Photo by Thomas J. Story
Who says your kid-friendly space can’t also be adult-friendly? This yard is a modern den where areas to dine, entertain, and play co-habitate.
Nothing beats a backyard playhouse. But one that’s kid-sized and design-centric too? That’s our favorite.
Courtesy of Yellow Leaf Hammocks
On this stylish patio, the kiddos have their own seating area, which also happens to provide a pop of color and high style for a look your neighbors will envy.
- Acapulco Kids Bench,, $299
Kid-sized furnishings don’t have to be eyesores. Many of our favorite furniture brands offer kid-sized style, too.
Thomas J. Story
Outdoor Family Room
In this hardscaped backyard space, a low table and mismatched chairs provide a casual lounging space for the whole family.
S'mores at Home
The kids want to go camping. You want to stay home. Pro tip: You can do both!
Tipi for All Ages
Consider a full-size tipi for the backyard. Your kids will love it as a hangout fort. You’ll love it as a guest room.
Decades of garden stories have shown that kids are more likely to love their veggies if they’ve helped grow them.
Not enough space for a veggie garden at home? Or looking for a way to bring the neighborhood together? Consider joining or starting a community garden for an activity your whole family will love.