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How A Backyard Sports Court Will Increase your Property Value

There are many remodeling and renovation projects that homeowners often do to increase the value of their homes, whether this is a new bathroom or a new addition to a house. While these are excellent ways to improve property value, other ways can hold more benefits in the long run. Installing a backyard sports court such as a basketball courttennis court, or multi-sports court will be an addition that you and your family can use for years while it also dramatically increases the value of your home.

Overall Good Investment

A backyard sports court is a luxurious home investment that will continue to rise in profit. Studies show that having a sports court will initially increase a property’s value anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 and that will just increase over the lifetime of the home. Having a court in your backyard will provide not only a good real estate investment, but also provides a health and wellness initiative for you and your family. Additionally, your family will be able to exercise in the privacy of your own home versus using public courts and other public options.

Low Maintenance:

Another project that many homeowners do to increase their property value is to install a pool. Although pools can be a fun way to spend time with friends and family, they are very hard to keep clean and work properly. Pools require a lot of attention and money to keep them spotless and looking nice. Not to mention, in the winter months, they are not useable. A sports court will also bring the same amount of fun that families can enjoy past the summer months. Sports courts are also very low maintenance and durable throughout the harsh winter. The court material is antimicrobial, making them resilient to mold or dirt build-up.

Landscaping:

Landscaping a yard needs to be kept up regularly to keep a property looking in good shape. However, landscaping can be very time-consuming and extremely expensive. Having a backyard sports court such as a basketball or tennis court can remove some of that landscaping hassle. Our SportScapes experts will work with you to map out the perfect spot in your yard to install your custom court. Additionally, these courts can also be customized and designed the way you want so they will match your yard even better! Stop worrying about spending money on landscape maintenance and install a multi-purpose sports court that will bring long-lasting value and fun to your property and family.

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Increase your property value as well as your overall health by having a backyard basketball, tennis, or multi-sports court. Contact one of our SportScapes experts today to have a high-quality and durable court in your own backyard!

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How a Backyard Basketball Court Can Improve Health and Wellness Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot of important things. It caused people to start being more conscious of their health and wellness, both physically and mentally. It also taught us to spend time with our loved ones and to appreciate social interactions. An excellent way to achieve all these important things is by installing a basketball, tennis, or any other sports court right at home. Having a sports court installed at home will positively impact physical and mental health and allow for those social interactions. Learn about all the ways that an outdoor basketball court can help improve your health and wellness post-pandemic.

Physical Health

Basketball is a very intense game that requires a lot of focus, strength, and stamina. Having a basketball court right at home can help build lower and upper body strength over time while perfecting hand-eye coordination. Being active will also improve overall health, from improving respiratory to cardiovascular functions.

Mental Health

In addition to physical health benefits, being active also has a significant influence on mental health. Participation in physical activities such as basketball causes a release of a hormone called endorphins. Endorphins boost self-esteem, happiness and reduce stress. It is also shown that endorphins can help depression and anxiety. Take advantage of a backyard basketball court to improve your physical and mental health after the hardships of this pandemic.

Social Interactions

Being restricted with social interactions was very hard on everyone’s social life, especially children who need social interactions to achieve normal growth development and communication skills. With schools being shut down, remote learning, and social distancing, children could not have these regular social interactions with other children. Now that summer is here, and most people are vaccinated, it is more important than ever to increase those social interactions for your kids. Having a basketball court installed in your backyard is a fun and safe way for kids to play their favorite games, hang out with friends and make new ones. Sports courts can also double as tennis courts that will just increase the fun for your children!

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of stress and hardships to families across the world. Restore some of those hardships by having fun and spending time with family and friends. If you are interested in installing a sports court at home, contact 360 SportScapes and start focusing on your health and wellness!

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Asphalt vs. Synthetic Basketball Courts

With summer being finally here, people are now able to have fun with their favorite hobbies outside again. Before grabbing your friends and a basketball, it is important to know what the pros and cons are of playing on different court materials. Certain materials can affect players’ health, physical ability and just the fun of the game!

