5 Tips for a Well-Designed Outdoor Family Space. : ThyBlackMan

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5 Tips for a Well-Designed Outdoor Family Space.

May 23, 2019 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) With warm, sunny days ahead, we’re all looking forward to some fun in the sun. Fresh air, flowers in bloom, and cheerful chirping of the birds – what more can one wish for? And after a long day at work or school, all we want is to relax, unwind, and spend some quality time with our family. Therefore, we need to find interesting ways to spruce up our backyards. With a few simple design tricks, you too can create a functional outdoor space you’ll enjoy spending summer days in. Here, we’re laying out five creative tips you can use to transform your backyard into a family-friendly outdoor oasis.

Provide everyone with their own space

When creating a design scheme of your backyard, you need to consider the different purposes it needs to serve. For kids, you may want to dedicate an area of your yard for a playground, a swimming pool, and a sandbox where they can play freely. When it comes to the grown-up area, adding a stone bar and a grill will make your backyard perfect for parties and family gatherings. Maybe you can add a couple of rocking chairs and a DIY porch swing bed for when the grandparents come to visit to make their stay comfy and cozy. And of course, you’ll need to find some extra room in your backyard for keeping your belongings. Which leads us to our next tip…

Make sure there is enough storage

We all need some extra space outside where we can store all of our necessities. Things such as gardening tools, trimmers, mowers, and your kids’ bikes need to be put away somewhere safe so you can rest assured all of your belongings are protected from harsh weather conditions. Consider ordering high-quality sheds online and design your dream shed – all you need to do to ensure your peace of mind is to browse for the shed you’d like to add to your backyard. If you have a specific design in mind, share it with the experienced professionals and let them do their magic! What’s more, once you’ve built a shed, you can easily transform it so that it’s adjusted to your current needs. One day, it can become a workshop, an art studio, or even a kids’ playhouse – it’s your call.

Make some space for a fountain

Fountains are a great addition to any outdoor space for several reasons. The first one is, of course, the aesthetics – even a fountain that is simple in design can boost your curb appeal and make your backyard look amazing. Another reason why you should consider implementing a fountain is its impact on the environment. Not only does this water feature block out the noise from the outside, but it also attracts wildlife – a fountain is a source of fresh water for birds, frogs, and other small animals. Your pets are also likely to drink from the fountain, so be sure to avoid using any chemicals when cleaning it. On top of that, the soothing sound of the fountain will create an aura of serenity and tranquility, turning your backyard into a true outdoor oasis.

Include a fire pit for cozy summer nights

Fire pits are something that every backyard needs to have. Their versatility and the ambiance they create make them one of the most popular additions among homeowners with families. Fire pits are practical on so many levels – other than being an excellent heat source, fire pits are a great cooking area where you can prepare BBQs and your kids can roast their marshmallows. They will also illuminate your outdoor space and create a cozy and inviting area for relaxing under the stars. On top of that, fire pits are great for family gatherings and long conversations over the fire on warm summer nights.

Add some greenery to freshen up your outdoor space

Nothing will elevate the look of your backyard oasis better than a variety of outdoor plants. With their luscious, vibrant colors and vivacious blooms, plants are sure to bring life to your peaceful retreat and make it look fresh and inviting. Be sure to include various outdoor plants, from herbs such as rosemary and mint to sunflowers and banana plants – all of these are sure to make your patio feel alive and summery. You can also use plants to teach your kids about gardening and the importance of nurturing all living things around them. Capture their attention with colorful plants and stimulate their senses by introducing them to a range of different plants.

There you have it – our five creative tips for a well-designed outdoor family space that is perfect for unwinding. Hopefully, you’ll use some of the suggestions above to turn your backyard into a gorgeous outdoor oasis.

Staff Writer; Mark Jacobs


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