Have you ever noticed that all those beautiful pools, exotic outdoor sitting areas, dining areas by romantic fountains, chaises under beautiful canopies, and such look a bit different on resort’s websites than they do in person? That’s because the photos usually leave out the crowds of other people that got the pool side chaises long before you did, the waiting line for dinner on the terrace, and the large crowds of people watchers destroying your privacy at every turn.
It goes without saying that there is nothing more blessed on vacation than spending time alone with your family, in a quiet, relaxing setting. And to find that setting sometimes all you have to do is step outside your own back door. With a few touches, you can have the 5-star resort setting right at home, and create a memorable staycation right at home. Here’s some ideas:
By investing in creating a resort like setting at home, you can enjoy these elements year round, and they don’t come with a high price per night ticket either.
- Start from the ground up. Create a sophisticated look with rich warm colored paving stones on your outdoor surfaces. You will be amazed at how quickly a natural colored patio deck and corresponding walkways add class and make your outdoor living areas more inviting than ever, giving you that resort feeling just steps away from the convenience of your home.
- Create your own unique spaces among flower gardens and water features with paving stone seating areas, fire pits, garden walls, and more. Not only do you not have to pack your bags to sit under the stars by a warm fire, or listen to the tranquil flow of water while you read during the day, you don’t have to share your relaxing setting with noisy crowds and others waiting their turn for your perfect spot.
- Need some privacy from your own family once in a while? Set up some canopies or pergolas, to create separate sitting rooms throughout your yard. No matter the size of your yard, you will be surprised how easily they create individual spaces for reading, sleeping in a hammock, or just sitting and doing nothing.