With a bit of creative energy, you can transform your standard yard into a versatile area to relax and entertain, extending your living space outdoors and adding value to your home.
Here are three improvements to consider.
Anyone who has hosted a party outdoors knows that one of the biggest challenges for keeping guests happy is keeping drinks refilled. While a cooler suffices for chilling beverages, a fully-stocked bar outdoors can expand your hosting capabilities and save you the trouble of going in and out of the house unnecessarily.
It can be as simple as a small serving station with room for a few barstools or much more involved, depending on your space and needs. To protect against both rain and shine, consider a covered bar so both you and your guests can stay comfortable.
Take into account your landscaping and design style when making decisions. Whatever material you opt for, make sure it is waterproofed for longevity.
A fireplace makes an excellent year-round focal point and can enhance outdoor entertaining.
“A contemporary fireplace is a sophisticated way to extend your living space beyond the walls of your home,” says Monica Turner, product manager for Heat & Glo.
Contemporary, innovative designs are allowing homeowners to execute this upgrade with style and an expectation of durability — like the Palazzo from Heat & Glo, which features a linear design with a clean look and is built to withstand the elements. The Palazzo features marine-grade premium stainless steel that will maintain its luster for years, outdoor-rated, multi-colored LED lights that shine through crushed glass for visual appeal, and an industry-first retractable Power Screen that ensures safety, moving up and down at the press of a button and preventing debris from entering the fireplace. For more information, visit heatnglo.com.
Patio furniture has come a long way in recent years. No longer do you need to sacrifice complete comfort when spending time in the great outdoors — you can outfit your deck or patio with couches and daybeds. Cushioning made from state-of-the-art fabrics designed for the outdoors is making it possible to transform a deck into a veritable living room.
Complete the feel with all the entertainment trappings you could expect to enjoy indoors, such as speakers or even a television.
This season, spend some time outdoors. A few key additions to the space can offer maximum comfort and fun.