Outdoor spaces can be a great place for families to enjoy quality time together. However, it seems the more kids there are in the family, the more the backyard turns into a playground just for them. If you’re tripping over kids’ toys in the yard and wondering where you fit in, try these top four ways to make your backyard a family-friendly and stylish space for the whole family to enjoy.
Nothing is more conducive to all-ages quality time than a fire pit. The adults will enjoy conversation well into the night while the children will delight in roasting marshmallows. Seating options from places like the Adirondack chair store provide just the right look and feel to keep your yard stylish yet comfortably appointed for all ages.
Water features like a fish pond are beautifully decorative and provide an opportunity for the kids to keep their own “pets” that stay outside. Tasks like selecting the appropriate variety of fish as well as the ongoing feeding and cleaning are something that parents and children can undertake together while teaching responsibility.
Adding decorative outdoor structures like a gazebo or pergola provides endless opportunities for imaginative play while making your yard look amazing. Add lights or fabric to make the structure visually appealing with a dash of wonder for the kids.
An opportunity for the children to grow food and literally enjoy the fruits of their labor makes adding a garden bed a must-have. Choose the placement and layout for visual aesthetics, but allow the kids to pick their own plants to grow and tend to make it a family affair. Flowers are a beautiful addition, but be sure to plant hearty varieties that can withstand the occasional small hand picking leaves or small foot stepping too close to them.
Your backyard doesn’t have to be a collection of wheeled toys and amusement apparatus to be a place for kids. With the right design, your outdoor space can be the ideal place for the whole family.