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How to spend a summer staycation

August 2018

Summer is fast approaching and as holidays abroad are limited at the moment, many of us will look to staycation instead or simply enjoy our own gardens which we spent last year sprucing up. There’s so much to do around Cumbria, South Scotland, the North East and North West for all the family, and your Story Home provides the perfect place to host a summer gathering. Here are some ideas:

  • Liven up your garden

Looking for inspiration on how to style your outdoor space? Check out our suggestions here.

  • Host a BBQ

Make use of your garden and your spacious, open plan kitchen dining area by hosting a BBQ for family or friends. Read our top tips on preparing for a BBQ.

  • Make the most of open plan living

Whether the sun is shining or not, the bi-fold doors in your Story Home mean you can enjoy your light and airy kitchen dining area and open the doors to bring the outside in.

  • Incorporate current trends into your home decor 

DIY is a common summertime activity, but you don’t need to dust off the toolbox to give your home a new look.

Why not spend some time collecting inspiration and heading for the shops to bring some of this season’s trends into your home?  The trend for botanical colours and tropical motifs is still going strong, and has evolved from impactful brights to something fresher and more subtle that works well with the clean lines of a Story Home.

  • Explore the local area

Many of our developments are surrounded by beautiful scenery and interesting places to visit, such as the Lake District, various national parks and the coast. Take advantage of this while the weather is warm and explore what your area has to offer.

For a day out slightly further afield, take a look at ‘Best things to do in England’ for some great ideas.

Are you ready to start your #summerstory? Find out more about our homes and our exclusive summer offers here.