When buying a home, many buyers take into consideration if the home is well suited for entertaining. Is the kitchen large and welcoming, is there good rooms for guests and so on. But an often overlooked area, that will in all likelihood be used the most for entertaining is the back yard.
Back yards are where you can sit with your friends and neighbors and have a drink, grill some food and just have a good time. Setting up your back yard to be the perfect place for entertaining is easy and affordable as well. Here are a few ideas to help you create the perfect backyard for entertaining.
How To Create An Entertaining Backyard
Use Lots Of Light
Lighting for backyards doesn’t have to be too complicated, just remember these couple of things. First, paths, stairs and walkways need to be lit up. You want your guest to be able to see where they are going. Overhead light accomplish this the best. Next, don’t overdue the lights, backyard light should provide just enough light to see where you’re going and see each others faces, but not enough to be able to read a book.
Invest In Some Quality Outdoor Furniutre
Having guest over and then having them sit in uncomfortable and rickety wood furniture or old folding chairs does not create a welcoming back yard. Consider buying some nice chairs with pads, a loveseat and a nice outdoor rug. With the rug, you can make any area of the yard warm and inviting.
Add In Fire For Heat and Ambience
Nothing sets a mood quite like a fire. Consider installing a nice fire pit or purchasing a portable fire pit. This will provide light, warmth and ambience to your outdoor environment. If you don’t want a fire in your back yard, consider purchasing an outdoor heater to use on those cool spring and fall evenings.