Synthetic:

There are many pros that come with synthetic basketball courts. One of the biggest pros is they are softer and less damaging on the body when players fall. Because they are a softer material than concrete or asphalt, they act as a shock absorber which is crucial for long term knee and joint health. In addition to those benefits, synthetic courts do not attract the heat that asphalt does. Because asphalt is so dark it heats up very quickly in the summer months which can make playing very difficult and uncomfortable which is not something you have to worry about with synthetic courts. With synthetic courts, you also have the freedom to customize the color and size to build your dream basketball court.

Asphalt:

Asphalt basketball courts are very common to see in parks and outdoor community centers. Although asphalt courts are very prominent, they can cause a lot of wear and tear on players’ bodies. Basketball is a very high impact sport which causes a lot of falling throughout the game. Because asphalt is such a hard material, players can often injure themselves while falling. In addition, long-term playing on a hard material like asphalt can cause a condition called “jumper’s knee”. This occurs when there is repetitive jumping which results in stress on the player’s knees causing inflammation and deterioration of the patella tendon.

However, asphalt courts are not all bad. A big pro to asphalt basketball courts is that they are a less expensive option. Another pro is that they are very easy to maintain in all weather conditions which is great with temperamental New England weather. It is very easy to plow an asphalt court and not worry that you are permanently damaging it.

Take into account these pros and cons of different material courts before you start your basketball game. If you are a business or homeowner interested in installing a basketball court, contact 360 Sportscapes today!

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Benefits to Having your own Backyard Ice Hockey Rink

New England homeowners that are not fortunate enough to live near a lake or pond have been creating and building their own backyard ice hockey rinks for years. Low winter temperatures allow New Englanders to enjoy and full winter of skating. Some homeowners take on the burden of building their own rink, but this can lead to frustration if not properly built. 360 SportScapes offers New England homeowners expert ice rink building services. We wanted to write a blog for our website visitors highlighting the benefits of having your own backyard ice hockey rink!

Personal Rink Time

If you are an avid skater or ice hockey player, you know fully that ice time can be hard to come by and expensive. Furthermore, anytime you can get on the ice, it is rare to be completely alone to train, improve skills, or enjoy skating. Homeowners with an ice rink constructed in their backyard will not have to experience these issues.

Keep your Children Close

Winter in New England is a time for children to play in the snow and continue exploring the neighborhood. With shorter days, limited daylight & icy road conditions, it’s best to keep your children and their neighborhood friends nearby. There is no better way to keep your children in the backyard than with a fully outfitted backyard ice hockey rink! Your backyard will be the talk of the neighborhood! Just make sure you buy enough hot cocoa mix for all the neighborhood kids who will be frequenting your backyard for hockey games.

COVID-19 Rink Closures

Indoor rinks across the country continue to close due to COVID-19 spikes. Having your personal backyard rink allows you full, uninhibited access to skating all winter long. Having an outdoor backyard ice rink helps keep your circle close and enables you to safely practice social distancing.

Improve Skating & Hockey Skills

Are your children pursuing a competitive figure skating or ice hockey career? Even if they do not go pro, other opportunities can arise from exceptional talent on the ice. In terms of ice hockey, 360 SportScapes can outfit your backyard rink with regulation hockey lines, netting, siding, and goals. Furthermore, we can install lighting to expand how much quality ice time you and your children have to refine their skills. Provide your children the opportunity to grow their skillset with their very own backyard ice rink.

360 SportScapes: Providing New England Quality Backyard Ice Hockey Rinks

Building a backyard ice hockey rink is a task 360 SportScapes has down to a science. Why not trust New England’s leading ice rink construction company? Our expedited rink construction process will help save you time and money, with the result being a high-quality ice rink. Contact us today to bring your dreams to life.

