So how can you make your home the summer oasis you’ve always dreamed of?
1. Just add water. If you’ve ever considered installing an in-ground pool, now might be the perfect time to turn that dream into a reality. Don’t have the budget? You don’t have to go all-in. Look at sites like Pinterest for DIY inspirations like purchasing a stock tank from a local feed store and turning into a chic wading pool.
2. Glamp out. Consider pulling your camping equipment out of storage and roughing it in your backyard for a night or two of family bonding. Add special touches like the outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted, a fire pit, or an outdoor projector and screen for movies. Your family may forget they could step inside at any moment.
3. Get sporty. If you’re a sports family, we know you’re itching to get back into the game. Consider turning the team, coaching, and equipment money you’ve saved on a few staycation splurges.Putting green in the backyard? Basketball hoop out front? Finally turning that extra room into a home gym or dance studio? Why not?
4. Improve your green thumb. We all have landscaping and gardening on our to-do lists. There’s no time like the present. Many local landscape companies are happy to consult and help draw up plans for the yard of your dreams. And they don’t have to step one foot inside your home to do it.