Outdoor Living Ideas For Your Kansas City Backyard

Are you looking for fun outdoor living ideas to spruce up your Kansas City backyard? If you have space for an outdoor area, take advantage of it! There are several different things you can add to make your backyard come alive. After all, who wouldn’t love to have a outdoor space to entertain family and friends? In this blog post, we’ll be sharing a few elements you should consider adding to your backyard. From plants to hardscaping, furniure and more, there are lots of ways you can make your backyard more enjoyable! 

If this is your first time stumbling across our blog, welcome to Hearthside Homes! We are a home builder based in Liberty, Missouri. We currently build houses in the Kansas City, Liberty, Kearney and Parkville areas. You can click here to check out our current listings. Many of our homes come with concrete patio slabs and covered decks or patios. We hope you enjoy reading about some of our outdoor living ideas for your Kansas City backyard!

Install An Outdoor TV

Add a TV to the outdoor space! Flatscreen TV’s have gotten easier to install, and the only thing that you have to worry about is making sure it is enclosed in case of any inclement weather. You can watch the big game or a movie with the family outdoors on a warm summer night! What a great way to cheer on the Chiefs! 

Build A Fireplace Or A Firepit

Many people often include firepits or even fireplaces in their backyards. End a long summer day with a bonfire and marshmallow roasting! Or, cozy up by the fire on a cool fall evening while gazing at the stars. You can enjoy a firepit or fireplace year-round! 

Get To Grilling

Of course, put a grill in your backyard! Grilling is a delicious way to prepare meals. Enjoy burgers and barbeque in the summer, and steaks in the winter. Yum! 

Invest In Nice Furntiure 

If you want your backyard to be an extention of your living space, invest in some nice furntiure. Plush couches are key! You will want something to lounge on while you have a cup of coffee at sunrise or a delicious summer cocktail at sunset. Just be sure they are practical for the outdoors – aka water-resistant and washable! 

Build A Kitchen

If you have the space, why not add an outdoor kitchen? You can make home-cooked meals outdoors, and you won’t have to worry about transporting food and dishes in and out of the house. Add a refrigerator and even a sink. Modern outdoor appliances usually come in stainless steel so they are weather-resistant and sensible. An outdoor kitchen is definitely a great tool if you love to entertain!

Add A Dining Space

Add a table and chairs for the whole gang to gather around! Enjoy meals in the fresh air and even play board or card games. If you have an outdoor kitchen island, be sure to add some bar stools for extra seating. 

Incorporate A Water Feature

Consider adding a water feature to your outdoor space to create a relaxing atmosphere! The trickle of a fountain or waterfall can make anyone feel at peace. The sight and sound of flowing water have been shown to enhance tranquility! Plus, they look very pretty! 

Install Lights

Don’t forget to light up the space! Hang string lights or add some solar powered sconces. Outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy the backyard late into the evening. Outdoor lighting can also reduce the risks of trips and falls. 

Plant Flowers

Greenery and flowers can brighten up any backyard! Easy, low-maintenance plants are the perfect option. Some that we recommend are catmint, hosta, allium, daylily, poppy, salvia, peony, yarrow, switchgrass, and coneflower.

Add An Umbrella Or A Pergola

You will need shade for those hot summer days! Adding an umbrella, a pergola, or even building a covered deck will keep you cool and provide shelter from any rain that comes your way. 

Sprinklers Are Ideal

While adding all of this decor and building all of this furniture, don’t forget about the health of your yard! The most important thing will be making sure that you have a proper sprinkler system set up in the front and backyard. This will leave your grass looking luscious and healthy, and you can control it so it won’t spray you while you are relaxing!

Buy Your Next Home With Hearthside Homes!

We hope you liked the ideas we shared about how to create a fun and enjoyable Kansas City backyard! If you are in the market for a new home, Hearthside Homes would love to help you find a home you love.

Hearthside Homes is a semi-custom home builder. You can either purchase one of our spec homes or build with us from the ground up. When building a new construction home with us, to begin the process you will have the option to pick from one of our many floor plans. From there, you will get to choose the details you want for the home to make it yours! These details can be chosen at our Design Center. Our Design Center includes various material displays, including cabinetry, doors, flooring, faucets, and more. Our Design Center is a great resource for our customers, and we have everything you need to add your own flair to your new construction home! You can find our Design Center at 1915 Industrial Dr #300, Liberty, MO 64068. Click here to learn more about our Design Center. 

We know that not everyone has the time to wait for their dream home to be built. And, picking out material selections can be a bit overwhelming for some folks. Because of this, we offer move-in-ready spec homes. These homes are ready for you to call yours. Our construction and design teams will take charge in the building and the designing of the home, and then you will pick which one suits you! Click here to check out current listings. 

Our Floor Plans & Communities 

At Hearthside Homes, we offer an array of floor plans for you to choose from. Click here to check out our 2 story, 1.5 story, reverse, ranch, and split style floor plans. Our floor plans are great for families of all sizes, and can accommodate those who are looking for somewhere to raise their kids or those who are looking for somewhere to relax as an empty nester!

The neighborhoods that we currently offer homes in include Barry Brooke, Prairie Field, Benson Place Landing, Brentwood, Cadence, Chapel Ridge, Davidson Farms, Homestead, Meadows at Greenfield, Reserve at Riverstone, Riverwood, Tiffany Woods, and Woods at Creekside. Click here to learn more about our communities

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Jeff says: “My wife and I have always loved one of the home plans that Hearthside offers (the Chandler II). When we decided to build a new home we compared Hearthside’s home plan to MANY others, and concluded that the Chandler II is the most functional, spacious and welcoming floor plan for our family. We love the large kitchen, living spaces on both floors, large closets and the attention to detail throughout our home. We worked with Hearthside beginning with picking out a lot to build on, all the way through closing. Hearthside’s process made everything easy! Picking out all of the features and finishes within our home was a well organized process, and everyone we worked with was amazing. When it came to timelines Hearthside was always on track and communicated with us every step of the way. I would highly recommend Hearthside to anyone that is considering building a home.”

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