Backyard Boredom is Real The Cure is ClifRock Panel Masonry

People are staying home more – whether they can work there or decide to stay in because of Corona Virus. Many people don’t enjoy wearing a mask, but they do it for obvious reasons.

At the time of writing this, mask wearing is mandated in many places throughout the United States. There are places where a person can not wear a mask – its called a private space.

Many office workers and business professionals still continue to work from home when they can. They will continue to make these properties as pleasant and beneficial as they can. With corona virus becoming endemic, this will grow the benefits, and so the demand of outdoor living.

WARNING: This is not legal advice, just the author’s thoughts and trend forecast.

Outdoor Living – Doing Business Outdoors

Even at the height of Corona Virus restrictions, outdoor environments were least restrictive. This is because fresh air makes the virus less transmissible, according to the CDC –

“SARS-CoV-2 viral particles spread between people more readily indoors than outdoors.” Source

Having an outdoor living space at your home or business can create a safer, healthier environment. This has been fueling growth in the outdoor living construction area for some time, and with the threat of new variants, will do so for many years to come.

Public Spaces and Masks

Public Spaces are those open to the general public such as roads, sidewalks, parks, libraries and most government buildings. They are owned by everyone, also known as the commons.

Semi-Public Spaces and Masks

There are also semi-public places that are open to the public, though privately owned. Think grocery stores, Walmart, the movie theaters and restaurants. You can’t discriminate who can enter based on race, religion and there are no memberships or club rules.

Private Spaces and Masks

Your home is a private space. A church is a private space. BJ’s is a private space – you can’t shop without a membership. During mandates, masks are typically required in Public Spaces. Many private spaces require them as well.

Family Meal

Outside is an all-natural screen filled with trees, clouds and animals. Watch it with your family more often. Cold weather? Don’t worry, Daddy doesn’t mind cooking under the stars.

House Party

Having friends and family over is safer outdoors. Having an outdoor living space allows people and businesses determine who can visit as well, and their level of comfort and safety.

Social Club

You can still smoke indoors at V.F.W. and some casinos too. Country Clubs, Churches and other membership based properties seem to be able to determine the rules in their organizations. Private commercial spaces are allowed more freedom in the rules they make.

This is not to make a moral judgement, rather to show private spaces make their own rules in America.

Panel Masons can create all these places

for less cost than traditional masonry. Outdoor Kitchens to cook, eat and entertain in.


Since every kitchen is a bar, add some fire features and you’re set to party.
Businesses like restaurants that want to move beyond take out or the “virtual experience” are going to have to adapt to grow.

They will have to create private spaces that people can visit comfortably.
Panel Masonry transforms commercial locations in a Post-Covid world.

Want to hire an installer to build the back yard or commercial location of your dreams?

Our trained, independent installers are local small businesses in your community. They can build outdoor living features for less than the cost of traditional masonry.

Written by Robert Tanguay

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