When people are stuck inside their tiny city apartment or relocating to a new home, they dream of having a backyard. Having a backyard is good because you have space for so many activities. On the other hand, other features in a home could be more important to you. But what are the real advantages to having a backyard in your home? And are you really someone who needs one? We will go over all the benefits here!
You can have pets
If you’re an animal lover, you will feel much happier if your pets have an area to run around in. Additionally, if you leave the house for work or social events you won’t have to worry about coming home in time to walk them. Especially for pets like dogs who need a lot of physical activity and attention each day– a backyard is the perfect answer. They might even prevent more arguments on who has to walk them!
You have a family
If you have children or you’re planning on having a family in the future, a backyard is something to consider. Physical activity is also essential for a growing child. According to research, children need enough time outdoors to facilitate taking risks and improve their health. If your kids play sports, this may be an even bigger reason to invest in a house with some outdoor space. With enough room in the backyard, you could buy a pool, playground, or trampoline. Not only will this give children a place to stay active, but it also gives parents time to relax.
You love to garden
With enough space and sunlight, you can start are very beautiful garden. Outdoor space gives you the option to care for many plants you would not have been able to indoors. Flowers, trees, or grass are all exceptional options for a backyard.
If you enjoy organic fruits and vegetables you can start planting them yourself. This may take a little bit of work, but with the correct care, you could satisfy all your fruit and veggie needs in your own backyard. Both sustainable and healthier, eating from your own garden is magical!
You enjoy entertaining
If you’re a social butterfly then a backyard area for entertainment meant is perfect for you! If you have a budget, you can also invest in outdoor cabinets, a grill, and countertops. This is not always necessary, as a nice table and chairs do the trick. During the summer months, your outdoor space is perfect for margaritas with the girls!
You have more space and privacy
With a backyard, you have more space between you and your neighbors. Your home will feel more enclosed and protected. Already lived through your fair share of loud noise through the walls and annoying neighbors? We suggest thinking about a backyard.
When it comes to selling the property, having a backyard will increase the value of your house. Landscaping improvements have an average return of 109 percent for every dollar spent. Potential homebuyers are always drawn to well-landscaped properties.
If you’re like me and live for your warm cup of coffee in the morning, then an outdoor space might be for you! What better way to start your morning than to sip that cup while the sun is peaking over the hill. This also gives you a chance to catch a breath of fresh air before a busy day at work.
It can improve your physical and mental health
Getting your hands dirty and walking barefoot is good for you! According to science, there is a stress-relieving microbe that lives in the soil– which helps to regulate the immune system and improve your mental health.
Not only that but walking barefoot allows you to absorb negative electrons from the earth which in turn helps humans stabilize daily cortisol rhythm. Unfortunately, in the modern-day world, we don’t get enough connection to the earth. This concept of ‘grounding’ is healthy for you and can be experienced in your very own backyard.
Finally, the storage space for tools or other items that don’t belong in your home is ideal. Most modern Americans stuff everything they have in their garage– but with a backyard, you don’t have to do so!