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Tips for a Successful Backyard Staycation

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Patio Ideas / June 8, 2021

After over a year of pandemic-related drama, it’s time for some much-needed rest and relaxation. You’ve got your new home pergola installed, and you’ve requested time off from work. But a successful vacation involves more simply not working. To fully recharge and get the most out of your staycation, you’ve got to get yourself - and your home - into vacation mode. Fortunately, with a bit of preparation and the right mindset, you can plan a restful, relaxing backyard staycation.

 

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Address Housework and Business in Advance 

Before your staycation begins, start with a clean slate, tidying your home and yard. Let extended family and coworkers know you will be off the grid during your time off. Have a plan in place to handle unexpected visitors or phone calls so that they don't detract from your staycation experience.

Look at Your Outdoor Living Space from a Different Point of View 

A shift in perspective has allowed you to turn your backyard into something new, creating an outdoor escape beneath the comfort of your adjustable aluminum pergola. Planning your daily vacation schedule from a fresh perspective can also help you change the familiarity of your everyday life into something new. Instead of your usual daily grind, plan your staycation experience just like you would a typical vacation, outlining how you would like to spend your time off.

Import a Luxury Resort-Like Vibe 

A plush outdoor sectional, cushy loungers, standing hammocks, or an outdoor daybed beneath your adjustable pergola offer the perfect spot to kickback. A dining set, side tables, and tray tables provide the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a snack as you unwind. 

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Plan Your Epicurean Experience 

Decide your dining plans in advance, splurging on your favorite foods. Cook and eat outdoors in your new, custom, pergola-covered outdoor kitchen and dining area. Download your favorite cooking shows, preparing your own gourmet meals. Plan a wine, beer, or liquor tasting, pairing spirits with your menu. Prefer not to spend your vacation cooking? Plan to have meals delivered daily from your favorite restaurants, dining al fresco in the comfort of your backyard.

Schedule a Spa Experience 

Have a professional massage therapist or aesthetician come to your house. Schedule a Swedish or hot stone massage, facials, foot rub, and pedicure outside in the fresh air, beneath the comfort of your residential pergola. Slide motorized curtains and screens into place for privacy, opening louvers for ventilation. Outside, amidst the beauty of nature, is the perfect space to sit back, relax, and enjoy being pampered.

Put Family Fun on the Agenda 

Plan a family game day. Play board games like giant Jenga and checkers for fun, or advertise a ping pong or a bean bag toss competition with fun and exciting prizes. Follow with an outdoor movie night, making s’mores on your grill or firepit. Retire for the night with your kids, camping under the stars beneath your home pergola. It’s the little things like doing fun family activities outdoors that make lasting memories. 

Normal vacations aren’t quite back on the horizon - but you can still have a fantastic holiday at home. Since you’re not spending on excursions, why not reinvest those funds in a backyard that’s more fun and enjoyable, creating a backyard vacation paradise that will provide a relaxing retreat for your family for years to come. Start designing your dream outdoor living space with help from Denver Pergola Systems today.

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