Spending time at home doesn’t have to be boring. Extreme backyards are surprisingly affordable and can make your home a destination for friends and family to enjoy. Install anything from a go-kart track to a wave pool and walk out into fun every day.
Depending on the size of your backyard, you can build up or out to make an amazing space. The fun is only limited by your budget and your imagination. A few ideas include:
- Outdoor tracks. Hills, curves, and obstacles for ATVs, dirt bikes, BMX, etc.
- Miniature golf. Simple obstacles or huge windmills with as many holes as you like
- Climbing walls. Great for smaller spaces, so you can build up, not out. Can include varying difficulties in one wall
- Sports courts and fields. Space for playing basketball, soccer, tennis, etc.
- Water fun. Pools beyond the ordinary with wave generators, water slides, waterfalls, etc.
No matter what you love most, you can find a way to build fun into your backyard.
Once you’ve developed your idea, you’ll need to come up with a reasonable budget. Some parts of the project can be done yourself, while others may require a contractor’s help. You’ll also want to make sure that you get any necessary permits or approvals before beginning construction.
When choosing someone to do the initial work, or if you need maintenance and repairs down the line, consider contractors carefully. For instance, for concrete pouring or repair, start by reading reviews online. Then, contact the best to discuss your project and get a quote. If budget is a concern, you can also try searching for companies offering promotions. You can potentially save money by using one contractor for multiple projects.
Things to Consider
Beyond the basics for your backyard, you’ll have to consider other elements. Things like safety and lighting aren’t as exciting but are definitely important. Contractors can also help point out additional considerations.
If you have any climbing or heights, you’ll want to be sure there is an appropriate ground cover in place to protect you from falls. Different materials, such as gravel or wood chips, require different depths for protection. Also, consider setting up a safety station with helmets and safety pads of different sizes.
If you want to enjoy your spaces after the sun goes down, you’ll need appropriate lighting. Try checking out industry case studies for examples of lighting options for football stadiums and other large areas. This will help you understand what you need so you can enjoy your space at any time.
Building this unique space will doubtless increase the value of your home. You may want to discuss this with a real estate agent or other professional to make sure you’re not investing so much that you won’t see a return later. Also, if you plan to sell your home in the future, the new yard will make your home stand out as a unique space.
Build a Better Backyard
Once you’ve completed your amazing new space, you’ll get to enjoy it. Take time to relax and have fun with family and friends. If you need more inspiration for furnishing indoor and outdoor spaces in your home, check out all the ideas from Realestateblog247.
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