If you are a grandparent, then you know the joys of having your grandkids come by and spend a few days with grandma and grandpa. There are ways to modify your outdoor living space in order to make it more kid friendly, so that you and mom won’t have to worry if little Johnny is safe and sound while playing outside.
While building fences and gates are not always practical or desirable, a tree line will do a lot to help grandkids remember the limits of their imagination. Tree lines are just a row of plantings that act as a visual barrier and provide some measure of protection form people coming in or out.
If you enjoy spending timeout door with your grandkids, then consider designing a new patio that has a build in game. Paving the ground with different colored stones is a fun way to play a form of ‘Twister’, or hop-scotch while still maintaining your aesthetic décor.
Out door kitchens and fireplaces are another great way to make the most of your visits, and with these items, you will be able to enjoy their use whether the kids are there or not.
There is no need to move to a better location when you can design your outdoor spaces to be practical and functional at the same time. These kinds of investments, while fairly substantial, will also raise the value of your home, and give you years of pleasure in between now and the time you decide to sell; if that day ever comes.
Preparing a place for grandkids, as well as your own kids, can provide some of the happiest times in your life, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Using the experience and expertise of professionals like those found at Minneapolis’ Architectural Landscape Design will help give you some ideas about how you can improve your family gatherings and create memories for the next generation. Give us a call to learn more about we help get these things done for you. 952-292-7717