Whether it’s a Friday night football game celebration, cookouts with friends, sporting event or competition, or just a personal sanctuary to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, our backyards are an extension of ourselves and the lives we live in a family-friendly community. The year 2017 is almost up, and like our front yards, the backyards have been undoubtedly well taken care of and properly used to our benefits and satisfaction.
The different characters of individuals and the diversity in our needs and wants, though, has ensured that backyards have not been used in the same ways or style. Some families have prioritized sports over dinners, while others have made sure their backyards are just for relaxation. Be that as it may, we would be looking at the Top 360 Sports family choices for their backyards in 2017.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed, so it is no surprise that a lot of homes and families had a court in their backyard. While not renowned as an aerobic sport, it is still a great workout that can help you burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline and build up muscle. And most importantly, family can enjoy it together. Having a backyard basketball court can be a lot of fun and it also increase the value of your home.
The tennis court is has become a fixture in the backyard of families in the year 2017. This is due to the numerous benefits such as the fact it improves cognitive skills, boosts mood, is good for the heart, helps weight loss, and is not seasonal and can be played whenever. Tennis is also a great way for families to enjoy quality time together and in 2017, a good number of houses and homes had one court in them.
An ice rink (or ice skating rink) is a frozen body of water and/or hardened chemicals where people can ice skate or play winter sports. Besides recreational ice skating, some of its uses include ice hockey, bandy, rink bandy, ringette, broomball, speed skating, figure skating, ice stock sport and curling as well as exhibitions, contests and ice shows. In 2017, families have tried to create an ice rink no matter how small in their backyards.
Other of our 360 Sports Top backyard choices in 2017 include:
-FIREPLACES AND FIRE PITS
-BUILT-IN SEATING AND DINING AREAS
Summer is coming and backyards should be renovated to enjoy it to the maximum. The planning stage of your backyard renovation with 360 Sports is extremely important. It sets the foundation for the work that’s to follow. Without a proper plan in place and the details hammered out, a complete backyard renovation is more than likely to hit a few bumps in the road. Everything from your budget to the best time of year to renovate needs to be taken into consideration for your backyard overhaul to be a success.
When planning a backyard renovation with 360 Sports you should do the following:
- Create Your Budget:
You should know how much money you are willing to spend on your backyard renovation. If you’re worried you won’t be able to afford the renovation you’ve been dreaming about, put it off until you’re sure you can afford what you want. Settling for a renovation you are not going to be 100% happy with will end up costing when you have to renovate again. Once you’ve established a limit as to how much you’d like to spend, start planning!
After being sure of your budget, the next step is to do research. Dig around the internet for ideas and helpful tips. The internet is worldwide of course. Zero in on renovations that are appropriate for our climate. Have there been any recent backyard renovations in your neighborhood? In the case of the latter, you can even ask if you can come over and see the new renovation for yourself.
- Consider your lifestyle:
Before you start the renovation proper, you should think about the kind of lifestyle you have at your home. Look at your front and back yard and think about what you and your family typically enjoy doing in those spaces. Do you like to throw summer parties in the backyard? Consider things like where your barbeque is located, or where you usually entertain your guests, and how many people you want to host. Combinations of turf, plantings and patio areas all go into the planning. Do your kids like to play in the back yard? Plan a garden that’s not going to get in their way.
Follow this advice and you’ll feel a lot less intimidated when it comes time to plan your next backyard renovation. And remember, if you are ever unsure of anything, contacting a professional at 360 Sports is always your best lifeline. Meanwhile, below is a list of 10 amazing things you can do in your backyard when summer comes rolling:
- Make an inflatable pool fountain.
- Create a giant bubble with plastic sheeting and a fan.
- A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.
- Make an epic pillow quilt for backyard slumber parties/movie night.
- Host a picnic with vintage rugs.
- Create a garden teepee.
- Create your own mini golf course.
- For your summer BBQ: Make a game of beer pong battleship created out of styrofoam.
- Don’t have a pool? Make a water blob!
- Turn your shed into a livable space.