Appreciating Dad this Father’s Day

June 18th, 2022

Appreciating Dad this Father’s Day

New Builds in Denver Include Features That Dads Love!

When couples go out to explore new construction homes, it’s not uncommon for the wife to take more interest in aspects such as the overall layout, number of windows, bedroom and bathroom functionality, and kitchen spaces, while the husband may focus more on the garage, basement, and yard.

Some couples may have reversed or blended areas of interest, but this division of attention can be helpful when both parties are searching for “new homes near me” that meet their needs.

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we thought it only fitting to focus on some of the features that dads appreciate the most in today’s new homes. Maybe you can make plans with your father this Father’s Day to put some of them to use. Or you might want to take in other activities in the Denver area on Father’s Day weekend.

New Home Builders in Colorado Keep Dads in Mind

Many new homes in the Denver area are located in communities with amenities that dads love. Oakwood Homes, one of the premier new home builders in Denver, prides itself on building new homes that meet the needs of everyone in the family.

Many of our floorplans include an optional flex room that can be turned into any type of room you need. That means Dad can have a hobby room, workout room, home office, or man cave. Flex rooms are perfect for dads who need a space to relax and unwind or work on projects without distracting others in the household — or being distracted by them!

Many Oakwood homes also have an optional finished basement feature that dads love. There’s plenty of room for an entertainment or movie room, a bar or second kitchen (or both), or a full workout room, complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Finished basements are an ideal way to carve out more livable space from a finite footprint.

Oakwood Homes Communities Include Dad-Friendly Amenities

Another benefit of living in a master-planned community by Oakwood Homes is the numerous amenities that come with living there. All our communities have at least one swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day. Kids love the pool, too. Perhaps a Father’s Day pool day is in order!

Many new homes communities, including those built by Oakwood Homes, have extensive walking trails, perfect for an early morning run. These neighborhoods also have common green spaces where families and friends can gather for outdoor activities such as cookouts, playground visits, or picnics.

Another perk often found when looking at new builds in Colorado is a community recreation center. These rec centers feature full gyms and workout rooms with some of the most popular exercise equipment on the market and a social calendar with community events throughout the week. Taking part in these events is a great way to get to know the neighbors, build relationships and make new friends.

If your dad is a golfer, he’ll appreciate the fact that at least two of Oakwood’s communities have golf courses associated with them. He can tee off on a free weekend or join his buddies to hit a bucket of balls after work.

Lastly, some of Oakwood’s communities are maintenance-free. These communities might be of interest if your dad is too busy with work to take care of the lawn. Maintenance-free neighborhoods are guaranteed to always look their best. Rather than spending weekends mowing and tending the yard, your dad can spend time doing things he’d rather do.

Other Father-Friendly Ideas

Of course, your dad may prefer to get out of the neighborhood entirely on Father’s Day weekend. Here are just a few suggestions for other activities he might enjoy on “his” weekend.

  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Visiting a museum is a great way to learn together. If your dad is science-minded, a visit to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science might be the perfect way to spend Father’s Day. Get up close and personal with a T-rex, explore the cosmos, or learn about the pharaohs of Egypt. It’s all here for your education and fun.
  • Coors Field. If your father is into baseball, a trip to Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, may be in order. Watch the team take on the San Diego Padres, fill up on hot dogs and pretzels, wash them down with your favorite beverage, and enjoy the fun. For a more in-depth perspective, make reservations ahead of time for a guided tour of the stadium.
  • Denver Zoo. A visit to the zoo is always a win for kids and fathers alike. The Denver Zoo features award-winning education and outreach programs that spark curiosity about the animals and their habitats. The health and safety of the animals is the top priority at the Denver Zoo. The staff works hard to ensure the animals are healthy and safe so that everyone can enjoy them. You’ll find elephants, otters, and the wide-eyed aye-aye, among other animals, at the Denver Zoo. Online timed ticket reservations are required.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens. If your dad loves caring for the yard and landscaping, the Denver Botanic Gardens will give him all kinds of ideas for improvement. One of the top five botanic gardens in the country, the Denver Botanic Gardens create a calming presence in the heart of the city. Wander through a variety of gardens, including the Cactus and Succulent House, the Victorian Secret Garden, and the Shofu-en Japanese Garden.

New Home Builders in Denver Understand What Dads Want

If you’re searching for home builders near you, you’ll find Oakwood Homes on the list that comes up. We build homes with modern families in mind. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to show you all the dad-friendly features and amenities we offer in our master-planned communities.