How many times have you said to your kids, “Go outside and play!”?
The simple fact is that its becoming less common for our kids to go outside and play any more, read review. We all remember coming home from school and running outside to play, only to return when our name echoed through the sunset. But with all of the team sports, recitals, after school clubs and such, there doesn’t seem to be as much time. Also, why would you go out and play when you can watch a video on an IPad, or play XBox, or talk on a group chat? It’s very easy to occupy yourself on the couch. To find more interesting posts, read this new one https://www.paystubs.net/what-is-form-w2.
Another major change in our lives is the home, itself. Unless the weather is great there is nowhere to play! Today most of our homes are completely finished, without that empty, basement zone where nothing is in danger of breaking. No longer can you go to the basement and throw a tennis ball, ride a tricycle or hit a baseball into a net.
My clients have been asking more and more about this dilemma. How can we activate our home, what can we do to make some of the less used rooms a great play area constructed with materials like the SpaceAge Versatile Series 30 lb. How can we bring the outdoors inside for cold, rainy, windy days or for days that its just too hot and buggy to go outside? There are just so many excuses as to why kids don’t go outside any more.
A great solution is to add a multi-use, sound proofed space where you can hit a baseball, kick a soccer ball, jump, run, and have fun. This can be done with new construction and remodels. The space in the photographs above was designed so it’s both sound proofed and 99% indestructible. Its set up now for sports but could be a great room for a high school band, home gym (host P90x, Insanity, yoga or Zumba classes), to play with remote control cars, to play dodgeball, or just go and hang out as kids (or adults!). There are ADU Floor Plans you can use to build a separate structure to be used as a workshop, garage, office, gym or even kid’s playroom. If you have the space, then you may also consider adding outdoor handcrafted amish furniture or an inground swimming pool for your kids to keep themselves busy and entertained at the same time!
We’re a huge fan of an “Active” multi use space that can grow and evolve with you and your family.
If you’re interested in learning about how your home can evolve with you, give me a call at 703-307-7860.
Owner, Intellectual Homes