When we were looking for a new house a few years ago, there was one thing my husband and I both absolutely had to have – a nice back yard. We wanted to be able to relax on a back porch or patio and enjoy the view. So when we found a lot with a protected wood area behind it, we knew we’d found the perfect spot for our new home.
We ended up building both a screened-in porch and a open deck off the back of the house and it’s one of our favorite areas of the entire house. In the spring and fall we love to cook out on the grill and enjoy dinner outside. During the crazy heat of summer, we’ll play games and hang out on the shaded screened porch and enjoy a cool breeze from the ceiling fan.
One of our very favorite activities that we enjoy on the back deck is movie night. My husband drags an old screen outside to put at one end of the deck and uses a projector to show movies on the huge screen. The kids love to bring out their soft little chairs and set up spots where we can all sit. In the summer we add a couple of fans, in the winter we add blankets and we always make sure we have yummy snacks to munch on.
We have a lot of really great times on the back deck. Quality times as family that will be wonderful childhood memories for our kids for many, many years to come!
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