Benefits of Installing a Basketball court in Your Backyard

Are you a homeowner considering the installation of a backyard basketball or sports court for your property? Here at 360  SportScapes, constructing high-quality backyard basketball courts is our specialty. We wanted to write a quick blog on the additional advantages of a custom basketball court, aside from being able to shoot hoops 24/7. Continue reading to learn more!

Personal Gym & Workout Area 

One of the more popular reasons homeowners opt to install a basketball court is to have a work out area on their property. In addition to shooting hoops or playing full games of basketball, the Sport Court can be a platform for other workouts. From cone drills and sprints to dynamic High-Intensity Interval Training or Plyometrics, you and your family will always have a reliable, consistent surface to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Children’s Athletics, Safety and Teamwork 

Some of the biggest beneficiaries to your new addition will be your children, (and those in the neighborhood) as they will get the most use out of your backyard basketball court. The game will take place at your house and not at some faraway park or in the street, with the court being right in your backyard. The basketball court will provide your children with the ability to improve not only their basketball game but also improve teamwork and communication skills all in the safe confines of your home. 

Patio Surface for Outdoor Events

An undervalued aspect of installing a basketball court to your backyard is the ability to transform the court into a space for outdoor events. With the simple addition of a rented tent, you now have an even, sturdy surface to place tables, chairs, and even a stage if your party calls for it. We have seen people transform their backyard court into an area for graduation parties, anniversary celebrations, summer cookout spaces, and more!

Increase Home Value

With any home renovation, the question of return on investment always comes into mind. A professionally installed basketball court immediately increases your home value. Regardless of it is a full-court with two hoops or just a half-court setup, homeowners can trust to see their money back upon selling the home. The increase in home value alongside its benefits for homeowners, while residing in the home, makes installing a court a no-brainer.

Minimal Maintenance

Here at 360 SportScapes, we build beautiful courts that are meant to last. By using ‘Fast Drain Open Grid Surface’ technology, rain and snowmelt away and dry to quickly. Additionally, our antimicrobial tiles protect against mold build-up, unlike conventional courts. Each of our courts comes with a 15 Year Guarantee and a 25-30 year life expectancy. 

360 SportScapes: Providing New England & Florida Exceptional Basketball Court Installation Services

If you are in the market for a backyard basketball court to be installed on your property, contact 360 SportScapes today! We have installed courts across New England, Florida, and several different states across the US east coast. Questions about our installation process, material, and costs associated with installing a court? Contact us today by filling out a convenient contact form on or calling our talented basketball court specialists at (877) 937-4360 today! 

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Say Goodbye To Summer and Hello To Fall With A Backyard Ice Hockey Rink

Now that we are in the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about our winter needs. More and more folks are looking to bring Canada’s national sport right to their backyards with a residential ice hockey rink. Hockey rinks are a unique addition to your yard, as well as an effective way to increase the property value of your home

At 360 SportsScapes, we specialize in building a variety of sportscapes, including backyard ice hockey rinks. We can build a custom ice rink that fits both your yard and budget. Our home ice rinks are easy to maintain throughout the skating seasons and the materials are easy to take apart and assemble. 

The Benefits Of Backyard Ice Hockey Rinks

Adding a hockey rink to your property is sure to bring some cold weather fun and our SportScapes team will easily transform your backyard into the hot-spot of the neighborhood. Below are just a few of the many benefits you will experience from our ice rink installation:

Custom-Fit To Your Backyard

The size of your hockey rink will depend on the available space you have in your yard. At 360 SportScapes, we will custom-design a rink that will fit your unique outdoor space. We have different skating rink sizes to choose from, making it easy to find the best option for your yard. From a small ice rink to practice on, to a full-size ice rink that can host competitive games, we will build an ice rink that meets the needs and demands of your home!

More Exercise For The Family

Think about it, the fall and winter are typically the seasons where we are the least active. With a hockey rink in your backyard,  you are giving you and your family a fun and exciting way to get some exercise during the winter season. Whether you are using it for hockey or just to enjoy a casual skate on a snowy afternoon, you’ll be sure to get a workout in. 

