With so many travel restrictions in place around the world this summer, it’s looking more and more like staying home is the best plan. This gives you a chance to enjoy your own space and stay safe. So if that’s the case, why not bring the vacation vibe to your home with a fabulous hot tub in the yard. But rather than just plunking it any old spot, here are some tips that you can use to create a holiday-vibe in your yard built around the hot tub.
Give Thought to the Placement
One of the first things you’ll want to think about is where you plan to put the hot tub. Many people choose to put it on a patio or deck, so it is on a hard and level surface.
If you have a door from your home that leads into the garden or yard, you may want to put the hot tub in close proximity for easy access. This can come in handy when the weather gets a little chillier, as you can quickly go from the house into the hot tub since you can use it year-round.
Another thing to consider is the shade vs. sun in that spot; you may not want it in full sun, or then again, maybe that’s what you prefer.
Create a Sense of Privacy
The next step is to create a sense of privacy around the hot tub. This can be done with fencing, decorative lattice, decorative screening that you can move around, a large umbrella with a movable base (this doubles as shade when needed), perhaps a gazebo, or even plants. You don’t have to be totally blocked and hidden, but a little privacy is nice.
Bring in Nature
If you were to visit a beach resort or hotel, one of the things that would help to create that holiday-atmosphere is lush greenery and foliage. This is something you can also include in your design plan. Planting items that will bring that sense of nature, a pop of colour, and interest will really help to set the scene.
What About the Lighting Plan?
Of course, if you plan on using your hot tub in the evening hours, you’re also going to need to think about lighting. There is the lighting you’ll need around the hot tub itself, and also the pathway that leads to it. This will prevent any falls or accidents as you make your way there. As well, it extends the use of the tub since you don’t have to wait for daylight.
Go All Out with a Swim Spa
The final tip comes straight from Oasis Leisure, and that’s to go all out and invest in a swim spa. These are essentially massive hot tubs that are big enough for you to swim in. What makes these better than a pool for many people is that unlike a pool, you can use it year-round.
A Backyard You’re Happy to Vacation In
Just because your original travel plans may need to be put on hold this summer, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fabulous holiday all the same. Turning your own backyard into an oasis complete with a hot tub could be just what you need.