My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~Harmon Killebrew
I couldn’t think of a better quote than the one above to illustrate how Father’s Day and the Value of a Home campaign go hand in hand. While I didn’t grow up with a brother, I did often happily wreak havoc on my parents’ yard as a kid and I don’t think my Dad would have wanted it any other way. The dozens of crushed flower beds resulting from intense “Horse” basketball games and the humungous 18 ft patch of brown grass across his perfectly manicured lawn courtesy of my Slip N’ Slide are part of some of the fondest memories we have of our time together at home.
From being Mr. Fix It, to always completing Mom’s “Honey-Do” list, while still finding time to play catch or help with homework after working all day, Dad’s do it all.
Instead of suggesting cheesy father’s day gifts like a new tie or a “World’s Best Dad” mug, we have compiled a list of the coolest home amenities found on coldwellbanker.com that just might end up on your dad’s home improvement list!
For the Wine Enthusiast Dad- A Wine Cellar
Your dad will feel like he has his own private piece of Napa Valley tucked away in his basement with a beautiful wine cellar like this. This cellar has plenty of room for his best bottles of Merlot, Cabernet and of course Champagne!
For the Golfer Dad- A Private Putting Green
Sometimes it is hard for Dad to find time to squeeze in a quick 18 holes but with his own private putting green he can practice his putting game without leaving the comfort of home! Like Dad always says “Practice Makes Perfect!”
For the Movie Buff Dad- A Home Theater
This 11 seat home theater is the perfect spot for Dad to finally catch that action movie he missed while it was in theaters, cheer as loud as he wants during sports games and kick back and relax with his family during their favorite weeknight show.
For the Athletic Dad- An Indoor Basketball Court
He may not have made the NBA like he dreamed of as a young boy but this indoor basketball court will give him plenty of room to practice his jumper. Just enough room for a quick game of HORSE or for perfecting his dunk (yes, he can lower the rim!).
Does your mom often refer to your Dad as one of her “kids”? Then this is the game room for him! Air Hockey, ping pong, billiards, and a dart board are just a few of the many things that this game room can offer to your fun loving father!