Outdoor Improvements for Spring: 7 Fun Ideas

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:45PM

Outdoor Improvements for Spring: 7 Fun Ideas

Are you looking to spruce up your outdoor space in time for spring? Whether you’re searching for better ways to entertain, or simply want to make your pool and backyard more kid-friendly, we’ve got you covered with seven fun ideas.

Create an outdoor play area

An easy way to instantly improve your outdoor space is to create a do-it-yourself play area… and this doesn’t have to be a hard task! Many projects, such as homemade teepees, a simple sandbox, or backyard versions of your favorite board games can be completed easily in one afternoon—and will provide your family with hours and hours of fun and laughs.

Add a slide to your pool

If you have a backyard pool, you’re already halfway there for this fun idea! Add a slide to your pool to give kids and guests something extra to enjoy on warm spring and summer days.

Hang up an old fashioned tree swing

If you had a tree swing growing up, you know how effortlessly they can transform a simple spring afternoon into a truly fun and carefree experience. You can use rope and a wooden or tire seat, or opt to simply pick up a swing from the store. No matter how you go about doing it, adding a tree swing to your home’s exterior is an easy and effective way to improve your space.

Renovate your outdoor entertaining space

If your outdoor kitchen has seen better days, take some time to improve it this spring. Clean out appliances, restock your cupboards and switch out your current furniture for newer, more comfortable options if need be. If you want your home to be “the” spot for fun and entertainment this spring, a simple touchup here and there can help you achieve that.

Set up an outdoor home theater

Family movie nights are classically enjoyable—but why not mix them up by bringing the movie, popcorn and snacks outside? All you’ll need is an outdoor projector screen and a few of your comfiest seating options to set up a truly immersive outdoor movie viewing experience everyone can enjoy. Watch from the patio, lawn or pool—it’s up to you!

Create your own “secret garden”

A “secret garden,” or a special outdoor spot reserved for greenery, flowers and relaxation is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a good book or—for young kids—create a secret hideout. Creating such a garden escape can be easy… simply focus on surrounding your space bushes, flowers and other plants you love. Add a bench or comfy seat to make it an instant “go-to” spot.

Deck out your deck (or patio)

To add some inspiration and creativity to your outdoor space, why not switch up the look of your deck or patio? Use twinkling string lights to create a whimsical atmosphere perfect for fun and entertaining, and add potted plants to your space to give it some character. You already have the space… now you just need to make it a place you and your guests want to keep coming back to.

Warm weather and time off school calls for an outdoor space that’s fun for the whole family, and we hope that today’s ideas help you accomplish just that.


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