As the spring creeps toward the summer, it’s time to think about heading outdoors. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, functionality and fun go hand-in-hand. Keeping things casual means keeping things simple. It might seem like fun to bring out a big screen television to watch movies in the dark, but it can be difficult to set up and care for.
Start with these easy suggestions, and you’ll create an entertainment area that everyone can enjoy.
Outdoor Placement And Furniture
Determine where you want your entertainment area to be. Choose a spot that’s near an entryway to the house for convenience. A deck or patio is the perfect place to start, but if you don’t have one, create one with outdoor flooring. Avoid timbre as this can splinter and be prone to rot.
Once you have your spot, choose outdoor furniture, benches, and tables that provide ample seating for guests.
Lighting And Shade
When the hot summer sun beats down upon your entertainment area, you’ll need shade to keep everyone cool. A motorised awning is easy to install and provides the perfect retreat from the sun with the touch of a button. It also keeps seating dry when an unexpected shower hits.
The right lighting is essential for evening entertainment, so choose from string lights, solar pathway markers, and sconces.
Food And Fire
If an outdoor kitchen is not feasible, a small outdoor refrigerator is the perfect place to keep drinks and snacks cold. A kitchen island bench can come in handy for prepping and serving snacks while you socialize.
An outdoor fire pit adds the perfect touch of ambiance to keep any event going long into the night.
From holiday parties to simple summertime get togethers, now is the time to get your garden ready to host friends and family for summertime fun.