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Celebrating National Family Day

Published Date: Sep 17, 2019

Who isn’t always interested in any excuse they can find to spend quality time with the ones they love most? Lucky for all of us, National Family Day coming up on September 26! This new age holiday provides the perfect reason to celebrate with your family, whether that means parents, kids, aunts, cousins, or anyone else you consider part of your tribe.

Having everyone over and in the house can seem a bit daunting, which is why your outdoor living space can be the ideal venue for your family gathering. With the right outdoor elements, family time can extend far beyond just this one holiday.

Outdoor Kitchens

A custom kitchen offers the option for cooking and socializing outside, so you don’t have to worry about all that indoor clean up after all the fun is over. You can utilize a custom built brick oven to let the whole crowd top and grill their own pizzas, or an over-sized grill to cook up hot-dogs and hamburgers for all!

Your mini-fridge can hold plenty of drinks for the children while a kegerator can keep alcoholic beverages on hand for the adults. And with the inclusion of bar space around the kitchen island, you can stay connected with your family throughout the entire gathering.

Energy Efficient Outdoor Lighting

If you want to keep the fun and games going after the sun starts to set, consider having proper outdoor lighting installed. Ambient lighting near entertaining areas will keep family chatting and laughing well into the night.

For the kids who want to play and run in the yard, make sure you have a lit-up lawn to help avoid tumbles or spills. A patio with plenty of light will keep everyone in the same space to share stories or play a game after the eating is done. The fun doesn’t have to end just because it’s getting dark outside.

exterior lighting

Fire Pits

Some people live in areas where it can cool quite a bit in the evening, but a fire pit can help keep everyone nice and warm. The great thing is that all System Pavers’ fire pits can be customized. Smaller families can choose a fire pit size that accommodates four to five people while larger families can opt for something more extravagant for up to 12 people. If you have a huge family and want everyone to be together, an L-shaped fire pit is an exceptional choice. It can accommodate plenty of people who want to sit next to each other while warming up.

family making s'mores at a fire pit

Artificial Turf

For those who are regularly hosting family gatherings may find that keeping the lawn in a pristine state at all times can be challenging. One of the ways to eliminate this worry is artificial turf. There’s no need to worry about watering, fertilizing, or maintaining this lawn. You can have people over every day of the week if you want and the yard will still look amazing. Not to mention a turf lawn is ideal for fun family games including giant jenga, relay races, and oversized bowling.

kids playing on turf yard, pool deck pavers, cornhole

Whether you celebrate National Family Day every year or it’s something new for your family, it can be a great opportunity for bonding. Get the whole family outside for a meal, a few drinks, and some fun time whether the sun is up or down. All it takes is a little planning to create a day everyone will remember long after it’s over.

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