Summertime is fast-approaching—which means barbecues, water wars, late-night bonfires, and lots of neighborhood, backyard fun. So, if you plan on playing host to your friends and neighbors this summer, here are a few ways you can cozy up your backyard for those impending celebrations.
DIY a Small Deck for Comfy Sitting and Grilling
There are loads of online tutorials for DIY outdoors projects, like decks and porches. So, opt to build a shallow deck for your guests and barbecue equipment. Harvest wood from old furnishings. Or, dig for sturdy, steady scraps from junkyards. You could even buy new wood—just make sure it’s been treated, or you have the equipment to treat it against water and future damage. Then invite a few buddies over for builds and beers. You will appreciate, and could use, the help.
Build a Firepit, Complete with DIY Stonework and Comfy Benches or Lounge Chairs
Late-night bonfires provide some of the best bonding moments and chances to make memories. To make it easier to control your fire, build a firepit, complete with DIY stonework to encircle your flames. Then strategically place some comfy lounge chairs and benches around the firepit. Be sure to bring a little wooden, waterproof box outdoors for all of your smores gear before the guests arrive.
Add a Small Playground for Your Youngster and Guests with Kiddos
If you have kiddos, you know how important it is to have a playground in your backyard. If you have the space for it, you should totally invest in a big playground, complete with monkey bars, several swings, a slide or two, and an observation deck. If your backyard is smaller, opt for the basics of a playground, like tire [or classic swings], a slide, and a tidy sandbox [with a lid for inclement weather]. You should also invest in outdoor lighting Orlando, or wherever you are, so your youngsters can play into the evenings.
One of the best parts about summer is being able to celebrate its arrival with your neighbors and friends. So, aim to make this summer fun for everyone with a few cozy-up tips that make your backyard a more fun place to lounge.