Though the temperatures are still warm, summer is technically over with the kids back in school. The weather will start cooling off soon, which means fall is just around the corner. This creates the perfect weather for get-togethers and entertaining. Whether you already have a patio, deck, or other outdoor space that can be used for entertaining or you are looking to have an outdoor space created, you will want to ensure that it is fun, functional, and just overall perfect for entertaining. Here are some tips to help ensure that you, your family, and your guests can thoroughly enjoy the great outdoors—even if it is just in your backyard!
Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie, especially if it can be watched outside? However, to enjoy watching a movie outdoors, you will need a high-quality projector screen. The best ones should be motorized so that they can release easily. Then, of course, a projector will need to be purchased, along with some popcorn, Milk Duds, and other favorites.
Fall nights can start getting pretty cool, and while cozying up beneath a blanket can get the job done, nothing beats a crackling fire. There are a variety of styles and sizes of fire pits available, so it will be easy to find one that fits your personality, taste, and dimensions of your outdoor space.
As fall approaches, the days get shorter, which means that the sun starts setting earlier in the evening. However, this doesn’t mean that your parties have to end earlier! Instead, it simply means that you need to ensure that you have proper lighting around your outdoor space so that everyone can see well. Energy-efficient LED lights are recommended and can be used anywhere and everywhere from your railings and stairs to the deck or patio itself. Whatever lights you choose, make sure you choose weather-resistant ones.
Though fall isn’t far away, you still have some warm temperatures to deal with—and the sun. So, to help you escape from the heat and the UV rays, consider installing exterior roller shades around your deck, gazebo, or patio. These shades will help to reduce the UV exposure as well as the glare from the sun, which is always helpful. Plus, you can purchase cordless roller shades, which is great if you have young children.
If you don’t want to go all out and have a full on kitchen or bar built and installed in your outdoor space (or at least not yet), then consider purchasing a small Tiki bar. You may be able to find this with stools, or you may need to buy them separately; either way, with a little bit of research, you can find an authentic-looking Tiki bar that will be perfect for serving drinks and conversing with guests at a party at your home. As it is said by Jimmy Buffy, it’s five o’clock somewhere—so you might as well start celebrating, right?
If you would like to upgrade your outdoor space or get started on planning your outdoor space, contact us at Structure Remodeling. There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy the great outdoors from y our very own backyard.