A Community Tradition

Residential ice rinks are not common in every home. By having an ice rink in your backyard, you can establish a tradition in your community and neighborhood for years to come. Invite neighbors over for ice skating or a friendly pick-up game of hockey! Every skating season, people will be looking forward to you opening your backyard ice rink up! 

Reusable For Years To Come

With ice hockey rinks, you don’t have to sacrifice part of your yard year-round. Once the skating season is over, you can easily remove and store your backyard hockey rink until it is time to open it up again! For those that don’t want to break it down and store it, 360 also offers a white glove package where they will disassemble, remove and store your rink over the winter and set it back up in the fall. This will ensure you have plenty of yard space during the warmer months. 

Ask About Our Ice Hockey Rink Packages

If you are interested in a custom ice rink, contact 360 SportScapes! We are the only backyard hockey rink builder that offers a full-service estimate for your ice rink creation and installation.

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Do Backyard Sport Courts Add Value To Your Home?

There are many home exterior projects and additions that homeowners can implement to increase the value of their homes. While new roofing and other renovations may add some value to your home when you’re ready to sell, how many of them can actually be enjoyed by you and your family for the time being? According to a study by houselogic, swimming pools may not be the best investment when you’re looking to add value. Therefore, if you are looking for a fun way to add some value to your home it is definitely worth considering an outdoor sports court!

How Backyard Sport Courts Increase Your Home’s Value

At 360 SportsScapes, we specialize in the installation of residential basketball courts, backyard putting greens, backyard batting cages, multi-courts, and other sportscapes for your property. One of the most common questions our basketball court contractors get asked is whether or not sports courts are a good investment in regards to home value. Well, we’re happy to share that a backyard sport court is an addition to your home that will not only bring years of enjoyment to your family, which of course is priceless, but will also increase the value of your home. Here are a few ways how:

Low-Maintenance

Swimming pools are not only expensive to install, but require very intensive and costly maintenance. With a backyard sports court, maintenance is a breeze and inexpensive! Unlike traditional court surfaces, 360 SportScapes are constructed with quality tile that is 100 percent anti­microbial and resistant mold build-up. Maintenance is as easy as clearing leaves and an occasional power washing to remove dirt and dust. 

Because these sports courts are durable and long-lasting, they’ll still be in great shape if and when the time comes to sell your home and will help boost its value.

A Solution To Your Landscaping Woes

The less lawn you have, the more you’ll save on both time and from having to deal with lawn maintenance. Depending on the size of the sports court you install in your backyard, there may not be as much work required when it comes to landscaping. Plus, sports courts can be designed to fit and enhance your landscaping, making it a win-win!

An Eco-Friendly Addition

More and more homeowners are looking for ways to make their yards more environmentally-friendly — which typically translates to using less water. Unlike traditional court surfaces, our sports courts are not only constructed out of eco-friendly materials and the installation will result help lower water usage in your yard. Many homebuyers look exclusively for homes that have green features, and a sports court certainly contributes to an eco-friendly yard.

A Variety of Uses

Can’t decide which sports court will bring the biggest return? Why not invest in all of them? With a backyard multi-sport court you can bring an entire athletic complex to your yard. With a multi-sport court, you can add your favorite game lines, designs, and logos. Because these courts can easily be converted between basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other sport courts, there certainly will be value added to your property.

Get A Backyard Basketball Court, Putting Green, Or Other Sports Court From 360 SportsScapes! 

It is important to remember that other factors that come into play when it comes to the value of your home, such as location. However, industry experts predict that adding a backyard sports court to your home can increase its value anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000. In addition, having a home sport court helps to cultivate family and community engagement, creating a place to come together and be active. 

If you are interested in installing a backyard basketball court, putting green, or other sportscape to your yard, contact the experts at 360 SportScapes today!

