Creating the Ultimate Backyard for Entertaining
The time of year for outdoor entertaining is upon us—is your backyard ready? Design experts will tell you to have a focused vision for your space before you get started, so we’ve pulled together three of the best backyard designs (and also a few expert tips) to help you envision your ultimate outdoor oasis.
For the cooks: Your focus will be on a grill that rivals your neighbor’s and ample seating. To host a truly legendary dinner party al fresco, your dining set must comfortably seat your guest list, and don’t forget to protect your guests from the elements—patio umbrella during the day and patio heater into the night. Remember: Summer dinner parties are a marathon, not a sprint!
For the social butterflies: Think circular seating. Your focus is on keeping the lively conversation and games going long after the sun has set. What does this entail? Comfy cushions, side tables for drinks, and a stunning fire bowl with reflective fire glass for the perfect nighttime illumination.
For the weekend loungers: The element of water is all that’s needed to transform a backyard into an oasis. A waterfall-firewall feature under a pergola adorned with twinkle lights will send you and your guests into a state of nirvana. Ah, summer under the stars—does life get any better than this?
Explore the infographic below to learn how to customize your backyard retreat, and check out all the unique features Starfire Direct carries to bring your vision to life.
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