Doing a lot of entertaining this summer? Is your house generally a hub for your friends and family to gather? If you answered yes to either of these questions you should consider building an outdoor living space that truly is an extension of your home and incorporates the following:
Include a fireplace or fire pit: Add a focal point or gathering space for your friends and family. A fireplace or fire pit creates warmth (both literally and figuratively) and serves great function while entertaining outdoors. In addition they extend your outdoor patio season!
Install a BBQ grill island: Most types of entertainment include some sort of great food and there is no better way to take advantage of summer than barbequing your favorite meals. The island will provide additional space for setting up your favourite appetizers or for serving drinks!
Build an outdoor kitchen: Just like inside your home, having a kitchen outdoors is the perfect gathering space for entertaining. It takes dining outdoors to a whole new level.
Design a paver rug: Do you need a rug that can be left outdoors in all types of weather? Have your contractor include a paver rug into your design in a complementary color and product. This trend not only adds a decorative appeal but it also defines your outdoor room. Aside from aesthetics, adding a paver rug in a stain resistant paver such as Belpasso® serves as a great choice for your outdoor kitchen.
Include seat walls: You can never have enough seating for your guests, so why not incorporate seat walls into your outdoor living room? This will save you the hassle of pulling out lawn chairs when entertaining large groups!
Add a pergola or canopy: Adding a pergola or canopy creates a shaded area, provides privacy, protects from rainy weather and adds to the overall ambience of your outdoor landscape.
Entertaining or planning a party outdoors is no easy task! Here are some ideas and things to remember for your next outdoor function:
Take advantage of patio season by entertaining in your outdoor living room as often as possible!