Having a large yard offers plenty of opportunities to extend your home, although they may not be immediately obvious. Deciding exactly what you want to do with all of your extra space can take some time, especially if you’ve never had this much space to play around with previously. Never fear – here are five ideas to fill up your extra yard space while still holding onto the homely, manicured appearance all gardeners love.
Getting the motivation to get in your car and drive to the gym is definitely a difficult feat. Rid yourself of this commute by building your own right in your backyard. There are a range of DIY hut kits that create amazing covered spaces, with options to suit all yard sizes. Fill it with dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands, a pull-up bar, cable machines, a bench – whatever your preferred mode of exercise, having access 24/7 to it is guaranteed to make you more motivated.
Outdoor dining area
There’s nothing better than dining under the sun, soaking up the great weather while tucking into your favorite dish. Making an outdoor dining area is easy; add a comfortable seating area, a large umbrella to cast some shade and a fire pit for those evenings where you could use some heat – perfect for cooking smores for dessert! Add some plants and some outdoor lighting for a great al fresco dining experience.
There’s no doubt that diving into a pool is one of the best summer activities, especially when the sun is beating down. Take advantage of your large yard space by getting a pool installed by a professional. You can choose different sizes and features to suit all budgets, although it may take some time to install so try to plan in advance. You don’t want to miss out on the summer fun, after all!
Whether you’re working from home or need somewhere quiet to study, an office space in the garden is ideal if you need a space with limited distractions. The aforementioned DIY hut kits and sheds are both affordable options that are easy to transform into peaceful office spaces, although you will need to install a power source. Make sure to decorate it with greenery, as plants have been proven to boost productivity, as well as purifying the air and offering a host of health benefits.
Outdoor sports area
Not a fan of the gym, but like the idea of having the ability to exercise straight from your home? Make a designated outdoor sports area including the likes of basketball hoops, table tennis, football goals and obstacle courses. It also gives you the opportunity to bond with family and friends too, all while staying active from the comfort of your home.
Before jumping into your next big project, think about which of the above would be most beneficial for your household’s needs. You want to make the most out of your space rather than just choosing the easiest options, or you may end up regretting it in the future.