Five Easy Ways to Create a Summer Staycation at Home


With warm weather here, now’s a great time to start thinking about your summer plans. Even if you can't leave town for a vacation, you can have a great staycation and enjoy the benefits of the home you’ve worked so hard to create. Here are a few easy ways that you can relax and have fun (without having to leave your house)!

Add a hammock to your backyard
Adding a simple hammock can transform your yard into a relaxing getaway. Turn a shady spot in your yard or on your deck into the perfect reading or napping location. You may not be on a beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors!


Refresh your deck
Whether you have a few deck boards that need to be replaced or your deck needs a new coat of stain, a little goes a long way to improve your outdoor space. With just a few touches, you can create a wonderful place to relax with friends and family, spend time away from technology, and maybe even host a happy hour or two.


Cook a unique dinner
One of the best parts of vacation is the opportunity to try new foods. What’s keeping you from doing that at home? Put your kitchen to good use and look up an exciting recipe to try out. You could check out recipes from a dream destination or host a location-themed party!  Change up your usual dinner routine with something you haven’t made before and get a taste of vacation at home.


Update your outdoor furniture
Is your outdoor furniture worn down or in need of a refresh? You can sand down and refinish wood furniture, replace worn out cushions, or invest in a great new set of patio furniture. You can also create shade with a variety of umbrellas, pergolas, and awning options that allow you to spend time outdoors without the risk of too much sun exposure.


Pause the screen time
Phones, computers, and televisions play a big part in all our lives. But usually when you go on vacation, you spend less time with technology and more time enjoying the moment. Find fun craft projects or home improvement ideas to do with your family, host a neighborhood block party, or get some great books from the library and take time to celebrate your beautiful home.


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