well as the young at heart
Build a secret hideaway
Everyone needs some time alone, and enjoying a good book or favorite hobby is always easier if you have a designated space to relax. Why not create a secret hideaway for when you want to be undisturbed? You could channel your inner child and build a treehouse, or install a sturdy shed – with a quality lock!
If you want to create a shared space, you and your family could take turns spending time in the hideaway. Decorating and choose furnishings together can be a great bonding activity.
Install a kitchen
Make your backyard the ultimate summer meeting place for the whole family by installing an outdoor kitchen. Use barbeque grills for delicious cookouts; build a few shelves for storage purposes, or simply bring in plates from indoors whenever you plan on cooking a meal.
Invest in weatherproofing
Whatever you choose to do with your outdoor area, make sure you are prepared for all kinds of weather! Whether you planning to invest long-term or sell your home someday, you’ll want your outdoor area to stand the test of time. Choose quality materials suitable for the seasons in your area. If you aren’t planning to use the features in your backyard for a while, you might want to store them indoors or in your garage.
Ensuring your backyard lives up to its potential can be as easy as installing a water piece or clearing room for a dedicated play space for your children. Start designing family-friendly places in your backyard today – you won’t regret all the fun times ahead.
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