3 Stylish, Kid-Friendly Ideas for an Outdoor Remodel
As wonderful and exciting as childhood can be, tasteful outdoor features don’t always make for kid-friendly play areas (and vice versa). Thankfully, with a little compromise and creativity, homeowners who want to rework their outdoor living areas before the summer can also provide a constructive outlet for their children in the safety of their own backyards. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas that can easily be incorporated into an outdoor remodel plan or added to an existing space. And the best part? You can complete some of these as part of a DIY weekend!
1. Giant Outdoor Chess Board
What’s an outdoor, oversized board game that looks amazing no matter your home’s style? By using pavers or marble, you can transform a section of your outdoor space into a contemplative retreat for adults or a fun and energetic alternative to checkers at the kitchen table. Check out these amazing large outdoor chess set designs for some inspiration.
2. Creative Fencing
Every child goes through an extensive drawing or writing phase that can result in a lot of scribbled-on walls and flooring. When temperatures rise and things move outdoors, giving the little ones a creative outlet along the exterior edge of your property won’t just get them out of the house, but will (hopefully) limit their impulses to a single chalkboard they can call their very own.
3. Backyard “Campground”
Even if you live in an urban environment, the draw to the outdoors and a campfire may be a regular fixation for your children. Providing a weekend retreat under the stars with homemade tents, an enclosed fire pit, and log benches or stools will help bring the outdoors to the comfort of your own home. There are any number of different ways to tackle your own homemade fire pit, but this collection of methods remains among our favorites.
If you’ve got energetic little ones running around your home this spring and want to provide more kid-friendly outdoor features without sacrificing your existing aesthetic, consider a complimentary one-hour consultation with the landscape architect at Urban Oasis. With hundreds of projects under our belts, we’ve got the expertise and creativity needed to blend tasteful outdoor style with kid-friendly fun. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
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