How Having A Backyard Sports Court Can Improve Your Health

It’s no secret that we are big sports and exercise enthusiasts. We love a good neighborhood game of pick- up or H.O.R.S.E., but our love goes deeper than just the game. Playing a quick game in the backyard with your friends isn’t just fun, but it also is keeping you and your family healthy. Whether your sport is tennis, golf, pickleball, hockey or basketball playing for just 30-60 minutes is improving every aspect of your life.

Backyard Athletic Courts Can Help Increase Physical Activity

Obesity is a known epidemic in our country but you may not know that physically active children are 1/10 as likely to be obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are 40% more likely to score higher on their test scores, 15% more likely to go to college, make 7-8% higher annual funds, have lower health costs, and are at reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Children are spending more time in front of their phones than they are outside playing with their friends and this is causing a nationwide health crisis. At 360 SportScapes we believe in giving everyone an outlet to make them happier and healthier. Backyard basketball courts and batting cages are ideal ways to get your kids out of the house and get them exercising! Pickleball and putting greens are a great activity if running and jumping are not comfortable for you anymore.

 

360 Sports Courts Are Gentle On Joints

Studies show that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Having the convenience of a sports court in or near your home can help you stay active and healthy. All our courts are made with your safety, comfort, and playability in mind. Research shows that the shock absorbing tiles of a 360 Sports Court are significantly less damaging than cement. Jumping, running and falling are all apart of any good basketball game and our courts protect against concussions and other serious injuries. Our tennis courts and pickleball courts are made with the same shock-absorbant floor, so no matter what age you are, you can play a stress free game.

So get out, get moving and have fun! Whether you are 3 or 90 or any age in between, having a basketball court, tennis court, batting cage, or putting green in your home or business will help you play safely and comfortably.

Planning and Budgeting for your Backyard Sport Court with Synthetic Grass

A backyard sport court with synthetic grass is a very important part of homes these days. In fact, it is one of the best investments you can make for your family. The kids will not only be safest in the comfort of your backyard, but you will know what they are doing. It also gets them off the couch and away from electronics and promotes healthy bodies and an active lifestyle. Whether you like shooting some hoops, tossing the baseball around, or smacking a tennis ball, the choice is yours with either a single sport or multi-sport game court at 360 Sports we can handle any project for your backyard.

Bonding is also getting difficult for families these days, and doing sports together, definitely helps parents bond with their kids. The day to day sharing of excitement and learning experience helps families bond. So, yes, homes need a backyard sport court.

backyard sport court with synthetic grass     In this article, we would be learning planning and budgeting for a backyard sport court. Before your take any steps, you need to:

  • Think:

Think about what sports you want the court to encompass. What is your family’s favorite sport? Is this just going to be a place for the kids to shoot the basketball around, or do you want a court large enough for the entire family to play? Once you’ve decided what sports you want to be able to play on the court it will be easier to gauge the size court you will need.

  • Survey:

     Space is a limiting factor when deciding upon what court you want. So go out to your backyard and measure the space you have to work with. If you want a court with a 3 point line you will need at least a 25×45 foot area. For net sports such as volleyball or tennis, a 30×60 foot area allows for full court volleyball. This gives you a guideline of the size space you will need.

When you’ve established how much space you have, check with your specific town to make sure they don’t have any specific regulations you must follow or they don’t require you to have a permit to build your dream court.

  • Build:

Now you can start building. Getting professionals for this part is the ideal thing to do, you can give us a call (877) 937-4360 to get an estimate on your project. But, if you are skilled enough and have a level of experience in building, you can do it as well. Whether it’s a tennis, basketball, or volleyball court, you should make sure it is built to the best standard possible.

  • Enjoy:

Yep, your backyard court is ready, and it’s time for you and your family to enjoy.

backyard sport court with synthetic grassSports is a very important aspect of family life. Participation in athletic activities and playing on sports teams has been viewed as contributing in positive manner to the character development of children, as well as their overall physical well-being. For the parents and adults, participation helps improve their physical well-being most especially.

