Essentials for Backyard Entertaining
barbecue grill or cook top is key.
citrus candles to keep the bugs away.
Cover food, especially if serving meat and sweet drinks.
seating is necessary for everyone.
For large groups, if you have built-in seating or seat walls,
these can supplement garden furniture.
They also keep the garden looking uncluttered.
need easy access to the kitchen.
In addition, you want to design good traffic flow from house
to garden and around outdoor living space.
umbrellas or other shade makers for afternoon parties in hot
make great decorating items.
or buffet surfaces is basic.
you do not have built-in countertops, you can use portable carts or
need outdoor lighting for evening parties.
Outdoor grilling is no longer
just a grill. Today it includes grills, side burners, ovens, refrigerators,
countertops, sinks, cabinets, lighting, electricity, cable televisions,
speakers, fireplaces, and adjacent eating areas. Fresh air,
flowers and fresh breezes replace the walls and ceilings.