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4 Ideas for the Ultimate Summer Staycation

4 Ideas for the Ultimate Summer Staycation

If your summer plans have been postponed, now is the time to turn your vacation into the ultimate staycation. With a little creativity and good company, you can have just as much fun in the comfort of your own home. Check out Trendmaker Homes’ four ideas for a summer staycation.

Cook a meal from your favorite place.

Have you been dying to re-create the paella you had on your trip to Spain? Or maybe there’s a dish that reminds you of a special place. Now is a great time to flex your cooking skills and try out a new destination-themed recipe. Make things fun and add to the ambiance with music and decorations from that city or country.

You can always ask Alexa for help with the recipe or the music. Trendmaker Homes’ HomeSmart® program includes Amazon Alexa-integrated features to create seamless living, and help keep you connected and comfortable.

Get festive with frozen drinks.

Want to kick things up a notch? Break out the blender for some vacation-style frozen drinks. Nothing says “I’m on vacation” like a frosty cocktail or mocktail. Try a piña colada, rock lobster, classic margarita and more. For a non-alcoholic concoction, try a Miami Vice or a layered strawberry-mango “margarita.” Add a fun glass, drinking straw or umbrella and you’re all set.

Trendmaker’s new homes in Austin make meal prep a breeze with gourmet-style kitchens that offer plenty of countertop space, welcoming islands and open floor plans. Plus, indoor/outdoor living areas create the perfect backdrop for lazing around with a cold drink in your hand.

Open kitchen in a Foss Floor Plan

Watch a summertime movie.

One way to make it feel more like summer is by watching a movie set in the summertime. From “Grease” and “The Parent Trap,” to “Mamma Mia” and “Now and Then,” there are a lot to choose from. Pop some popcorn, grab your frozen drinks and make it a summer movie night (or day) in your family room.

It’s easy to find a comfortable spot for movies in a Trendmaker home. Generous great rooms give everyone the space they need to stretch out, and flexible living spaces such as lofts and bonus rooms give you even more options for where to watch.

Media Room in a Meridian Floor Plan

Camp out at home.

Sometimes a change of scenery is all we need to feel like we’re somewhere else – even if it’s just a different part of your home. Grab your tent, sleeping bags and any other supplies you might need and set up camp in your backyard or family room. Don’t forget a flashlight for storytelling. And, of course, making s’mores is a must.

Ready to create the ultimate staycation in a brand-new home from Trendmaker?

 Explore new Trendmaker homes in Austin by clicking below.

Or reach out to our New Home Specialist in Austin, Jenn Hickman, who would be happy to help!

Jenn Hickman
New Home Specialist – Austin


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