We’re in the heart of summer now and even though the days are starting to get a little shorter we still have weeks of good weather and sunshine left to enjoy. Many families have opted out of their traveling vacation this year and that means an opportunity to make for an incredible “staycation” everyone can enjoy. But is your home prepared to have what really feels like a vacation for you and your family? Let’s take a look at some of the options you should be considering to enjoy this summer and the years to come.
Many home owners have traditionally had a gas or charcoal grill in their back yard or on the back deck that does much of the cooking in the warm weather months. But that is a far cry from a modern outdoor kitchen. Nowadays you’re only limited by your imagination. Here are some of the most popular outdoor kitchen varieties here in Rockland county New York:
- Grill with stove top attachment
- Outdoor refrigerator and freezer
- Outdoor sink and washing area
- Wood fire ovens
- Smokers and slow cookers
- Rotisserie grill attachment
- Kegerator and beer tap
- Outdoor dining area (enclosed or open)
As you can see the options for outdoor kitchens and cooking have come a long way. A barbecue is ok but when considering a real staycation, making your outdoor kitchen something special is a must.
New Pool Installation or Upgrades
Nothing makes for a real stay at home vacation more than a new pool installation or some major upgrades to your current pool. If you’re considering a new pool then you can really go to the drawing board with your local pool installation company and see what sort of options are available to you on a budget as well as financing. Now two pools have to be the same so getting creative can make for great summer stays now and in the future. In ground pools offer a huge level of variety and can really be made extra fun for the kids with water slide, diving boards, hot tub, and other water features. Think of a cascading waterfall into the pool or a small “cliff” to jump into the deep end. These provide endless hours of fun for you and the kids. If you have a pool already you may consider some upgrades. This could be as simple as some new pool side landscaping or it could something more substantial like a new water slide. Do what you can to make your pool the star of your staycation and the family will be the happier for it.
Sport Courts & Other Activities
If you have the space and the budget a sport court can be the best option for a staycation. When you, your children, and the neighbors can play basketball to get hot before jumping in the pool, the summer days are full of fun. Or how about a tennis court as well? Have fun playing sports, keeping you and the family in shape, and who knows maybe training to play in the US Open in Flushing Meadows a few years from now. With the option to play sports at home a real thing nowadays, the sky is the limit. Your summers will be full of activities that will keep everyone happy, in shape, and ready for bed when the sun goes down.
Who To Hire
Not all landscaping and construction companies are capable of doing this sort of work. You should be looking at a contractor that really knows what making a backyard to love for all requires (especially considering a stay at home vacation). Look for other examples of their past work and how long they’ve been in business. Can you get a free estimate and help with the planning on your individual budget? These are all important things to consider so be sure you ask questions.
For the best in Sport Courts Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free consultation and estimate with our dedicated team of landscaping and construction professionals. 845-727-8815