There are so many ways that you can take advantage of your home’s outdoor space year-round – especially when you’re enjoying Florida’s lovely weather. When you’re crafting a new custom home with Vanacore Homes, the quality home builder Palm Coast residents trust, it’s the perfect chance to create a new venue for family fun. The features you choose to include can depend on your family and each member’s favorite things to do – but with all the customization that building your own home allows, you have plenty of options to explore! If you’re looking for some ideas to get started, here are some things you can add to your own backyard that are sure to be a hit for entertaining or even just for casual evenings at home.
Make Room for Play
Teach your kids to enjoy spending time outdoors early by enriching their backyard space for plenty of hands-on fun. Creating an open (but fenced-in) space allows for worry-free exploration and roaming, while setting up some playground equipment can create plenty of fun for your little ones with boundless energy. Including a swing set or slide are classic choices, but that’s not all. Maybe your kids would love a sandbox to dig or build up sand castles in the comfort of their own backyard. If you’re ambitious, a tree house might be a fun project to create a magical hideaway. With so many options, your kids will find plenty to do while keeping active and getting fresh air.
Keep Pool Days Organized
When you opt for an outdoor pool, you’ll have plenty of excuses to hop in and cool down from the hot Florida sun, especially during long summers. Pool days are a refreshing option for the whole family to enjoy – but managing everyone’s pool supplies can be a hassle. Think ahead – create an outdoor space to store all these supplies, such as a box for pool toys or a rack to keep wet towels after drying off. Near the pool, you can also set up a comfortable lounging space so you can catch up on reading or sunbathe while keeping an eye on the kids. Maybe you’d even like to install a hammock between some backyard trees. However, if you’re looking for a little more excitement, installing outdoor speakers is a perfect choice to enjoy music and get the pool party energy going!
Gather ‘Round the Fire
When the temperatures begin to dip during autumn nights or during the mild Florida wintertime, it’s the perfect opportunity to cozy up around an outdoor firepit. When you want to entertain or gather the family around to tell stories and share laughs, create a space with comfortable seating for everyone. You might also want to consider including a table or nearby storage so that you’ll have the tools you need to roast marshmallows over the fire and assemble some delicious s’mores when you’re in need of a fireside snack. Plus – having a nice open backyard gives you the opportunity to lay back and stargaze in the nighttime!
Make Room for Cookouts
Sharing an outdoor meal with the family is a perfect tradition – after all, the summertime cookout is a favorite for a reason! Make it a family-time staple by setting up a high-quality grill space outside along with a weather-resistant outdoor dining table and chairs. If you’re passionate about indoor-outdoor eating, you can even opt for a fuller outdoor kitchen setup (such as including a sink, mini-fridge, and more countertop space) that allows you to bring meal prep outside without all the hassle. Follow up family dinner with an outdoor movie night – you can create an outdoor theatre with a projector-and-screen setup – or utilize an open wall space. You’ll love getting the opportunity to share your favorite films with your family while relaxing under the stars!
Work With a Trusted Builder
Is now the time to finally get started on constructing your family’s perfect space? You’ll need expert help as you move along this process – and Vanacore Homes is here to help make the process a breeze so you can get back to spending time with the people that matter most. Contact us today with any questions so that you can get started constructing your perfect family home.