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Creating the Ultimate Backyard Staycation Destination for Summer

Creating the Ultimate Backyard Staycation Destination for Summer

May 09 2019

Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no reason that your backyard can’t double as an ideal at-home vacation destination for you, family and friends. Why spend the money on tickets and reservations, run around airports with kids and luggage, rent cars or book shuttles when you can invest in the enhancement of your outdoor living space for this summer and every summer to come?!

Here are three outdoor elements to consider when creating a backyard staycation destination.

Pool Pavers

The pride and joy of every vacation – a pool. Creating the right aesthetic around the pool can make or break those ‘staycation vibes’. So, to start yourself off on the right foot (and with the right aesthetic), it’s time to look into options for pool pavers.

Having the best pavement option around your pool is incredibly important since this is often the central and most used part of your backyard during summer months. Paving stones are great as they are more elegant and pleasing to the eye when compared to concrete and other surfaces.

They also absorb less heat than other surfaces making them more practical for bare feet in the summertime. Best of all, they are naturally non-slick, so pool time will be safer and more fun for everyone.

Outdoor Kitchens

The next important element to consider is an outdoor kitchen. Much like a fine dining experience, this will provide a unique and fun cooking opportunity for you and your loved ones.

Outdoor kitchens are an excellent space for entertaining right in your backyard. You don't have to worry about removing yourself from great conversations with your guests and it grants parents the chance to supervise kids while playing in the pool.

Plus, with an outdoor kitchen and dining option, you can really bring those resort vibes home to enjoy for a lifetime of summer fun. Equip your kitchen with a kegerator, fridge, sink and trash shoot so that you have everything you could need without having to leave your summer oasis!


Lastly, no backyard vacation spot is complete without the perfect pergola to provide you shade and comfort on even the hottest and sunniest days this summer.

This element can often be overlooked, especially when you’re scrambling to get all of the perfect accessories and activities together on top of arranging your staycation space. They are important to remember, though, because they can protect you, your family and your guests from the sweltering summer sun.

Plus, this element can double as a cabana to provide additional staycation vibes! Add that extra touch of luxury with a few oversized loungers and even a misting machine to really get in the spirit of summer.

Summer Staycation Fun

Sure, vacations can be fun and exciting, but they also tend to come with a great deal of hassle and even greater price tags. While these pricey experiences can be enjoyable, investing in a space that provides a return every summer for a lifetime is a far better reward. 

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