• 5 Tips to Having Fun at Home This Summer

  • Here at Surroundings by Natureworks, we’re honored to work with our community to provide indoor and outdoor renovations that make home the place you want to be. Whether you’re social distancing, making up for canceled events, or just looking to make the most of your home life, we have some tips for enjoying your outdoor space even more this summer.

    Add entertainment value to your landscape design.

    Now that you’re staying home more than ever, consider adding an interactive play structure to your space, such as a custom-built horseshoe pit, bocce ball court or even a life-size chess board.

    Get artsy in the back yard.

    You don’t have to go to a studio to get your creative juices flowing. Check out the classes offered from Carmel’s Arts & Design District or head over to Nickle Plate Arts website for a list of resources and virtual experiences for you to continue experiencing art from home.

    Host a movie night or stream a virtual concert on the big screen.

    Adding a sound system and big screen TV can be a simple addition to your outdoor space. But if you’re not ready to commit to a project or are looking for a bigger and better experience, consider hiring a local provider such as Fun Flicks to take care of all the details… including the popcorn.

    Enjoy happy hour or a wine tasting at home.

    Whether it’s just you and your better half, or a small group of friends and family, there are a few ways you can unwind in a socially distancing way. The Cork and Barrel can offer a completely customizable tasting experience either virtually or in-person at your home. Need a custom charcuterie board? They can bring that too. Hotel Tango Distillery is also hosting free virtual happy hour and cocktail classes every Friday, LIVE on Instagram and Facebook at 6pm. Typically on the Wednesday before, they’ll post the ingredients needed and you can just follow along from home.

    Support the arts and hire a local band for your home entertainment.

    There’s nothing like the experience of live music. While public venues are canceling their summer concerts, that doesn’t mean you have to go without. Check out this list of the Top 100 Bands in Indy from Do317.com to find the perfect act.


    So, while the world around us may look different, we still have the same commitment to helping you make the best of the time you spend at home. Give us a call to see how we can help you maximize your space so you can stay home and be moved.