Entertaining well starts with a solid setup, with all of the equipment, furniture, and space you need to have people over and help them enjoy the time they spend with you. Once you’ve created the perfect indoor entertainment room, it’s time to take a look at your outdoor space and spruce that up as well. Create an elegant outdoor entertaining space with these features your family and guests will love.
Tiered Deck: Start your elegant outdoor space right outside your back door with the help of a tiered deck. This serves as a transition from your house to your yard, while also providing several spaces along the way for different activities, like playing, grilling, and relaxing. Incorporate planters into your deck to bring color and life, and consider adding a hot tub, if you have space, for the ultimate in luxury for you and your guests.
Wet or Dry Bar: You’ll be serving up all sorts of food and drinks outside, so create a space to serve those from. A simple dry bar can stock basic supplies and act as a workspace and serving area, and a wet bar allows you to do more food preparation and even wash the dishes you keep outside. Set up your bar near the main seating area so it’s always close at hand for the guests. If you’re installing a wet bar, it will be best near your home to minimize the cost of running plumbing to it. [Read more…]