Get Your Outdoor Space Ready For Home EntertainingMay 23, 2016
Summer is coming and with it comes plenty of opportunities for home entertaining. That means it’s time to make preparations and get your home’s outdoor space in order.
As a custom home builder in Ocala, we at Luetgert Development are very familiar with designing and creating wonderful outdoor spaces for our clients. Today’s homeowners want to spend time with family and guests both inside and outside their home. We work with clients to create outdoor living areas that best suit their needs.
As you look ahead to summer home entertaining, consider these tips to get your outdoor living space ready.
Plenty of Seating
Make sure you have plenty of seating for your guests. You’ll want to have a table and chairs but also include some additional seating, perhaps a few lounge chairs and stackable Adirondack-type chairs. Consider adding some wooden benches as they can serve as both seating and tables for plates and drinks.
What’s an outdoor party without food? If you need help adding an outdoor kitchen area to your home, we can assist you with that, whether it’s an addition to the back of your home or a freestanding space. This is a very popular home feature. At the very least, you’ll want to make sure your grill is in good working order. Don’t wait until guests arrive to get going on the grill. You can grill some things in advance and keep them warm until meal time. That way you won’t have to spend all your time in front of the grill.
Plants and Flowers
Before you hold your first gathering, be sure to get your lawn and landscaping in order. You may want to incorporate some color into your outdoor space by adding some flowering plants to your landscape and around your patio.
Whether you have kids or not, everyone enjoys some fun backyard games on the lawn. Create a space for this and layout the games you’d like to play, whether it’s corn hole, lawn darts, bocce ball, croquet, Frisbee or another type game. Choose something that your family enjoys playing and invite guests to join in the fun.
Outdoor lighting is crucial to your summer parties as it helps create a festive mood once the sun goes down. Choose lighting for the perimeter of your space so guests can see and move around safely. String lights in trees and around your patio or terrace to add to the ambiance.
What do you think about these summer home entertaining tips? If you have questions about this article or our services, contact us today.