Backyard Living: Fun Activities with your Family

January 8, 2016

​Now that you have that great looking awning or shade structure set up in your backyard, what do you do now? How do you enjoy this investment?
There are a number of things you can do including barbeques. In fact, if you’ve turned your backyard into an extension of your home – complete with outdoor furniture – then you’ve got a myriad of options you can choose from to spend quality, fun time with your family without having to leave the house. Here are a few activities to keep in mind the next time you feel like hanging out in the backyard:
  • Birthday parties.
  • Play games like croquet or string up a piñata.
  • Install a trampoline or slip-and-slide. You can even bury the trampoline so it’s not an eye sore.
  • Have a pool party. (If you have a pool).
  • Reading and lounging.
  • Dinner parties.
  • Install an inflatable pool for the kids.
  • Plant a garden and install some bird feeders.
  • Build a sandbox.
  • Make a mini playground for the kids.
  • Blow bubbles in the backyard and have a picnic.
  • Put up a hammock.
  • Put up a tent and create a fun outdoor activity for the kids. 

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​Clearly, there are a variety of things you can do. From parties to family activities, your backyard is a great place to enjoy time with your family. Remember, your backyard can be spruced with awnings, patio covers, pergolas, pool houses and more. You can decorate the backyard too with large clocks, install an outdoor bar, and even create an outdoor TV area. Really, the uses of your backyard are limited by only what you’re imagination and budget will allow. 
 So the next time you’re thinking about doing something with the family, consider utilizing your backyard space.
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