Having guests over is a great way to celebrate milestones or have fun with friends and family, but you need a place to entertain. How is your outdoor entertainment area? Here are a few things you can do to improve your outdoor living space for guests this summer.
Build a fire pit
While you don’t require warmth in the summertime, a fire pit can be a great way to gather in any season. There are commercially available fire pits that use gas, propane or wood, so you’ll want to choose what works for you. Make sure it’s situated in a safe place to prevent injuries or unintentional fires. Build or place seating around it to create a cozy spot for gathering.
Install a water feature
Water can also make a great focal point for outdoor entertainment spaces. A fountain keeps the water flowing and provides guests with relaxing white noise. If you’re ready for more maintenance, you can install a koi pond with plants to create a relaxing setting in your yard.
Focus on seating
The key to entertaining is to ensure that you have seating. Choose comfortable outdoor seats such as a sectional sofa or chairs on a deck or patio. You can also have additional seating, such as folding lawn chairs or stools.
Sunshades for hot days
The summertime can be hot, but that doesn’t mean you have to take the party inside. Consider adding a sunshade to protect you and your loved ones from the sun. You can install a roof system, an awning or sunshades to keep your outdoor space cool.
Cooking and beverages
Having friends and family over means pulling out all the stops on hospitality. You can create a cooking space outside to entertain. A barbecue, smoker, outdoor burner, refrigerator or wet bar can be installed depending on the size of your area and entertaining interests.