Everyone raise your hand if you love a good summer BBQ?
Come on, who doesn’t love spending a beautiful day outside with friends and family when the smell of burgers and hot dogs on the grill are in the air, the backyard games are in full effect, the drinks are flowing, and kids are playing in the pool? In fact, if you look around, there’s probably not one person without a smile on their face – that’s the sign of the perfect summer BBQ party. So, as the summer air brings outdoor BBQ weather back into your life, here are 6 tips to help make your outdoor living space the place to be for an unforgettable BBQ party.
1. State-of-the-Art Outdoor Kitchen
When you think of the perfect BBQ party, one of the first things you think of is the food. Now, if you’re a classic, single charcoal grill guy or gal, there’s nothing wrong with that. It will get the job done but to really set the tone for the perfect summer BBQ party, a custom outdoor kitchen will be the key to it all. That’s right, we’re talking a multi-burner gas grill, stainless steel appliances, working sink, kegerator, and even a brick oven. No matter what you’re looking for, you can customize what you need and how it will look. And the best part – no more running back and forth to your kitchen when you have everything you need in your backyard.
2. Stunning Outdoor Permanent Structure
Forget your traditional lawn chairs and patio furniture and imagine soaking in the summer sun, chowing down on delicious food, and sipping on a fresh cocktail with your guests under a beautiful gazebo or pergola.
It sounds great, right? Yes, anytime you can have a permanent structure to add extra shade and another functional gathering place, you’re destined for a memorable BBQ.
3. Entertain with Amazing Pool Features
Summer BBQ’s aren’t always about good grub and good company, there needs to be some entertainment as well – and nothing makes a bigger splash than a custom swimming pool with added water features. Look into adding a custom waterfall, or rock features and laminar jets to not only add aesthetic pleasure but a fun way to keep your guests busy.
4. Add Some Natural Beauty
Anytime you host an outdoor BBQ you want to make sure your guests are fed and entertained but you also want to make sure you create a welcoming atmosphere.
A great way to do this is to surround your outdoor living space with a gorgeous display of plant life. By adding flowers, trees, and shrubs, you can help provide shade and privacy around your space so your outdoor party can feel more secluded. Plus, choose plants that help keep mosquitoes and ticks away such as mint, wormwood, rosemary, and fleabane daisy to help keep everyone comfortable.
5. Install New Masonry Work
You and your guests are going to be spending a lot of time on your patio during your BBQ
party so you might as well make it count. You can elevate your outdoor living space by choosing custom patterns, stonework, pathways, fire pits, brick ovens, brick outdoor kitchens, and more. Choose to compliment colors that blend in with the architecture of your home and trendy patterns that will make your central gathering place a thing of beauty.
6. Keep the Party Going with Outdoor Lighting
No matter what time your BBQ party starts, you’ll be ready to keep the good times rolling by adding outdoor lighting. There are many great ideas that can help keep your space illuminated but also add security and showcase all your great outdoor features. You can add step and path lights, tiki torches, color-changing LED lights in and surrounding your pool, and lights around the patio. One thing is for certain when it comes to outdoor BBQ parties, that there are multiple ways to make sure your guests have a good time and that your property sets the mood for one unbeatable summer memory. There is also no reason to feel overwhelmed to get your outdoor living space ready because you can always call the trusted team at Neave Landscaping. From helping you with pool maintenance and renovations, masonry, outdoor kitchen design and installation, planting tips, holiday and event décor and more, they can help come up with a design and plan to make sure you’re space is set up for non-stop fun in the sun. Call one of our professionals today and let’s get your backyard BBQ party started.
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