Recently, the dacha is more and more often perceived not as a place for exhausting work in the garden or new records in the garden, but as a place to relax, search for inner harmony and unity with nature. This is also due to the coronavirus: the borders are closed, and this year's dacha will be the only way for even more people to get out of the dusty and noisy city. Expert "Leroy Merlin" tells how to turn the dacha into a place where you can really have a good summer vacation, relax, rest and gain strength for new achievements.
1. Area with barbecue or barbecue
Frying kebabs on May holidays has already become a good tradition for many. When this is done in a forest or park, it is usually limited to the simplest collapsible metal structure. But at the dacha it is a completely different matter, here you want to surround yourself with comfort so that the ritual of cooking is as convenient and pleasant as possible. A stationary grill, brazier or barbecue will make the area for cooking meat or vegetables on the fire not only functional, but also beautiful.
2. Gazebo or tent
So that on the street you can arrange not only an impromptu kitchen in the form of a barbecue or barbecue, but also an open dining room, put a gazebo, a pavilion or a tent on the site. Of course, it is not at all necessary to use them only for meals - such buildings open up an unprecedented scope for all kinds of activities. You can just sit and contemplate nature or meditate, or you can read, play board games or just spend time with your loved ones, enjoying the fresh country air and not being afraid of the direct hot sun or summer rain.
3. Garden furniture
In order to organize an outdoor dining area or just a "street living room" where you can gather with the whole family or a company of friends and have fun, you should buy a set of country furniture: several sofas or armchairs, a table, benches or chairs. Garden furniture is made of materials that can easily withstand a long stay on the street - from plastic, treated with special compositions of wood, artificial rattan, aluminum, etc. Therefore, you can not be afraid if it suddenly starts to rain - it will be enough to hide only soft pillows.
4. Hammocks and swings
If you have two trees located next to each other in your country house, consider this a real success: you can fix a hammock on them, on which it is so pleasant to lie and relax in the shade of lush crowns. Almost like in novels or old films. But if there are no trees, it doesn't matter, you can buy a frame for the hammock and place it where it is convenient for you: on the terrace or veranda, under a large umbrella or canopy. And in order to spend time swinging not alone, a garden swing is perfect: it can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. Plus, many models are equipped with an insect screen so nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
5. Sun loungers
If you like to bask in the sun and sunbathe, there simply cannot be a sun lounger at your summer cottage - you can relax on it not only on the beach. And the folding options of the lounger make it easy to transfer them from place to place - including beyond the boundaries of the site, if you are lucky enough to have a pond with a beach near the dacha.
6. Swimming pool
Children will definitely be happy about the pool. And many adults too, because not everyone is lucky to have a plot on the banks of a river and even more so a warm sea. Unlike a full-fledged stationary pool, the installation of which is long and expensive, and maintenance and cleaning take a lot of time and effort, country pools - whether inflatable or frame - are easy to install and just as easy to maintain. And let them only hold a few cubic meters of water, but the pleasure is the sea.
A trampoline is a great option to spend time outdoors for both children and active and easy-going adults. Jumping on a trampoline increases the level of endorphins - "hormones of happiness" - in the blood, which significantly improves mood.
And so that you are not afraid of injury, trampoline manufacturers supply them with a protective net (it will not let you fly to the side during a strong jump), as well as soft mats that are located around the perimeter and hide metal springs.
Finally, a quality rest cannot be imagined without an aesthetic environment, because not only the body should rest, but also the mind. Set up a small decorative pond with a garden fountain in your country house: the murmur of water soothes, and if you put water lilies in the pond and surround it with a composition of your favorite plants, you get a small oasis of tranquility. If you don't already have garden paths, make them - this will make your site look more harmonious and orderly. Plant conifers, you can even add a small alpine slide. Or arrange a Japanese rock garden.
Everything is limited only by your taste and imagination. And, of course, that which gives you a sense of serenity and allows you to relax.