spotlight 7 outdoor ideas for a luxurious staycation Cathy Hobbs & Tribune staff Jun 26, 2020 Jun 26, 2020 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Here are some tips to help transform your home into an environment that is worthy of a staycation. When at home ... Instead of travel, many are choosing to take a staycation to enjoy rest and relaxation. This is where improvements and renovations to outdoor environments come into play. Here are some tips to help transform your home into an environment that is worthy of a staycation. Design Recipes Fire pits From those made of stone to purchasable fire bowls, fire pits remain a popular source of year-round enjoyment. A fire pit made of stone creates an oasis in this country setting. Design Recipes Outdoor theaters Install a screen, grab a projector and some popcorn and you are all set. Dragonimages Ponds and lakes These man-made bodies of water can not only help nature but can serve as a source of tranquility. Design Recipes Pool Pools are more popular than ever. While pools have long been considered to be expensive luxury items, various price points and options are available. A vinyl liner pool serves as prime entertainment space in a backyard. Design Recipes Outdoor kitchens Warm weather months are an ideal time to enjoy dining alfresco. Outdoor kitchens continue to grow in popularity and can either be purchased as components or built-in. A portable outdoor kitchen appears built-in when placed on a bluestone patio. Design Recipes Spas Hot tubs and saunas come in all shapes and sizes. Whether solo in a backyard or in tandem with other outdoor entertainment, they still have high appeal. An outdoor spa and shower added to what used to be an empty grassy backyard area. Design Recipes Family-friendly fun Swingsets and trampolines continue to offer family appeal. Design Recipes Tags Wire Dcc Tns Ldcjd Travel Travels Staycation Fire Pits Outdoor Theater Pandemic Travel Coronavirus Covid-19 Ponds Pools Spas Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.