This summer may look a lot different than in years past. With many of us foregoing a vacation abroad or on the road for a vacation in the safety and comfort of our own homes, But is your outdoor landscaping prepared to make your staycation one of the most fun vacations your family has ever had? Let’s look at some of the major and minor upgrades to your outdoor living space that can really get everyone behind the idea of staying home this year.
1. Pool Installation or Upgrades
Instead of the ocean or a hotel pool many families will be looking to take advantage of a home pool this summer. But what if you don’t have a pool? How can you make this summer at home seem more like a vacation? A new home pool installation could be just the right fit. With the savings from not taking the family to Europe this year you can get the ball rolling for a beautiful custom built pool right in your own backyard. Not only does it raise your property value but it can really be a central point for the family to enjoy this summer.
The kids will be as happy as ever as they play for hours and tire themselves out day long in the pool. With so many choices to consider as well you can get creative. In-ground pools can be any number of shapes and can have features like waterfalls, slides, etc. What about a pool for you? Pools can also be turned into infinity pools so you can swim “laps” and get in a great workout in a pool that isn’t built at 25 yards for laps. So the options are endless when it comes to your pool choices and designs.
2. New Outdoor Patio
Spending more time outside means making the most of your space. If you have a patio that is damaged from the years or you have a space that is suitable for an outdoor patio it could be the right time. With so many different paver and interlocking stone options you can get creative with the design as well. Nice patios are inviting and make for a great place to hang out while watching the kids in the pool or just to decompress and read a book while sipping a cool drink. If you have enough space, your patio could also become the location of your new outdoor kitchen so start planning today.
3. Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
When the family is ready to get out of the pool it will be time to think about dinner. But no one says everyone has to head indoors! With an outdoor kitchen the family can cook and eat dinner together all while staying outside and enjoying the weather. We’re talking about more than a standard gas grille here also. Modern outdoor kitchens can include, a grill, stove top burners, a refrigerator, an oven, a cooler or mini fridge and even a sink. This way whoever is cooking doesn’t have to go back and forth into the house to get provisions and make the meal whole.
Outdoor fireplaces are another great way to enjoy the long summer days. With a fireplace you can do a few things that make staying at home fun. How about s’mores for the kids? Or cooking directly on the flames? Hate the smell of citronella? Well an outdoor fireplace also does a great job at keeping mosquitoes and other pests at bay. Get the most out of your staycation with a fireplace (not to mention it’s great for the fall, winter, and spring).
Staycations At Home
Think of your home landscaping as part of the fun for your staycation this year. Check all those boxes and the family may consider staying home again for the next few years to some. For the best in Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815