There’s no better time than summer to spend hours outside. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The air stays warm through the day and into evening.
In fact, you may even prefer taking your vacation in your own backyard instead of packing everything up into the car and driving to the beach or the mountains. With barbecues, outdoor kitchens, patios and fireplaces, today’s backyards are relaxing, recreational entertainment spaces—personal escapes, if you will.