No one likes to be cooped up indoors. After a long, hard day there’s nothing like taking advantage of outdoor space and kicking back in a space made just for mom. You can get creative with even a modest budget – all you need is a little imagination.
Picture a peaceful oasis where you can get away from it all, for just a few precious minutes, and recharge after a long day at work or wrangling the kids; a backyard oasis to spend some quality time with the hubby or a specific area in which the kids can create havoc without destroying the house.
Evaluate Your Assets
The first thing to do is take a look at what you have to work with. On a stroll around your yard, makes notes or sketches of what you’d like to have in your private paradise. Is there a shaded part of the backyard in which you can turn into a reading nook, or a place to grab a few minutes to yourself? If not, consider erecting an inexpensive gazebo or tent structure with a comfy hammock or chaise for your relaxation needs. Take time to decide how you could different parts of the backyard for different purposes.
Expanding Your Horizons
An outdoor space is an excellent way to expand your living space. Take advantage of the great weather and balmy nights by creating a gathering spot for the family with comfy futons or couches. Add a fire pit, and you’ll have a lovely place for the family to gather after dinner and spend some quality time.
For Adults Only
Sometime, you just need some adult time to yourself and nothing can provide relaxation like a hot tub. Imagine taking a nice long soak in a state-of-the-art hot tub after the kids go to bed, passing the time washing away all the stresses and worries of the day.
It’s easy to set this area up for just you and spouse to enjoy for some much-needed time together, too. You may not have the time or expense account for a weekend vacation, but a hot tub can provide a few moments for you to reconnect and rekindle the romantic fire that can easily get lost in the daily hustle and bustle.
Make Room for the Kids
Of course you want a private spot for yourself, and the hot tub will get a lot of use by the adults, but the ultimate outdoor space for moms will also include a place that will keep the kids busy. Set up an area for them to indulge in arts and crafts, play games and get away from in front of the television. They’ll love being able to do all the messy things, without having to worry about wrecking the carpet or knocking something over, and you’ll love not having to get after them.
It only takes a little imagination and ingenuity to turn your backyard into the ultimate outdoor space for moms. Once you’ve transformed the yard , you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.