Who ever says that you need to leave your home to go on vacation has never been in a staycation-worthy backyard. By adding just a few elements to your outdoor living area, you can create a relaxing backyard retreat for you, your family and your friends. Texas Pools & Patios, your Austin and San Antonio pool builder, builds backyard staycation-worthy outdoor retreats that will help keep you cool and relaxed this summer.
Austin Family Finds Beauty and Value in New Backyard
Ann and Mike Hamilton of Austin, Texas recently hired Texas Pools & Patios to give their backyard a much needed makeover. Ann admits that before the transformation she would often be sitting outside alone on a lawn chair while her boys would be inside playing video games. After the transformation, however, there was a lot less video games and a lot more family time in and around the pool.
Elements of a Staycation-Worthy Backyard
The backyard staycation amenities you choose will depend on your lifestyle and what you want from your outdoor living space.
Build a Custom Pool
No matter how big or how small, a swimming pool will serve as the foundation of your backyard resort. A variety of other features can be added to your pool, including water slides, waterfall grottos and deck jets. For Ann and Mike, their must-have pool features were a large hot tub and a swim-up bar with sunken bar stools so that their water-faring friends could easily chat with those on dry land.
Have an Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is a great way to escape the heat of cooking inside on a hot summer day, and it can be as simple or complex as you like. Ann and Mike chose to install two grills, a ceiling fan and a television, but there are many other options like an outdoor refrigerator, sinks, bar taps, and even an outdoor pizza oven.
The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Adding a fire feature like a fire pit or a fireplace will create a warm and cozy atmosphere so that you can spend more time outside together.As Ann and Mike found, the most important part of creating a staycation-ready backyard is to choose the right people to do the job. Texas Pools & Patios is an accomplished pool design and building company in Austin that makes sure to deliver beautiful results on every project we work on. Start building your perfect outdoor oasis today by giving us a call.