While some individuals are beginning to venture outside, most are still isolating at home.
55% are still ‘completely’ or ‘mostly’ isolating themselves in the comforts of home—forgoing small gatherings, restaurants, events, bars, school. Although some people are finding the time is right to interact with those outside their household, the most popular response to the pandemic has been clear: Americans are exercising caution.
So, with all that in mind, you’re likely spending more time at home than ever. Now is the perfect chance to implement all those awesome backyard ideas you’ve ever had. Make your space something you’ll never want to leave, even post-quarantine.
Keep reading for three unique (and slightly un-traditional) ways to upgrade your backyard.
1. Install a Sauna
Saunas have a slew of advantages, from protecting your heart to lowering blood pressure (and many benefits between).
Additionally, they’re straightforward to install. You can likely order one and build it yourself, giving you a fun DIY project to boot. They’re also quite affordable, especially considering all the benefits you get out of them.
You can choose from a dry sauna, which uses stones as a heat source, or an infrared option.
2. Add a Second Home
You don’t need a mother-in-law to have your very own mother-in-law suite on your property!
If you’ve got the space, you may want to consider an ADU, or accessory dwelling unit. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a second house right in your backyard.
Get in touch with an ADU construction company and see if they have any pre-approved options. You can essentially start the redecorating process all over again, building this home to meet your personal style and decor tastes.
It can act as a perfect guest house or party house!
3. Go for an Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are almost as fun as having your very own second home on the property.
They allow you to stay where the party is—outside—all without stinking and messing up your kitchen. If the weather’s beautiful, get out and grill hot dogs and burgers, keeping your kitchen spotless and free of that grill smell.
Additionally, it keeps the heat outside. If it’s a warm day, you likely don’t want to turn the oven on, heating up the whole home. Instead, keep the heat where it belongs: outdoors!
Think of it as a little grill island—there’s a grill in the center, and countertops on each side. That space gives you room to prep and display food and set up drinks and utensils. Use your sink as-is, or throw some ice in it and use it as a cooler.
What more could you need?
Now’s the Time: Implement All Your Awesome Backyard Ideas Today
Not a fan of these three ideas?
No problem—do you have anything else you’ve ever wanted to do? Perhaps that’s to install a firepit or a pool, or hang a hammock or build a pergola.
The options are plenty. If you’ve ever had some awesome backyard ideas, take advantage of this time and get creative and motivated.
If you’d like even more inspiration for detailing and updating your space, keep scrolling our blog. We have tons of advice and insight where this came from.