Building a Beautiful, Kid-Friendly Backyard

Looking for creative ways to make the backyard a place your kids will love to spend time? There are many ideas for sprucing up your outdoor space to keep them active and entertained year round. The challenge in designing a kid-friendly #backyard is making it enjoyable for the adults too! Click To Tweet

Designing a Kid-Friendly Backyard

When you’re designing a backyard that both you and your kids will love, versatility is key. It has to be aesthetically pleasing but functional. Consulting a professional outdoor design company can prove very helpful when finding a design you’ll love.

Natural Supervision

A key factor when considering a kid-friendly backyard is supervision. You’ll want a place that you can easily watch little ones in the pool, or around it. A covered patio or pavilion provides shade in just steps of your pool, so you can supervise in comfort.


Lighting is important, especially in the summer when kids want to be outside later in the day. Task and path lighting, as well as general lighting, are important in ensuring kids can make their way safely around the yard.

Provide Shade

Shade is crucial for kids on hot summer days, especially if you don’t want the coming inside every time they need to cool off or rest. A pergola can provide shade and protection from the hot sun. 

Kid-Friendly Pool

Make your pool kid-friendly by adding bubblers, a shallow wading area or go big with a lazy river! Making your pool more attractive to kids makes them less likely to utter the dreaded, “I’m bored!”

Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen provides kids with easy access to food, snacks, and cold drinks. No need to go in and out of the house when everything they need is in one place! An outdoor kitchen is also a great place for crafts, like homemade play dough or finger painting.

Form and Function

With the right designer on your side, you can transform your backyard into a family friendly paradise, with something for everyone. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty to create a space your kids will love.

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