In this three-minute read, we look at how you can use your garden to make a staycation feel like you really are getting away from it all.
The last year has left many of us more in need of a holiday than ever. While things will slowly start getting back to normal, there remain plenty of valid reasons that may make you reluctant to travel anytime soon.
The good news is you don’t need to go far. Here are our top tips to make the back garden your next dream destination.
Prepare your staycation area
Think about the type of holiday you are trying to create when considering garden furniture and accessories. If you normally holiday by the sea, buy some deckchairs, or if you are used to a desert island, put up a hammock. Failing that, spread out a picnic blanket.
Recreate a serene spa break
What better way to look after mind, body, and soul? Create a relaxing zone in your garden and indulge in some luxury with a hot tub. There are options on the market to suit every budget, ranging from luxury options (and prices) to inflatable spa pools which you can pack up and put away after your staycation ends. The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association can help you get started.
Put in an outdoor kitchen
An important part of any holiday is eating. More and more people are asking for kitchens to be incorporated into their garden design and they can include a fridge for drinks, work surfaces, and ovens. You can choose from a freestanding outdoor kitchen for over £10,000 right down to a much more affordable pizza oven.
Fire has brought people together for centuries and this will ensure you can enjoy your garden for longer when the sun goes down, keeping you warm and toasty for hours. Who doesn’t enjoy looking at a real fire? There are plenty of purpose-built options available online.
Don’t forget the kids
Any parent will tell you just how difficult it has been to keep their children occupied over the last 12 months, as well as keeping themselves sane. So why not turn the garden into a fun little getaway for them? No family holiday is complete without a few games and a hosepipe and water balloons can provide hours of fun on a hot day.
Create an open-air cinema
Instead of crowding round the telly, buy a projector – they’re easy to use outside. Connect it to your media source or speaker. For the screen, you can pin a white bed sheet to a wall or fence. Lights, camera, action!
With so much uncertainty around travel abroad and social distancing in the coming months, make the most of summer 2021 by holidaying safely at home.
From us all at Storeys, happy holidays and don’t forget to send us a postcard.
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