Summer is almost here, and everyone is excited to spend lazy days under the sun. But with the current pandemic, many are thinking twice before going to public beaches, water parks, and other outdoor adventures. How can your family enjoy summer better if the threat of the pandemic is still fresh?
As homeowners, we can make the most out of different home improvements to make our home summer-ready. This way, our family can abide by the stay-at-home orders but still get to enjoy summertime. If you have kids, their safety and experience are the most important part. To get your backyard ready for summer, here are five projects that you can consider adding to your home improvements:
Install a pool
If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, then this is definitely one project you can start planning. By adding a pool to your home, you and the kids can have a splash and have fun even if you choose to stay safe in the comfort of your home. If you have the budget to install an in-ground backyard pool, make sure to also invest in aluminum pool fence to safeguard this area better. Of course, it pays to check if there are any pool fence restrictions in your area.
Add a hammock
Young or old, hammocks are an inviting place where you can relax and enjoy time in your backyard. By adding a hammock to this area, you will have a great place for resting in summer. You can use this while watching your favorite shows, reading a book, or simply enjoying the warm summer breeze. You can even use this area to get some fresh air in case you need a quiet place to think. Just make sure to place your hammock in a nice shady part of your yard.
Build an easy deck or patio
Decks or patios don’t always have to be expensive and complicated. For as long as you can define the area and make it stand out in your backyard, you can have one that is quite easy to build. Make sure to add in some comfortable outdoor furniture and a bit of lighting. Then you will have a little place to entertain family members no matter the time of day.
Create a fire pit
No one hates toasted marshmallows and s’mores. So why not add a fire pit in your backyard where the family can bond over delicious treats during the night? This is one project you can also use during cold winter nights. Imagine spending summer nights toasting marshmallows with the kids. On the other hand, you and the adults can gather around the fire pit telling stories and old tales.
Build a tree house
A tree house is another great addition to any backyard. One great thing about this is project is that when built properly, it can last for a very long time. If you want to share the fun with the kids, make a spacious tree house and add a few essentials such as small furniture, two tiny windows, lighting, and, of course, an easy to climb ladder up the tree house. Note that you can also use this area to watch late-night movies or even as a campsite with the kids if you are feeling a little adventurous.
When it comes to backyard improvements for summer, always prioritize safety and convenience. This way, every member of the household can enjoy the outcome. Even if you can’t go out to public places during summer, you will have an outdoor living space that you can enjoy with the whole family.