Whether it’s summer pool parties or crisp fall evenings by the fire you look forward to most, having a backyard designed to host guests all year round is one of the best ways to make the most out of your home and outdoor space. Our team at The Green Scene has some fantastic things you should consider when planning an entertaining area to enjoy no matter the season.
Seating Spaces for Spring
April showers bring May flowers, and having a comfortable spacious seating area to host your guests in makes the springtime that much more colorful. A pavilion or patio cover offers a shady haven to enjoy the warmer weather, either by the pool or the outdoor kitchen – preferably both! Depending on how you like to entertain, an open seating area for guests to feel welcome and relaxed is a great use of a patio or pavilion. Or, if it’s wining and dining you enjoy most, serve your famous meals and favorite drinks at a table or bar that compliments your backyard’s design and overall entertaining aesthetic under the comfort of a shady spot.
The only thing more refreshing than a cool swim on a hot summer day is a pool party in the evenings. LED pool lighting is an unforgettable feature in a backyard designed to host guests all year round, because let’s face it, who wants the party to end just because the sun goes down?
Not only is LED pool lighting a great way to “get lit” in your backyard, but having those outdoor lights for your gathering places allows your guests other options for mingling besides the pool or spa. Having the right outdoor lighting is also an added safety feature, especially for late-night parties as people move and mingle about through the yard.
Friends, Family, Fall, and Food
Whether it’s grilling out for the big game, whipping up an epic Thanksgiving spread, or gathering around an open flame for S’mores and spooky stories, an outdoor kitchen is essential for backyards designed to host guests all year round. As summer begins winding down and enjoying the outdoors is a bit more comfortable, invite friends and family over for a fall gathering fit for kings and feast on fall all your favorites.
Warmer Winter Gatherings
When you still want to host your favorite guests, but the weather is on the cooler side of comfortable, fire pits are your best friend. Traditional or contemporary, a fire feature like a fire pit or fireplace easily becomes an eye-catching centerpiece for guests to settle around and keep the party going even when the seasons turn a tad chilly.
All of these elements make it easy to entertain guests in your backyard all year long. If you’d like to learn more or you could use a spark of inspiration, check out our project gallery. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our YouTube channel as we announce new projects coming soon and to check out the progress on your favorite upcoming projects from The Green Scene’s design team, as well as follow us on Instagram and Facebook.