Entertaining at Home
June 18, 2020

Entertaining at Home: Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space

When you want to create the perfect outdoor experience while entertaining at home, explore these inspiring ideas for your next soiree!

Imagine the scene.

Your friends and loved ones are over, and you’re all outside. Everyone is smiling, getting along nicely, dancing to the music coming out of the speakers. The kids are running around playing tag, you’re sipping on lemonade over the grill full of hamburgers, and the sun is shining.

It all sounds great, doesn’t it?

Now—insert dead grass, wilting flowers, drooping gutters, oh my! What will the party-goers think then?

When entertaining at home and hosting BBQs and the like, you’ve got to consider the setting: your backyard. How does it look? Is it a place that invites relaxation, good vibes, and a sense of ease?

Before you start planning your next pool party, it’s time to create the oasis of your dreams. Not only will this give you a fantastic sense of pride, but it’s sure to be a talking point among all your guests.

Keep reading to see what essential considerations you should be making pre-party.

Enjoy a Shaded Backyard Patio

For those excruciatingly hot summer days, nothing’s more appropriate than a shaded patio to provide you and your guests with some relief.

You can take cover in several ways:

  • Adding a large sail shade
  • Considering a pergola, which allows just enough sun through without being overwhelming
  • Buying a patio table with an attached umbrella
  • Installing curtains around your pergola
  • Getting a stand-alone canopy

We will work with you to develop a patio design and walkway stone combination that’s right for your property. Bonus: For additional seating, consider bench walls!

The options are many, and the decision’s up to you!

Think About Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

What better way to entertain at home than by having an outdoor kitchen?

If all your guests are outside and you’re inside by yourself cooking up some grub, you’re sure to feel a little bit of FOMO (that’s “fear of missing out”). Combat the isolation of being in the kitchen by cooking right where the action is—in your backyard!

Whether you’re hosting a full-fledged backyard BBQ or keeping it chill by grilling hot dogs and ears of corn, an outdoor kitchen ensures that no one’s getting left out.

Host Parties Into the Evening With Landscape Lighting

Having landscape lighting comes with plenty of benefits:

  • It ensures everyone can navigate the property safely by illuminating the area
  • It provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere well into the nighttime
  • It prevents unwanted visitors from targeting your home
  • It highlights your beautiful landscape, trees, shrubs, and more

Landscape lighting can be energy-efficient, too. Consider having motion sensors, LED lights, timers, or even seasonal lights.

Make Sure Your Lawn, Trees, and Shrubs Are Cared For

Do your plants require fertilizer? Is your backyard tick-infested? How can you de-winterize your irrigation system for spring!?

These are just a few of many considerations when it comes to your lawn.

It can be challenging to keep everything in check. How can you keep track of all these different chores? That’s why hiring a professional landscaping service can take some of the pressure off your shoulders and ensure you check all the boxes of lawn care and maintenance.

Landscapers can make your area look beautiful not only now, but into the future.

For example, they practice tree care that promotes health and longevity, leaving you with gorgeous trees as the years go by. A neglected tree not only looks unappealing, but it can be burdensome for your landscape.

Consider a Fire Feature

Let’s be honest—what outdoor party is complete without a fire to gaze at all night?

Not only are fire features excellent for aesthetic purposes, but they provide everyone in the vicinity with warmth, allowing you to host parties even in the colder months. Additionally, you can use the fire to cook S’Mores, hot dogs, you name it!

Fire features don’t have to be a hassle. If you’re not interested in renovating and making room for an installation, you can buy above-ground fire features such as propane fire pits, brick fire pits, wood fire pits, and more.

Of course, if you have the will, time, and budget, building a custom fireplace in your backyard is another popular option for many homeowners. Then, after the party’s over, you can sit by the fire and enjoy some peace, quiet, and warmth.

Go With the Flow by Adding a Water Feature

When it comes to water features, your options are aplenty. Just like fire features, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

Does your home have a pond or a waterfall? If you have a pool, does it have a pool fountain?

If you want to feel like you have your own private nature reserve, right in the comforts of your home, you can consider adding some type of water feature to your front- or backyard. The sound of running water, not to mention the beautiful aesthetics, will have soothing effects in no time.

You’re All Set for Entertaining at Home

Keeping these points in mind, your next party is sure to be amazing.

Entertaining at home requires some planning and preparation—but it doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s where we come in.

High Tech Landscapes, Inc. can make sure your landscape is looking nice and tended to before you invite the neighbors over. We can install that dream outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted or the lights that’ll keep your party going into the late hours. Let’s help you so that you can focus on the food, drinks, and games, and we’ll take care of the hard stuff.

Contact us today to see how we can help you create the perfect backyard oasis.

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