We could all use a nice vacation just about now. But just because it is not yet feasible to travel at the moment, that does not mean that you can’t have a memorable vacation. And yes, you don’t have to leave home to do so. All you need is your backyard, creativity, and of course, your loved ones.
You can easily build a relaxing backyard summer oasis for the cost of one summer trip. Whether you want a solo escape, a romantic rendezvous, or simply have fun, with a bit of ingenuity, you’ll be able to enjoy an amazing getaway experience right at the comforts of your home. Plus, you’ll be safe from the wrath of COVID-19! It’s a win-win situation, right?
Check out these top 5 backyard vacation ideas for some inspiration.
First, Have A Clear Vision
Before you start transforming your garden into a vacation spot, the first thing you want to work on is aesthetics. You can equip your outdoor space with all the comforts and features you can find, if it fails in the visual department, your family will surely lose interest instantly.
When you are planning the design of your backyard, taking a risk is okay. Do not be afraid of it. One of the reasons why we are captivated with vacation spots is because of their uniqueness. So when transforming your yard, be innovative.
To make the ambiance appealing, evoke a sense of tranquility and calmness in your space. This is especially important during these trying times. The best way you can achieve this is to surround your patio with hanging light curtains. Likewise, you can use white partitions to separate your lounge area.
Your family will be more inclined to want to escape to your backyard getaway once they have a clear vision of it.
A Camping Destination
No matter where you are, sleeping under the stars is just amazing. If you don’t have a tent around, you can DIY with a duvet cover which you can drape over poles to support it. To make your slumber surface more comfortable, spread a yoga mat underneath your cozy sleeping bag.
Of course, it is not truly camping if you don’t have a cookout. Keep your camping menu simple with s’mores, hotdogs, and burgers. You can also glamp your backyard vacation with cocktails for the adults and mocktails for the kids, as well as campfire fondue and grilled shrimp.
Building a fire pit is a great idea where you can roast marshmallows in the open flame during your late-night hangouts with the family. STONEarch Saga and STONEarch Gray Mix are perfect for creating a unique and captivating firepit. STONEarch Saga has natural striping that creates intriguing designs while STONEarch Gray Mix has an antique character that makes it one of the top stone choices for Muskoka cottages to create a warm and cozy appeal
Outdoor Reading Nook
This is an excellent idea if there’s a bookworm in your family. You can also use it to encourage your kids to pick up a book. Instead of staying cooped up all day in their rooms with their gadgets, they can use the cozy spot to escape and immerse themselves in a good book or two. You can turn a certain part of your garden into an engaging reading nook. Set up a hammock, some bean bag chairs, and cushions to make it a relaxing and fun spot to read. At night, you can join them and gaze at the stars.
Our STONEarch Walling Veneers are the perfect choice for cladding a cozy reading nook area, and you can go with a modern walling stone such as STONEarch Midnight or something more traditional such as STONEarch Honey or STONEarch Rustic.
Create healthy leisure in your yard where you can restore your wellbeing, rejuvenate, relax, and forget all your worries. By adding a hot tub or jacuzzi, you can instantly turn your outdoor space into a spa. Using natural stones on your patio is a good choice. Our products, such as STONEach Flint, have contrasting textures and colours that add interest while still blending with the environment.
Begin your day on your stunning patio while sipping a fresh fruit smoothie. Then, work out for a bit and follow it up with a moisturizing facial mask. And if your significant other is around, you can exchange massages for an even more relaxing day.
Mini Golf Getaway
Miss golfing already? Perfect your swing and practice putting with a green right in your own backyard. You can have a company design and install one for you. But if you want to make it truly unique, you can DIY using STONEarch Artificial Turf over a base of gravel. We’ll be honest, this product is more suitable as a replacement for grass than a replacement for your putting green or golf membership!
Our artificial grass will keep your yard green all year round without the maintenance required from real grass. That means you don’t have to cut grass, no weeds, and no maintenance. They also look so real that they can confuse even your pets. Now you can practice your swing and stance, worry-free.
A Fantasyland For The Young Ones
Who says you can’t create a Magic Kingdom in your backyard? With school not yet back to normal, your little ones are just as anxious as you are. Hence, it’s important to ensure their mental health as well. When delighting your young ones, you are only limited by your imagination. You can build a wonderful world with a castle or even a theme park with a DIY roller coaster.
If your creative juices are not flowing, you can find playhouse plans for a castle online. You can even dress up as one of your children’s favorite fairytale characters and throw a tea party in your garden, which will surely thrill them.
Using a mix of STONEarch natural stone flagstone pavers, stone copings and stone steps with a combination of gentler elements such as artificial turf, softscaping, and playground equipment, can help you create a truly perfect backyard oasis.
If you’re looking to turn your backyard into a place where the entire family can enjoy a staycation, contact our team today to make it a reality.