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Features that Will Boost Family Time in the Garden

Spending time together with your loved ones is important in nurturing healthy relationships. Unfortunately, most families today exist around each other without spending any quality time together. This can be due to busy schedules with everyday lives and careers, or a bunch of other reasons. You may not have the time or money to plan for a holiday trip, but that is okay, as you can use the garden to enjoy each other’s company and form stronger bonds.

Make an Al Fresco Dining Space

Eating together after a long day is one of the best ways to bond with your loved ones. An al fresco dining area does not have to be complicated or break the bank. You can simply build decking or patio and add some lighting to create a space where you can enjoy food as a family. You can also create an outdoor dining area by putting a good quality dining table on a flat surface on your lawn. Just ensure it’s close to the kitchen to avoid long walks to the kitchen.

Consider an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are especially popular nowadays in the kitchen. Common in warm countries, an outdoor kitchen allows you to cook al fresco and thus, be social with your loved ones and friends, instead of cutting off in the kitchen. It is also excellent for preparing food without heating the indoors during the hot months.

Top-of-the-line outdoor kitchens also boast a sink and running water, along with a BBA and Pizza oven combination. If you have the right budget, these features are not hard to incorporate to create an excellent space for cooking and socializing.

Add a Hot Tub or Pool

Semi-permanent family pools have also seen a surge in popularity in the past several years. If you are looking to enjoy the outdoors more and the company of your loved ones, then it goes without saying that getting one is a great idea.

You will come across temporary structures like inflated pools that are both deep and robust. You’ll also find semi-permanent ones that feature a hard outer casing, often a wooden frame that stays in its original place long after you’ve removed the inner structure for winter.

A hot tub is another great addition to the garden that allows for a family activity, particularly during the colder months. When adding these features, however, ensure they are safe to use and the kids are supervised at all times.

It is also worth mentioning that one reason for you not wanting to spend time in your garden is because you need a gardener to come round and sort it out. If that is the case then get in contact with Pristine Garden.

Make a Play Area

Other than cooking and eating together, playing is another great way to enjoy each other’s company. The garden provides a perfect play space, especially for children.

The good thing is that there are numerous ways of making age-appropriate play areas outdoors. For example:

  • You can sit back and relax on a comfy wooden bench, while the young ones play in the sand pit, or ball pit or enjoy making art with washable paints that will not bother the surrounding plants.
  • You can also opt for a den or tree house. A tree house is one of the most adventurous dreams for most children, but if you do not have trees on your loan, you can opt for a small shed or summer house.
  • You can also get a swing set for the smaller kids. However, if you wish to join in on the fun, you will come across sets that are sturdy enough for adults