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Turn Your Backyard Hot Tub into an At-Home Spa Retreat

· Hot Tub,Home Spa,Backyard

Creating a backyard space that is the envy of the neighborhood isn’t out of reach.

If you’ve already got the hot tub, you’re more than halfway there!

Soaking in your spa is definitely a relaxing and stress-reducing pleasure.

Why not enhance the experience by adding to the overall atmosphere?

Here are some tips and tricks to make sprucing up your backyard spa a breeze.

Backyard furniture

Whether you have a deck, patio, or both, your space will benefit from some comfy seating.

Make it cozy and inviting with cushy pillows and maybe even a light throw for chilly evenings.

Arrange your outdoor furniture in such a way that those who are enjoying the hot tub can easily converse with those who aren’t.

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A side table or two provides a spot for you and your guests to put your drinks and an umbrella will block the sun when it gets too warm.

Make sure that the furniture you choose is suitable for different weather conditions and can be easily maintained.

Outdoor dining

If you’re interested in making your backyard a wonderful retreat for yourself and your guests, you’re probably also going to be doing a fair amount of grilling and eating outside.

Designate a specific area of your patio or deck for the grill and, if space allows, a table for enjoying your meals.

Placing the grill in an out-of-the-way corner can prevent it from taking away from the atmosphere you’re creating.

Whether you’re grilling with charcoal or propane, you’ll appreciate having an outdoor area in which to cook for family and friends.

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Invite some winged friends

Your backyard will attract more than just your two-legged friends if you add some specific touches. Plant a few butterfly bushes and set up a hummingbird feeder or two.

How delightful would it be to kick back in your spa while you watch these colorful flying creatures?


You have a lot of options when it comes to lighting your outdoor oasis.

Strands of twinkling lights, tiki torches, and lanterns create a restful ambiance for summer evening soaks. Citronella candles can do double duty as mosquito repellents.

You may end up desiring to spend more time outside than in!

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Think about privacy

It’s harder to achieve that cozy, secret garden, feel in your backyard if it’s within sight of the rest of the neighborhood.

If a fence to enclose your yard isn’t in the budget, you could use bamboo partitions to add some privacy to your hot tub area. Large-leafed potted plants can be strategically placed to add a level of seclusion as well.

The power of water

You already know about the calming effect of spending some time in your hot tub, but that’s not the only way to enjoy the water in your backyard.

Waterfalls, fountains and small ponds can take your outdoor living area to the next level.

Don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune to enjoy something along these lines – even the smallest water feature can add beauty and bring a calming factor to your space.

A stunning focal point

The one thing that makes the biggest difference in your outdoor space is the spa.

Your backyard oasis should be arranged so that all the different details that you’ve included can be appreciated while you’re enjoying the hot tub.

No matter what your budget is, you can implement some or all of these tips to create a stunning oasis in which you’ll love spending as much time as possible.

If you haven’t yet purchased your spa and you’re not quite sure what to look for, contact Family Pools and Spas to guide you through the process.

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