Have you had enough of the winter months? If so, it's now time to start thinking about making those changes so your home will blossom come summer time. One of the biggest draws in the summer months is hosting a garden party or barbecue, and if you are looking for some inspiration on getting that perfect barbecue together, look no further! Let’s transport you from your freezing cold home and come up with some ideas for the perfect summer backyard garden space, and the perfect summer garden barbecue cooking area!
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Picking The Perfect Furniture
Alfresco dining is one of the highlights of the summer months, and you need the perfect furniture so you can truly sit back, relax and enjoy the summer glow. Inspiration wise, you can go for the standard dining set made from cheap plastic, or you can put a bit more money aside now, and invest in some truly stunning wicker furniture. For the uninitiated in the ways of wicker, here is a wicker buyer's guide to give you some handy pointers. But if you are a family who has a swimming pool that's going to waste in the winter months, sun loungers would be best to give you that perfect opportunity to chill out and enjoy a nice relaxing meal by the pool.
Kids Area Or Not?
For those with the room, the temptation is to have a kids area, with a dollhouse, slide, and swings. It's your decision, but if you've got the space, then why don't you? It's going to be a lifesaver when you have a gathering, and you need the kids to be out of the way for at least 5 minutes so you can grill those juicy burgers. There are some fantastic kids playsets that are easy to assemble, so you can take them down and put them in the garage when you are done.
If you’ve got a stone patio, why don't you try and bring that rustic style to the garden, and build a stone barbecue with connecting tables and chairs, but also have it located under a shelter? It's great if, on the off-chance, it starts to rain in the middle of your barbecue! Buying a barbecue station can cost a lot of money, and can be left out to rust if not taken care of properly. By having a covered stone barbecue, you don't have that worry!
Bring On The Entertainment!
If you are sociable, but you can't bear to miss the big game, you can build a space to put your TV in, set up a nice roaring fire outside, and serve up a few burgers and hot dogs while enjoying the match, or have a nice movie night with friends! It's the perfect time to enjoy a barbecue while still watching your favourite TV show or sporting event.
There's something more relaxed about eating alfresco or enjoying time with friends. So, start to think about the time when winter gives way to spring, and then you can finally start to build your dream garden space. If you have spent most of your winter looking out the window longing for the sun to come out, this is the perfect project to keep you focused so you can relish that moment when it happens!
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