Remember that blissful vacation that was pure R&R? Lounging by the water, sipping on a cool beverage as you dug into your favourite novel - relaxed and carefree. While jetting off to far-flung destinations can be amazing, this type of travel isn’t always practical or affordable. But what if you could recreate some of the lavish comforts you enjoyed so much, right in your backyard? Instead of spending tens of thousands of rands on a single vacation, you can create a luxurious environment that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

There are many ways to create a resort-like ambiance in your own backyard. And when you are ready to sell your home and move on, these investments in outdoor living will demand a much higher price point. Consider these tips for turning your backyard into a relaxing staycation.

  • Make space for your favourite vacation activities

One of the best parts of going on vacation is participating in your favorite activities. For some people, that’s sunbathing and swimming, or perhaps napping in the shade. With a backyard staycation, you can adorn your outdoor space with everything needed for some serious playtime and relaxation. Plush daybeds and modern loungers let you spend Sunday afternoons snoozing in your outdoor sanctuary. 

  • Create privacy & shade

Chaise lounges, daybeds, and hammocks ease you into vacation mode, but they are of little use without proper protection from direct sunlight. A large umbrella or canopy is a quick fix, but for long-term enjoyment, nothing beats a patio roof/awning with custom features like built-in lighting, designer fans, and privacy blinds. These outdoor structures integrate interior comforts for a more pleasurable outdoor experience, whether you’re catching some shuteye on a sultry summer day or digging into a gourmet meal with friends and family. Transform your backyard into an inviting space with a Lifestyle Awning Solution.

  • After hours lighting 

Lighting is key for after-hours activities, and with the right glow and strategic placement, you can squeeze in more dinners, cocktail parties, and time with the kids after the sun has gone down. Consider adding lights to brighten your space.

Lifestyle Awning Solutions can help you create a backyard paradise for a year-round staycation no matter where you live. Our design consultants can make suggestions and bring your vision to life with one of our patio roof/awning options.

Contact us today to speak with our consultants.