The numerous benefits for family as a result of participating in athletic activities include: health benefits from exercising 3 to 4 hours per week, learning team play, learning to sacrifice for others, learning discipline and self-denial, growth in numerous virtues, positive experiences with a coach who can be good role models, and most importantly; ‘bonding’.

Bonding is getting difficult for families these days, and doing sports together, definitely helps parents bond with their kids. Whether outdoor, or indoor sports, the day to day sharing of excitement and learning experience helps families bond.

In this article, however, we would be looking at the sports courts, every family should have in their homes. The family that plays together, stays together. Nothing is better after a long day of work, school and errands than gathering together for a family pick-up game. Its quality time that keeps you healthy and happy.  The only thing that could make it better is spending that time together without having to leave home.

backyard sport court with synthetic grassBasketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. While not renowned as an aerobic sport, it is still a great workout that can help you burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline and build up muscle. And most importantly, family can enjoy it together. Having a backyard basketball court can be a lot of fun and it also increase the value of your home.

Volleyball, although not as popular as basketball, is another very great sport. And a family of four is a perfect number for the game. Aside of the bonding benefit, other benefits include, burning of calories and fat, toning and shaping the body, Increases metabolic rate, Improves hand-eye coordination, Builds agility, coordination, speed, and balance, Heart healthy, Builds muscular strength, Increases aerobic ability, Improves interpersonal skills, and boosts mood and increases drive to succeed.

  • Tennis Court:

Tennis is a perfect family sport. Some of the benefits include:

  1. It’s a Head-to-Toe Workout
  2. Improves Your Cognitive Skills
  3. Boosts Your Mood
  4. It’s Good for Your Heart
  5. It Can Help You Lose Weight
  6. It’s Not a Seasonal Sport
  7. Helps Improve Your Social Skills
  8. Makes Bones Stronger
  9. Develops and Improves Your Work Ethic
  10. Anyone Can Play

Benefits of Renovated Synthetic Grass for your Backyard

Synthetic turfs are very good for backyards for a lot of reasons. Backyard artificial grass, whether it’s on one of our backyard putting greens or your lawn, will add to your home aesthetically and in terms of value. There is a thousand and one reasons why synthetic grass is great for your backyard, and how are a few of them from 360 Sports:

  • Beauty:

Making synthetic turf an addition to your home improvements instead of natural grass will not only save you money on your water bill, but it creates a tremendous benefit for the environment and for your home.

The average home has approximately 1,800 sq. ft. of grass, and studies have shown that each sq. ft. of natural grass replaced with artificial turf saves 55 gallons of water per year. That’s 99,000 gallons of water that you can save each year.

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  • Excess Waste:

With synthetic-turf there is no need to mow the lawn. No mowing means no waste! Also, forget about all of those annoying weeds growing throughout your front and backyard.

  • Maintenance:

Adding synthetic turf to your home will reduce the time one needs to maintain their yard. This is perfect for on-the-go couples with little time to spare or for those that physically cannot maintain their landscape on their own.

  • Durability:

Artificial turf products are made to last for years to come. They are durable, long-lasting and look like the real thing. You could have the same lawn for decades with minimal or even zero maintenance. Innovative turf products allow your grass to bounce back after being walked on, even in high traffic areas, making it resilience to walking, playing and even having pets in the yard.

  • Health:

With synthetic turf you will never worry about fertilizers or other chemicals; this is the reason why Savon Pavers proudly uses hazardous waste free Synthetic Turf!

  • Investing for the Future:

Synthetic Turf lawn will save the owner some serious money over time, which is why it’s an asset to add turf to your home.

 

 

Top Backyard choices from 2017 – For Planning your Backyard Renovation for the Summer

backyard lawnWhether it’s a Friday night football game celebration, cookouts with friends, sporting event or competition, or just a personal sanctuary to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, our backyards are an extension of ourselves and the lives we live in a family-friendly community. The year 2017 is almost up, and like our front yards, the backyards have been undoubtedly well taken care of and properly used to our benefits and satisfaction.

