Savor Your Outdoor Oasis This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have fought for our country and have given the ultimate sacrifice.  As a national holiday, it is a day many people have off from work, and the day has become the unofficial start of the summer season.  While it’s important to take a moment or two to honor our soldiers and veterans on this patriotic holiday, Memorial Day is also the perfect opportunity to savor your own outdoor oasis, whether alone or with others.

One of the most common rituals on this holiday is the outdoor barbecue.  Many Americans flock to their backyards, or those of family or friends, to enjoy some delicious fare al fresco, while also sharing good company.  If you are the host at this year’s festivities and you have an outdoor kitchen, your guests are likely to be in for a treat.  Of course, most people with this type of set-up have the all-essential outdoor grill or barbecue to cook on.  But outdoor kitchens can be much more elaborate than that, incorporating other amenities such as bar areas, food prep and storage, other appliances, as well as attractive and comfortable areas for dining and entertaining.

Although traditional Memorial Day fare includes foods like hamburgers and hotdogs along with typical summer fixings, you can really send your guests home happy and talking about your holiday event if you have an outdoor pizza oven.  These unique wood-burning ovens can churn out some of the most authentic and delicious pizzas eaten this side of the Atlantic.  In fact, pizza is not the only thing you can cook in these outdoor ovens, but as a party host, you would be remiss if you didn’t share the mouth-watering pizzas that can be cooked in this old world style.

If you are lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, this day is also typically the official opening of this relaxing and fun-filled summer amenity.  As long as the weather cooperates, you and your guests can take a dip, play a fun game of water volleyball or basketball, or can simply float around on a raft with a festive drink in hand as you enjoy the delicious smells wafting from the outdoor grill or pizza oven.

Patios and decks also get their fair share of use on holiday weekends such as Memorial Day.  These locations are usually the main “stomping ground” during summer festivities, serving as the perfect place to sit, stand, eat, relax and socialize.  Whether big or small, this area is often the central point of your outdoor oasis, and the one that gets the most use.

So this Memorial Day, as you take some time to remember all that we have to be thankful for and remember those that have sacrificed all so that we as Americans can enjoy our freedoms, take a moment to also be thankful for the beautiful outdoor oasis that you are proud to call your own, whether you are spending the day enjoying it alone or sharing its benefits with family and friends.

For more information about how to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis, contact Millenium Stoneworks at 732-519-1112 or 347-723-6990.


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