Your Best Summer at Home on Long Island

There is something glorious about the combination of warm summer weather and extra daylight hours that makes us want to take the party outside. Some of our best summer vacations through the years have been our “at home staycations,” and our clients on Long Island tell us repeatedly how much their investments in home improvements both indoors and out have changed their lives. Our yards can expand our living space and become a playground for friendly gatherings, an impromptu game of bocce, and for dining al fresco. There are so many ways you can savor the great outdoors and turn your backyard into a vacation-style retreat wherever you live.

Take a breath of fresh air. That hammock, outdoor sofa, or Adirondack chair is calling your name. Put nothing on your agenda for a day! Have some rosé, grab a good book, and build in some time for well-deserved relaxation.

Create a beautiful oasis. Water and fire elements do wonders for creating ambiance. A trickling fountain or a fire pit for roasting marshmallows takes your backyard to a new dimension. Lanterns with venturi technology can create dramatic spiraling flames for your dinner tablescape. Beautiful, flower-filled planters in various shapes and sizes add wonderful color and texture to your outdoor environment. Accent pillows and comfortable cushions will make you feel as if you brought your living room outside. You can even throw down an outdoor rug for the full effect. Change out the colors and pattern for a new look. If you want to take things to a luxurious extreme, add a fireplace or heater and a flat screen TV and watch movies outside under the stars.

Design an outdoor kitchen or cooking area. Outdoor kitchens are becoming more elaborate with fancy grills, weather-tight cabinetry, and countertops for food prep. An outdoor kitchen will allow you to utilize your property well beyond the summer months. Some include sinks, outdoor refrigeration, smokers, and even pizza ovens. The Kelly kids never tire of making gourmet pizza outside. Set the table with some new outdoor dinnerware, tablecloths, and drink ware. Find some great vases and arrange your own flowers for the table. It’s blissfully therapeutic.

Have the best summer EVER and vacation at home this year! BTW…If you want a pizza oven right away without waiting, we have a couple of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet pizza ovens in stock now. Call us today 516-746-3435.

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