We’re spending a lot of time at home these days. Many of us are working from home, doing school from home, and eating in more often at home. So, how can you have more FUN at home?
In this article, we look at how to turn your backyard into your private retreat.
A stay cation in your own backyard often starts with a backyard makeover. How big a makeover is completely up to you. For some people, it may mean adding some patio furniture and a firepit, for others a new grill. For many it can also mean adding a hot tub or a pool.
Whichever route you choose, we’ve got some ideas to help you create the best private retreat for your family.
Install a Hot Tub in Your Private Retreat
There’s nothing better as the centerpiece of your backyard retreat than a hot tub. You’ll instantly have a place to relax alone or with family and friends.
You have instant access to a warm water soak and an inviting massage.
Add Some Lighting
One of the easiest ways to create a backyard retreat space is by adding lighting.
When you add lighting, you can enjoy your pool, hot tub, or outdoor conversation area into the dark hours of the evening.
This could mean adding some simple string lights around your patio or hot tub. It could also mean adding some regular light fixtures.
Do spend some time planning so you make sure you really like the placement of your lights. You want them to give a warm ambiance in your backyard retreat.
Surround Yourself with Plants
If you added a hot tub to your backyard, consider adding some plantings for a tropical feel. You’ll find that plants can make you feel like you are on vacation.
Mix and match small and large plants, ones with greenery, and ones with flowers.
By surrounding your hot tub, you give yourself added privacy, and it truly feels like you are in a secluded, relaxing retreat.
Bring in the Tunes
A speaker system is just what you need to play your favorite playlists.
Music can be romantic, playful, soothing, and much more. It helps set the tone for your backyard retreat, and it makes everyone feel better.
Add a Walkway
We love walkways for ambiance and for practicality. When you are done soaking in the hot tub, a walkway makes it nice for walking back to your house. A walkway can also add ambiance depending on the materials you use.
Whenever people are done soaking in the hot tub, it’s always nice to have a custom walkway specifically for the hot tub. Rocks and wood chips can be uncomfortable on your feet, so having something softer installed would be a great solution.
Create an Outdoor Kitchen
This one of the best things you can add to your retreat space as food provides an instant gathering spot.
Whether you simply add a grill, or you decide to add a grill and a table, you will definitely spend more time outside when that is your home base for spring, summer, and fall cooking.
We encourage you to consider setting up a backyard retreat. While it’s a good idea any time, it’s especially helpful during these uncertain times when we’re all spending more time at home.
If you’d like some help with any of these ideas as well as chemicals and service for your swimming pool, we are here to help you in any way possible!