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Enjoy a Staycation in Your Own Backyard

It may be tempting to go away and get pampered at a ritzy resort, but what if you could achieve the same level of relaxation in your own backyard? Center Island Contracting’s design experts can help achieve a staycation-worthy atmosphere right at home on the north shore of Nassau County, Long Island! We specialize in home remodeling in Nassau’s very own towns of Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview and Jericho, so contact us about turning your backyard into a peaceful oasis. Below are tips on how to make your backyard staycation-worthy.


A poolside pergola will provide some shade when you need to cool down and get out of the hot sun, so sit back, relax and enjoy a book or a cocktail in peace on a plush lounge chair. Another option is to build a poolside cabana, which will look more luxurious with the addition of daybeds.

Outdoor Dining

Dining al fresco is one of the best parts of being on vacation. By installing an outdoor kitchen as well as a dining area, you can pretend you’re on vacation while never having to leave the comfort of your own home. Of course, you still have to cook, but cooking with a view makes it all better!

Fire Pit

Gathering around the fire pit in our own backyard is a nice staycation benefit. All you need are your closest friends and family members, s’mores and some wine. Fire pits can be built in brick, concrete or stone and can be either wood-burning or gas-fueled.


Think putting green, bocce court, tennis court or any other form of entertainment that fits your family’s lifestyle. Part of achieving that staycation vibe in your backyard is providing ample entertainment when the boredom seeps in, so make sure there’s plenty to do.

French Doors

French doors that overlook your backyard will make you feel like you’re in a villa in France. Well, maybe not quite like that, but you get the picture! French doors will provide ample natural sunlight on the inside of your house and provide a beautiful backdrop for the outside.


A serene garden will add to the overall feel of relaxation and serenity in your backyard. To create a truly staycation-worthy backyard, a plush garden should be one of the main eye attractions.


As your local home remodeler throughout the north shore of Nassau, we service homes in Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, and more. Our qualified professional construction management division can assist in overseeing your remodel. For the best general contractors on Long Island, Email us or call (631) 465-9765.

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