Breaking with normal traditions, a growing vacation trend over the past few years has been the staycation! Traditionally, vacationing meant travelling to a destination. However, this year your vacation options now include what is being called a ‘staycation’ or a vacation that you can enjoy in the comforts of your own home!
If this is the year for you to try out the staycation, spruce up your outdoor living space to maximize your enjoyment. Here at Cedarbrook, we have some terrific ideas to share with you for your outdoor space staycation needs!
Depending on your lifestyle, electrical upgrades may be a necessity for the full enjoyment of your staycation. An outdoor television can be a terrific addition to any outdoor living space, as it provides endless entertainment for yourself and guests during your staycation, or year-round! You will never have to miss a game while tending the grill. The outdoors is a wonderful place to enjoy your favorite movies with your favorite drink and favorite people. Be sure to invest in the proper outdoor rated televisions and outdoor rated sound bars that are specifically made to withstand the elements. Weather rated speakers are a must for casting your favorite music and outdoor heaters are a necessity for maximizing your enjoyment during a winter staycation!
Cooking with a view is a wonderful experience to have during any staycation! Outdoor kitchens don’t have to be extravagant to do the job, but they do need to meet your requirements and lifestyle. Consider installing a sink or a full kitchen with plumbing so you don’t have to miss out on your company by bringing the whole party outside with you!
Your staycation can continue well into the night with outdoor lighting. Hardwired low voltage lighting is recommended as a safe, reliable, and energy efficient option. There are other lighting options such as solar.
A water feature is a lovely addition to your backyard oasis. Finding the best water feature to match your style and lifestyle will have the power to transform your outdoor space into a true destination staycation! Ponds are terrific additions to enhance the aesthetics of your outdoor space. Waterfalls do the same and are just so tranquil and beautiful! The great thing about water features is they come in a variety of styles, sizes, and price ranges to fit everyone’s budget.
A pergola is another example of a wonderful addition to your outdoor space staycation. Similarly to a water feature, a pergola can define your outdoor living space with the unique capability to separate sections of your space with just the right amount of zest. Add a fabric canopy to your pergola to provide shade or string a set of lights to make the mood more festive.
Firepit or Fireplace
Whether it will be a permanent structure or not, a fire element adds to the atmosphere of your outdoor space. If you prefer marshmallow roasting, then you may want to opt for the firepit. A fireplace is great especially for those who enjoy the attractiveness of a fire feature and the chimney will direct smoke away from you and your guests. Remember to plan for a safe location with your fire feature!
Dress up your outdoor furniture with new cushions or upgrade your furniture with a new style this staycation. Decorate with plants, add artwork, or decorative benches for extra seating (these can double as storage for your cushions). Your décor should showcase your taste and style.
Whether you are planning a staycation or looking to maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor space, enjoy your free time with a fully upgraded outdoor space. If you are looking to upgrade your outdoor space with a kitchen, pergola, water feature, or looking to re-do your space entirely – call Cedarbrook today for a free consultation at 301-703-8728.