Instead of taking a summer vacation this year, many people are starting to enhance their Western New York backyards for year round enjoyment. This trend is called staycations and across the country people are enhancing their yards. So it is no wonder Buffalonians are do so. Granted, year round is a matter of your tolerance for the cold weather. Fortunately for Buffalonians a little snow doesn’t stop us! Just install a fire pit!
How are your Western New York neighbors enhancing their back yards? Some are installing incredible home theatre systems, others are setting up incredible outdoor grills, some install pools and others are making the backyard the perfect place for the kids to play; both young and old.
Outdoor Theatre Systems
Home theatre systems are one of the most popular requests with many Luxury WNY home buyers and many are beginning to take it outdoors. The whole concept of backyard entertainment all started with the Princess Cruise Lines: Movie Under the Stars. This was a big hit, people loved it and the trend has expanded onto other ships as well. Now you can take that idea and apply it to your Buffalo area yard with your very own private outdoor theatre. When you decide to do this, don’t be surprised when the neighbors show up unannounced!
Outdoor Grill System
Cal Spas has just what you need for the ultimate outdoor grilling experience! They even have a complete home theater system with a 63-inch LCD flat panel HDTV; surround sound, iPod docking station, Sirius satellite radio, and hookups for gaming consoles.
Also on board for the party are:
- a five-burner BBQ grill
- a wet bar
- weatherproof recliners with cup holders
- two fire pits
On top of that, the theater system is built to marine grade specifications for protection from the elements.
Other Resources for Grills:
Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Buffalonians know Pizza! There are tons of restaurants that serve this popular food. Sometimes though, the best pizza is created at home with your favorite ingredients. Not a great thing in the heat of summer when the thought of heating up the whole kitchen to make pizza is not exactly appealing!
How about purchasing an authentic European wood-fired oven which is handmade in Portugal! The oven infuses everything it cooks with a kiss of smoky goodness, producing tender and flavorful fish, meat, vegetables, breads and of course Pizza.
Outdoor Pizza Oven Resources:
Backyard Putting Green
Most Western New Yorkers don’t have the joy of being able to golf year long. So what is an avid golfer to do to practice their putt Install a synthetic putting green surface that looks and feels like natural grass. It’s ideal for backyard practice. Play in wet weather, no watering, no mowing, no seeding or fertilizing. Occasional brushing (fifteen minutes) keeps the green conditioned for year-round play.
Enjoy practicing your short game in the convenience of your Western New York back yard! For the avid golfer to have your own putting green is a wonderful thing! Again don’t be surprised if you are suddenly very popular with your friends…
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Backyard Tree Houses
There is something magical and wondrous about a Tree House. The Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne are a wonderful series of books for young children. My son enjoyed these books that take Jack and Annie throughout history and around the world. Peter Pan, the Swiss Family Robinson all lived in Tree Houses. There is something magical about tree houses!
Tree Houses can be as simple as a few pieces of wood on branches, or they can be elaborate homes in the sky. Perhaps your home doesn’t have a tree to support such a wonderful place to play, well there ones designed to be on the ground too!
Tree & Play House Resources:
- Tree House Guide
- Free Tree House Plans
- The Children’s Cottage Company
- Whimsical Outdoor Playhouses
- Build the Ultimate Tree House
You might want to add a batting cage, a basketball court or even a tennis court for your sports fans. Perhaps you might enhance your yard with a Pergola, Gazebo or just great comfortable outdoor furniture. No matter what you do, make sure that you do enhancements to add to your enjoyment of your home.
Don’t have a yard and need assistance finding that perfect backyard? Call me today at (716) 650-0051to find the perfect Western New York yard!
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