Nothing beats having to spend a day outside and bask in the sun, or feeling the cool night air in the evening. If you enjoy having an outdoor entertainment like me, then you don’t need to hire someone else to do the hard work for you. If was have just bought your first smoker and want to put on a show, or just barbecuing for the family, you can set up your own outdoor entertainment space yourself.
Step 1: Create a Plan
How big do you want the outdoor space to be? What activities do you plan on holding there? How many people do you think would regularly use the space? As I live alone with my pugs, my outdoor entertainment space merely consists of a recliner chair and an umbrella for hot days. It’s a place where I can read quietly while basking in the sun.
Step 2: Purchase the Necessary Equipment
If you’re like me– you live alone and don’t often invite friends over, then a small table, a couch or chair, and a canopy or umbrella will do. However, when you’re one to hold parties in your big garden, then you’d need something more. You might need to purchase a gas smoker so you can easily prepare the food during barbecue parties.
Step 3: Set Up The Outdoor Entertainment Space
If you have a deck outside, then you can simply put a couch and a medium-sized table with other accessories like a TV, lamps, etc. But if you don’t have it, just look for a plain area and set up your tables and chairs there. Again, you can put canopy to shelter you from the heat.
Don’t forget to set a theme. You can match the palette of your outdoor entertainment space with your home interior, or you can choose a new palette for your garden altogether. But never randomly place things with different style and color together.
Step 4: Install Proper Lighting
The outdoor is most beautiful at night. However, if you want to enjoy your stay there, you must be able to install lighting. Choose one that could bring out the mood you like. For instance, if you want to be a romantic, you can choose dim lights. On the other hand, if you’re having a family event outside at night, then go for bright lights. If you want to have both, then pick those whose brightness you can control through a switch.
Step 5: Sit Back and Enjoy
After you’re done setting up your outdoor entertainment space, you can sit back and fully enjoy the view of your garden. Hold parties whenever you like and relax on stressful days.