Your backyard can be a fun, exciting place to be. As we look ahead to summer, now’s the opportunity to invest in the sort of activities you’ll be toying with all-season long. Whether it’s for whole family fun or just yourself and your buddies, here are some backyard ideas to get you engaged and interested in having a summer to remember.
Build A Patio
A patio or a deck is a common way to design a custom oasis. Try outdoor string lights, patio umbrellas, and other accessories to personalize your deck. Particularly if you have lots of space, this is a great way to add on a room to your home and encourage comfortable gatherings outside.
Start A Home Garden
Start a backyard garden. Grab some planters. Set them up wherever you have the space. From flowers and plants to herbs and vegetables, there is no shortage of ways to customize what’s being grown in your yard.
Buy A Backyard Pool
A pool can be a costly venture. An in-ground pool is a major property investment but for something less expensive, an above-ground family-sized pool is a fun way to get the kids out, providing them a way to enjoy the summer sunshine at home.
Backyard Summer BBQs
Nothing’s better than a summer backyard BBQ. Season some veggies or meats. Stick some skewers. Fire up the BBQ for whatever your favourite meal is and enjoy. Grill on your own, with friends, or with the family.
Have A Fire Pit
If you live somewhere that actually allows it, having your own fire pit in the backyard gives you some evening activities to toy with. Sit around the fire and play acoustic guitar. Toast marshmallows. Tell ghost stories. Relax and enjoy the night, it’s your choice.
Backyard Camping Trip
Sleeping in your backyard is a fun way to switch things up, make a memory, and connect with family or friends. Combined with a few of the other items on this list of fun backyard activities, summer can get a lot more fun.
For those that are looking for a little more seriousness, build something this summer. The snow’s melted. You have the space. Try your hand at building a dining room table, a door, a railing, bedframe, a shelf, or whatever you need.
Try A Hammock
You don’t need a tree to hang a hammock. An outdoor hammock swing bed can be freestanding, hung on steel poles and positioned anywhere. To relax in the outdoors with your favourite book, here’s a way to do that.
How can you make your backyard fun – check out Living.ca for a wide range of ideas and redesign your home this season.