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Labor Day Staycation Relaxation

September 3, 2012
Who doesn’t love a long weekend? An extra day to enjoy however you like. If you’re laying low this Labor Day and looking for peace and quiet in your outdoor space for a staycation relaxation, we’ve got a few tips to help you unwind. Comfortable furniture is key in relaxing outside. We love chaise lounges because they allow for multiple activities – sunbathing, reading, gossiping with friends. Your outdoor space should be like a second living room. Choose plush cushions with fabric that can stand up to Mother Nature’s elements. A light throw is great for covering up if there’s a breeze. There’s nothing more serene than listening to nature’s music – chirping birds, leaves swaying in the wind, or the pitter-patter of running water. A Belgard water feature not only looks beautiful and blends seamlessly with the natural environment, but the sound of moving water can help put you in the vacation state of mind. Even though the temperature is becoming more tolerable, the sun’s damaging UV rays can still harm your skin. An awning or umbrella can create a shady hideaway perfect for an afternoon catnap. The last thing you want to do on vacation is think about your responsibilities. Planning dinner doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep it simple with an easy meal you can just throw on the grill, like this recipe for Barbequed Salmon from Sunset magazine. Clean-up is a breeze too; it cooks on heavy-duty foil. Your patio is your oasis; design it to capture the style that helps you relax, whether that’s classic, rustic or modern. Visit for a complimentary Idea Book and start planning your staycation relaxation destination.

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