Staycations - The New Normal?

Serving Families Throughout Olathe & the Greater KC Area
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2020 has been a year of uncertainty and fear. Under these circumstances, people would normally turn towards vacations as a means of blowing off steam and decompressing from the pressures of everyday life; sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has made even that a virtual impossibility.

Because of this, more and more people are turning towards the old idea of “staycations” as a way to get away without ever leaving home.

What Is It?

A staycation means unplugging from the world, closing the door, and shutting out the stress of the outside world as you relax and unwind. Staycations are becoming more and more popular with so many holiday destinations closed, or high risk.


What Does an Electrician Have to do With It?

With so much time being spent at home, people are turning their attention to all the little side projects they’d thought about over the years but never actually completed. Increasing comfort, making your home and its facilities more attractive, and improving your home value are all critical components of the staycation plan.

With most of these projects comes a need for electrical work, which should always be completed by a trained, experienced, and licensed electrician. In our region, many home improvement projects require supervision or inspection by a licensed electrician.


There are so many things you COULD do to make your home more comfortable during your staycation, but some of the most popular that we’ve seen involve decks, patios, porches, and gazebos:

  • Deck Fans

    Create a permanent breeze with these powerful, weatherproof ceiling fans. Capable of generating some impressive force, this prevents the Kansas heat from ruining your outside enjoyment.

  • Lighting Upgrades

    Whether it’s string, recessed, under-deck, stair, or mood, lighting your space can be one of the most cost-effective ways to really brighten up and add some variety to your exterior space. Most importantly, subtle changes to smart lighting can completely change the atmosphere of your area, allowing you to set the mood for yourself and your guests at the touch of a button.

  • Pools

    I’m sure most of us have seen the national pool shortage recently. The residential pool industry is seeing its biggest boom in decades with new installations booking months in advance. With new pools come significant new electrical requirements. Check out our blog post on pool installation requirements for more information!

  • Heating

    We may be deep into the summer, but It’s never too early to plan ahead for that fall and winter outdoor experience. A warm deck on a freezing cold day, looking out at the snow touched trees, can be a truly magical experience, especially if they’re bathed in the glow of a custom lighting system. Built-in heating upgrades, as well as exterior outlets for portable heating units, is an essential part of the winter outdoor atmosphere.

There’s no telling when our current situation will get better, but we know that things will never be the same again. Take advantage of the crisis, and make your home a thing to remember!

Whatever your project, the expert electricians at Bickimer Electric have you covered. Give our friendly team a call at (913) 399-1790, or book online using the handy buttons above

Proudly serving the Overland Park and surrounding areas, Bickimer Electric is your number one Kansas City electrical specialist!

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