Even the most reluctant party-givers turn into “Hosts with the Mosts” over the summer. That’s because they can move the party outdoors, and that means:
1. A more casual, relaxed event
2. No need to super-clean your house
3. The ability to invite lots more people
The key to summer entertaining is having the right outdoor living space. With all the options available today, you can essentially design a deck and outdoor kitchen that has more features than your home’s indoor equivalent. Here are some examples:
A “smokin’” picnic – You don’t have to go to a restaurant to have great tasting ribs or plain ‘ol burgers. A built-in smoker is one of the many options available in an outdoor kitchen. There are also a variety of grills you can choose from as well as warming drawers to keep rolls toasty. Summer barbecues often last all day, so there’s plenty of time to smoke some meat while you and your guests hang out and just enjoy the aromas. And in the evening the kids will love having s’mores by the fire pit.
Baby/wedding showers – There’s nothing nicer than an outdoor baby or wedding shower, and your home can be the ideal location for this happy event. Your deck can include built-in seating as well as a full kitchen complete with counters, a fridge and ice-maker. It’s the perfect place to celebrate your guest of honor as you sip cool drinks and enjoy the warm breeze.
Anniversary parties – Turn these often-formal events into celebrations that are fun for all generations. A covered deck or pergola with a ceiling fan can keep guests cool while the kids play outside in sun. And your outdoor kitchen allows you to socialize while you prepare and serve a special dinner, capped with an anniversary cake.
With ball games to watch on your outdoor TV, birthdays to celebrate and end-of-summer picnics for kids leaving for college, there’s no limit to your summer entertainment options. We want to help you make the most of these opportunities with an outdoor space that has options you never thought possible.
Outdoor entertaining…another reason to love summer!