The different characters of individuals and the diversity in our needs and wants, though, has ensured that backyards have not been used in the same ways or style. Some families have prioritized sports over dinners, while others have made sure their backyards are just for relaxation. Be that as it may, we would be looking at the Top 360 Sports family choices for their backyards in 2017.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed, so it is no surprise that a lot of homes and families had a court in their backyard. While not renowned as an aerobic sport, it is still a great workout that can help you burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline and build up muscle. And most importantly, family can enjoy it together. Having a backyard basketball court can be a lot of fun and it also increase the value of your home.

The tennis court is has become a fixture in the backyard of families in the year 2017. This is due to the numerous benefits such as the fact it improves cognitive skills, boosts mood, is good for the heart, helps weight loss, and is not seasonal and can be played whenever. Tennis is also a great way for families to enjoy quality time together and in 2017, a good number of houses and homes had one court in them.

An ice rink (or ice skating rink) is a frozen body of water and/or hardened chemicals where people can ice skate or play winter sports. Besides recreational ice skating, some of its uses include ice hockey, bandy, rink bandy, ringette, broomball, speed skating, figure skating, ice stock sport and curling as well as exhibitions, contests and ice shows. In 2017, families have tried to create an ice rink no matter how small in their backyards.

Other of our 360 Sports Top backyard choices in 2017 include:

-OUTDOOR GRILLS

LOW-MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPES

-FIREPLACES AND FIRE PITS

-AMAZING LIGHTING

-WATER FEATURES

-BUILT-IN SEATING AND DINING AREAS

Summer is coming and backyards should be renovated to enjoy it to the maximum. The planning stage of your backyard renovation with 360 Sports is extremely important. It sets the foundation for the work that’s to follow. Without a proper plan in place and the details hammered out, a complete backyard renovation is more than likely to hit a few bumps in the road. Everything from your budget to the best time of year to renovate needs to be taken into consideration for your backyard overhaul to be a success.

When planning a backyard renovation with 360 Sports you should do the following:

  • Create Your Budget:

You should know how much money you are willing to spend on your backyard renovation. If you’re worried you won’t be able to afford the renovation you’ve been dreaming about, put it off until you’re sure you can afford what you want. Settling for a renovation you are not going to be 100% happy with will end up costing when you have to renovate again. Once you’ve established a limit as to how much you’d like to spend, start planning!

  • Research:

After being sure of your budget, the next step is to do research. Dig around the internet for ideas and helpful tips. The internet is worldwide of course. Zero in on renovations that are appropriate for our climate. Have there been any recent backyard renovations in your neighborhood? In the case of the latter, you can even ask if you can come over and see the new renovation for yourself.

  • Consider your lifestyle:

Before you start the renovation proper, you should think about the kind of lifestyle you have at your home. Look at your front and back yard and think about what you and your family typically enjoy doing in those spaces. Do you like to throw summer parties in the backyard? Consider things like where your barbeque is located, or where you usually entertain your guests, and how many people you want to host. Combinations of turf, plantings and patio areas all go into the planning. Do your kids like to play in the back yard? Plan a garden that’s not going to get in their way.

Follow this advice and you’ll feel a lot less intimidated when it comes time to plan your next backyard renovation. And remember, if you are ever unsure of anything, contacting a professional at 360 Sports is always your best lifeline. Meanwhile, below is a list of 10 amazing things you can do in your backyard when summer comes rolling:

  1. Make an inflatable pool fountain.
  2. Create a giant bubble with plastic sheeting and a fan.
  3. A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.
  4. Make an epic pillow quilt for backyard slumber parties/movie night.
  5. Host a picnic with vintage rugs.
  6. Create a garden teepee.
  7. Create your own mini golf course.
  8. For your summer BBQ: Make a game of beer pong battleship created out of styrofoam.
  9. Don’t have a pool? Make a water blob!
  10. Turn your shed into a livable space.