Home is a comforting place to be but have your children ever complained of being bored or not having anything to do? Maybe you have found yourself uttering those sentiments too. You may be wondering what you can do to create a bit of excitement at home. Have you considered turning that spare room into a man cave/game room? Or have you thought about enhancing the backyard with a pool, patio furniture, hot tub, and grill? There are plenty of possibilities, but you have to know the options. With that in mind, here is how to create the ultimate family fun zone at home.
Build a Man Cave
While the common term is “man cave,” it doesn’t have to be an area just for men. The whole family can hang out and enjoy the “man cave”. Maybe you already have a room in mind that you could convert into the “man cave” or gameroom. When planning for the ultimate man cave, take measurements so you know exactly what will fit in your space. Then you can really begin the planning. What will your man cave include — a billiard table, a game table, air hockey, foosball, bumper pool, table tennis? There are so many options. Gameroom furniture and a large screen TV are great compliments to the entertainment area. Add some gameroom accessories for enhanced enjoyment — card games and a dartboard will bring hours of enjoyment for the whole family.
Of course, not every aspect of the new gameroom has to be known to the whole family. Maybe plan the basics and then surprise the family with a billiard table. Of course, surprising someone with something that large can be a bit tricky, but it can be done. Decide where you will put it so that you can measure to make sure you will have cue clearance on all sides. Then, pick out the table. After you have made your selection, you will have to figure out how to get the recipients out of the house for a while on delivery and set-up day. If you have chosen a room that is not used all that much, keep the door locked until you are ready to reveal the gift. Or, plan a big reveal party.
Break Ground on a Pool
Are you ready to make that dream of a pool a reality? There is definitely a lot to plan and consider before installing a pool. But, the years of fun and excitement a pool brings make it totally worth the effort.
Start by considering the ways that you intend to use your pool — entertainment, exercise, or relaxing downtime. Take some measurements. Consider what would be the perfect spot with the perfect view. Next, think about what type of pool you’re interested in — inground or above-ground? Then, consider what you’d like to add to your yard to enhance your pool — patio furniture, grill, hot tub? You ARE creating the ultimate family fun zone, after all.
You also might want to invest in a pool heater to get the maximum use out of your pool. In Indiana, there will come a point that you will have to close your pool due to dropping temperatures, but a pool heater can make that pool season last longer than normal.
If you have questions along the way, get in touch with us.
Bring in a Hot Tub
A hot tub will bring enjoyment to the whole family. A hot tub creates a warm gathering place to discuss the happenings of the day. It also provides a comforting refuge as you work out those sore muscles and let the day’s stress melt away. Leave all your gadgets and cares of the day behind. Moments spent with family may be few and far between. Having a hot tub allows you to enjoy time spent with family to the fullest.
The hot tub can be enjoyed at any time of year. You might assume that a hot tub would not be very enjoyable in the summer months. But, you can enjoy a hot tub in the summer as well. In the warmer months, get out and enjoy your hot tub in the early morning before it gets hot outside. Alternatively, if you prefer to enjoy the hot tub in the middle of the day, you can always turn the temperature down a few degrees and relax in the cooler water. The whole family can also enjoy the hot tub in the evening, either watching the sun go down or gazing up at the stars. Remember to always practice good hydration when enjoying the hot tub, especially on hot days.
In addition to family enjoyment, the hot tub also benefits your health. A hot tub can boost your metabolism, improve your sleep habits, and so much more. Spending a little time in the hot tub each day will help you feel better both mentally and physically.
An OASIS® Covana cover is another great addition to your hot tub. It not only acts as a cover when the hot tub is not in use but also as a gazebo-type covering when the hot tub is in use. It provides its own shade, making it a perfect addition to the ultimate family fun zone.
Break Out the Grill
What’s an ultimate family fun zone without some amazing food? And we all know that everything tastes better on the grill. You can do so much with a grill, from smoking a turkey to grilling fruit, cheese, flatbread, shellfish … the list is practically endless. The grill is a great source of family enjoyment. At Tredway Pools we have an unbeatable selection of Saber® Grills and Primo® Grills and Smokers to choose from. Pull up your patio furniture to enjoy the aroma wafting from the grill. Someone has to be close by to be the taste tester.
Once you have your ultimate grill set up in the fun zone, have a family grilling contest. Each person can use their own recipe and ideas to come up with their very own masterpiece. Save some of each person’s creation for the judge to sample. Surely one family member can be an impartial judge.
Now that you have a good idea of how to create the ultimate family fun zone at home, come by Tredway Pools Plus to talk about the items you need to make your vision a reality. Or, give us a call at 260-489-5596. Tredway Pools Plus has been serving the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area for over forty years. We are always happy to help with any questions you might have.