I always thought it would be cool to have a back yard that was all decorated and had a lot of open space to play games and everything. I have usually lived in a building with multiple units, however, and there wasn’t really anything you could call your own yard. There was a common area where you could go and stand in the grass, but it was just a little place in the yard behind the building. I’m talking about having my own yard, probably with a deck and all the other stuff, and it would be cool to have a place like that where you could have your mates come over and just have like a backyard cookout.
Of course, living in a place like that requires doing yard work. And the one thing that I will say about living in a unit in a multi-person building is that you don’t ever have to worry about yard work. So basically if the grass needs to be mowed they have someone come and do it, and if there is anything that needs to be done, the building will take care of it. We pay for that in our monthly rent but still, you don’t have to do it yourself.
I think though that if I had a big yard I might not mind taking care of it. I think there’s a sense of pride that comes from having your yard look nice, and if you have people come over and they see your yummy food that you’re cooking on the oven and they see that you’ve got a big area with room to play some games or whatever, that’s probably pretty sweet. Of course it probably requires a bit of upkeep to keep it looking nice, but it’s probably not something that I would mind. But seeing as how I’ve never been in that situation before I don’t really know if I would or not. I’d definitely want to have a yard with a few trees, an open area where we could play football, some aluminium garden furniture for people to use when they are eating, and a deck where we could stand around and have drinks and talk about stuff. I’ve seen that kind of thing before but I always thought it would be cool to be the person who has all of that in his home, but I won’t be able to do that until I actually get a house with a yard. But it’s something to consider.