Are you looking forward to hosting friends and family in your back yard this year? Whether you’re planning a long-overdue reunion or a casual weekend get together, you’ll want your space to be prepared.
That may mean looking great, and it may mean offering features and amenities that will add to the experience. With summer weather on the horizon, it’s time to grab your party hat and get ready to enjoy the season!
We’ve collected five of our popular blogs about creating an entertaining space that you can love, enjoy and be proud of. Read one, read them all, and imagine what your space could be with a little bit of design TLC.
Get Your Back Yard Ready To Entertain This Summer
If you love back yard entertaining, this is a great place to start! Get an inside view of what you should be thinking about if you plan to host anything from a cozy brunch to a big pool party.
We’re not talking placemats and party hats, either – we’re getting serious about looking at your back yard with an analytical eye. We want to help you create a space that works. That means it works for you, your lifestyle, your family, and your guests, with plenty of smart adaptations for yard size, weather and more!
Outdoor Entertaining Areas Need Great Seating. These Ideas Will Help.
You can design your little heart out, but if you don’t offer guests the right kind of seating, you will literally end up with a party where everyone just stands around.
Seating comes in a vast array of styles, shapes and configurations. Choosing can be daunting, but if you know what to look for – and what to avoid – you’ll make smart and stylish decisions that will work perfectly for you and your next event.
7 Tips For Designing An Outdoor Kitchen You’ll Love All Year Long
Whether you’re planning a party for a large group or just your immediate household, an outdoor kitchen can offer the pleasure and convenience of cooking up your masterpieces en plein air.
There are so many exciting options when it comes to kitchens that choosing yours is half the fun. It can also be a bit overwhelming! But as with so many things, some thoughtful planning before you begin will lead you to the choices that make the most sense for you. As an added bonus, you will end up with an outdoor cooking area that you can use through all four seasons.
Landscape Lighting Ideas For Evening Outdoor Entertaining
The best parties last long after the sun has gone. So whether you plan on hosting an evening soiree or you’re starting early and want the fun to last as long as possible, you’ll need to think about lighting your outdoor space.
Lighting is both functional and beautiful, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for how to incorporate it to create the effect you want. Go for drama, go for elegance, go for whimsy… or mix and match for different effects throughout your yard.
Prepare A Stunning Landscape For Your Wedding Photos And Celebration
If you or someone you know are about to walk down the aisle, this is for you! We’re not talking tents and hors d’oeuvres, but how to set up your space to create a beautiful backdrop for the big day. From plants and flowers to water and lighting, there’s plenty you can do to get your space celebration-worthy, whether it’s for photos or parties.
Plan ahead and not only will you have a gorgeous setting for the happy couple, but you’ll be able to enjoy your space season after season and year after year.
8 Landscaping & Design Mistakes That Will Rain On Your Back Yard Parade
Sometimes a good dose of “what not to do” can help you avoid some unpleasant, and possibly costly, mistakes.
You might recognize some of these if you read through our other featured blogs, but it’s always good to reinforce an idea and see what happens when you ignore it. You’ll also pick up some new tidbits to tuck under that party hat. By the time you’re ready for your next back yard bonanza, you won’t be making these amateur omissions!
Have you been inspired to make any changes to your space? If you love to entertain and want to talk about getting your yard ready for the biggest entertaining season of the year, contact us for a consultation. We’ll visit your home, make recommendations, and help you plan a space that fits your entertaining style perfectly.