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Staycationing? Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis!
Staycationing? Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis!7/28/2020

black family playing in kiddie poolFor many people, summer travel plans have been cancelled. This means most of us are choosing to hit the road this summer, or staycation at home.

A staycation doesn’t need to be boring. You can turn your own backyard into a summer oasis!

Upgrade your outdoor furniture

Whether you’re sunning on the patio or grilling up dinner for the family, you’ll feel more of that vacay vibe with the right furniture. It doesn’t have to be pricey; a little ingenuity will really make those dollars stretch.

Make your outdoor space seem bigger by creating different seating areas for different purposes. Think a cozy coffee nook for mornings, a lazy hammock for getting lost inside the pages of a summer thriller, a pair of lounge chairs for catching the afternoon sun and a patio table for entertaining guests. You can even go all out and designate a small area for nighttime fireside fun (s’mores anyone?).

If you’ve already got a nice patio set, freshen it up by replacing the cushions and adding some summery throw pillows for a whole new look.

Don’t forget to take a look at your outdoor lighting as you spruce up your patio and yard. Brighten up your outdoor space with solar-powered or LED lights for a truly festive feel.

Add a splash of fun

If you don’t already have a pool, consider putting in an in-ground pool if you’ve got the space for it. Or, you can still have your floating fun with an above-ground pool. Above-ground pools can cost as little as a few hundred dollars and take a week or less to install.

Add plants and flowers

If you’re in an apartment or condo, add some potted plants, a container garden or a trellis with climbing flowers on your patio or porch. If you own a house, visit your local nursery or ask your gardener to plant drought-tolerant succulents or flowers for a splash of color that will brighten things up.

Fun for the kids

Don’t forget to create a fun space for your kids. The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor play; just have fun and let your creativity flow freely. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Put up a rock-climbing wall. If your kids are climbing the walls from being home for too long, try a DIY rock-climbing kit for endless fun that also builds strength and coordination.

  • Buy a basketball hoop and stay active with your kids.

  • If an in-ground or above-ground pool isn’t in the cards, buy a less expensive inflatable pool or install a DIY backyard splashpad. Your favorite splashpad at your local park might be closed this summer, but you can have your water fun and stay cool at home.
Financing your oasis

If you need some extra funds to turn your backyard into an oasis this summer, we can help with loans that offer low rates (lower than most credit cards!) and affordable payments!

Home Equity Line of Credit
  • Low 6-Month fixed intro rate and interest-only payments for the first 10 years

  • Borrow up to 100% of your home’s equity, up to $500,000 (borrow amounts vary depending on your loan-to-value)

  • No upfront, application or annual fees
Personal Loans
  • Borrow up to $15,000

  • 60 month repayment period

Visit us online for more information and let us help you make your backyard oasis a reality!

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