At Hinkle Hardscapes, we believe outdoor living spaces are the perfect choice for all homeowners but we think they are an especially beneficial choice for families. With children and teenagers living in your home, adding hardscaping structures to your backyard may be one of the most valuable and useful additions you make to your home. If you are considering the addition of an outdoor retreat to your home, continue reading for five reasons all families should have an outdoor living space.
Let’s face it, children and teenagers take up a lot of space. Sometimes as our families grow, our homes can begin to feel a little cramped. Through the addition of an outdoor living space, you can easily add more space to your home while avoiding the expensive costs of a full addition. Added living space means more space to spread out and live your life at home and a quiet retreat for the parents when things are feeling crowded indoors.
There is no debate that spending time outdoors is beneficial for our physical health and emotional wellness. Research suggests that the majority of Americans have a vitamin D deficiency, a problem that can be easily solved by spending a little more time in the sun each day. Additionally, time outdoors provides an alternative to parents of young children who are finding their children are spending too much time indoors or in front of screens.
Thanks to incredible advances in technology, today’s teenagers and children are among the most connected generation in history. While this provides benefits, it can also be detrimental when use of technology becomes excessive or replaces activities like imaginative play, social time or time outdoors. With an outdoor living space, it is simpler to spend more time outdoors without leaving your home and these spaces can be a means of providing screen free entertainment for children and teens.
We could all use a little more exercise, right? People who spend more time outdoors are more likely to engage in more physical activity on a daily basis. Whether you are tending to your landscaping, spending time in your pool or simply tossing a ball with your children out back, the addition of an outdoor living space is the perfect way to increase the daily physical activity of everyone in your family.
An outdoor living space can provide a new environment for family meals, movie nights or simply hanging out over the weekend. In our busy world, it is difficult to carve out time for our families and the people we care about the most. By adding a backyard retreat to your home, you can spend more time connecting with the people that matter the most.
At Hinkle Hardscapes, we love working with families who want to bring more joy into their family time with an outdoor living space. To learn more about designing the perfect hardscaping structure for your lifestyle, click here or call 816-741-2035 to schedule a design consultation with the team at Hinkle Hardscapes.