Fun home features that will bring your family closer together
Home is where the heart is and this is especially true if you have a large family. The hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves its mark on you: you grow used to the pitter-patter of tiny and not so tiny feet at all times of the day and night. But many of us will find that at some point our kids will turn into stroppy teens, spending most of their waking hours cooped up in their bedrooms. But not to worry. There are a few effective ways to coax them out into the wider realms of your family home, especially during the summer months when the weather is hot and the sun’s rays are beating down. Here a few ideas to get your imagination going.
The way to most of our hearts is through our stomachs. So ditch the disposable BBQs responsible for so many charcoal textured hot dogs or burgers and invest in a family size gas BBQ. This will sit in your garden and can be opened up whenever the sun is out. After all, who wants to sweat over a hot stove in the kitchen when everyone is out back in the garden? Look for one that has enough grill space to accommodate enough food for the entire family and pick up the necessary accessories: apron, prongs, and spatulas. The smell of summer perfect food will bring everyone together into the garden.
Hot tubs are a massive novelty and a source of fun for everyone. If you want some quality time with your partner, what could be better than slipping into a warm tub with high pressure, massaging bubbles and a glass of fizz in your hand? If you want a more exuberant time with the little ones, invite them in and splash around together. Quality Hot Tubs are a big investment, so make sure that you purchase from trusted sources and contact reliable workmen to install it. Make sure that any children are supervised at all times when in the tub.
Paddling pools are a garden essential for toddlers and little ones. The heat can become overwhelming when they’re out in the garden and a dip in a cold pool could be exactly what they need to cool off. Have waterproof toys at hand for some aquatic-themed games and never allow them to play alone in the water. If your kids are older, there are larger pools available. These may take some time to fill up initially, but it’s worth the time and effort. These pools are often large enough to swim in and accommodate you and your kids all at once.
There’s something especially fun about watching a film through a projector. It’s just that little bit more exciting than watching it on the TV. So recreate the cinema experience in your home by bringing everyone together for a movie night. Project a family favorite on a white wall or roll down screen. Have popcorn at the ready and blankets for everyone to wrap up all cozy in.