The excitement of moving into your new dream home doesn’t stop with the home itself; a yard and backyard offer numerous opportunities for improving a home’s value, entertainment options, and aesthetic appeal. If you are the proud new owner of a new home by Hayden Homes, here are some great backyard add-on ideas–
Do you love camping with the family, all sitting around the fire pit telling stories, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying the heat offered on a chilly night outdoors? If so, you don’t have to escape to the mountains for the experience – you can add a fire pit right to your own backyard! A fire pit is not only a great way to encourage people to gather around and
connect, but also acts as a unique decorative piece, and allows you to enjoy the outdoors regardless of the season!
For all of your garden tools and outdoor entertainment needs, investing in a storage shed is recommended. A storage shed can be used to store your wheelbarrow, shovels, garden furniture, lawnmower, and more, and is a convenient way to ensure that everything is kept in tip-top condition and protected from the elements like UV rays, rain and snow.
If you have planted grass or plants in your backyard– as have most Hayden Homes’ homeowners –installing a sprinkler system is one of the most effective ways to ensure that things stay green year- round. One piece of advice: if you aren’t experienced and knowledgeable in sprinkler installation yourself, contact a professional. Trying to install a sprinkler system is a skill-intensive task, and one that should be left to the experts especially if you have below average water pressure and want to be certain you have sufficient water coverage.
Is there anything better than vegetables from your own garden? Whether you love to cook, or just want to improve your health or your carbon footprint, creating a garden in your own backyard is a smart choice. Not only is a garden great for providing yummy veggies that are good for you, but gardening can be a fun family project that gets even the youngest of children involved. A garden is also useful and pretty to look at, adding beauty to your yard that you can be proud of. In addition, learning to grow and store crops is an important survival skill your family should know.
Deck or Patio
One of the best ways to add value to your home is to build a deck or patio in your backyard. However, more than just adding value (which may help you sell your home in the future), a deck or patio provides you with instant gratification, allowing you to take advantage of the outdoors in a manner that is comfortable. Whether you use your patio for entertaining, for family barbeques, or just for soaking up a few rays of sunshine while you read the paper, few things beat the ability to sit outdoors in comfort and style.
A Child’s Playset or Playhouse
If you have little ones, adding a playset or playhouse to the backyard may provide hours of entertainment, exploration, and adventure. Have you been looking for a fun, do-it-yourself project? Constructing your own playhouse can give you and the kids something to do together, may be a less expensive option than buying a pre-constructed version, and can be a very rewarding project to complete.
What’s more romantic than a gazebo? More than beautiful and unique alone, though, gazebos provide shelter from bad weather, can double as a play area for little ones, act as the perfect setting for any events you may host over the years, can increase your property value, and add a little backyard privacy.
A backyard sanctuary is essentially a part of the backyard that can be used for peace and quiet, meditation or relaxation. This could be a meditation or Zen garden, or something with a water feature, such as a bubbling fountain or brook, or a built-in pond. Like many other backyard add-ons, backyard sanctuaries can improve a home’s value and a yard’s aesthetic appeal, but also provide you with a quiet place of your own to gather your thoughts.
An Outdoor Kitchen
If you love to entertain, and if you love–or would love–to entertain outside, a full outdoor kitchen is a must. An outdoor kitchen is an ideal addition for those who really want to add some oomph to the backyard, and should include a full outdoor sink, grill, and bar.
Turn Your Backyard Dreams Into Reality
Backyard add-ons are a great way to improve your family’s comfort, and even potentially increase your home’s worth. For more backyard add-on ideas, or to find the perfect new home for you in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, contact Hayden Homes today.
About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes provides high-quality, value-driven homes throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home in Boise, Idaho.