A dining area
If you love to cook and you’re a self-confessed grilling king or queen, it’s time to set up a funky dining area and create the ultimate entertaining zone. Think about the style of your home and the kind of look you want to channel before you start picking out floor cushions or choosing tables or chairs. You could go for something modern and set up a social area with bucket chairs, stainless steel lanterns and a painted picnic table, or opt for a more rustic vibe with a solid wood oval table and matching chairs. You can arrange the seating next to your barbecue station or create a separate area in the backyard complete with a gazebo and some atmospheric lighting.
If you love to host gatherings, and you enjoy a drink under the stars, adding a bar is a fantastic idea. You can embrace the 80’s and customize neon signs to hang from the rafters or go for something a little more understated and contemporary with a glass worktop and shelves filled with your favorite tipples. Complete the look with stylish cocktail shakers and sleek flutes.
A log cabin
Every man dreams of having an outdoor retreat, and a log cabin is an upmarket version of a traditional shed. There’s a fantastic collection of log cabins online, and you may also find some great deals on buy and sell sites if you’re not desperate to buy brand new items. Log cabins tend to give you more space than an average shed, and they are incredibly versatile. You can shelter from gloomy, gray skies, out your feet up and chill out with a good book or even create an al fresco workstation.
A hot tub
If you don’t have space for a pool, you don’t have to give up on the idea of hosting summer pool parties if you invest in a hot tub. A hot tub is a fabulous addition to any outdoor gathering, and you can use it all year-round if you fit the tub under a gazebo or add a structure with a retractable roof. Place your tub on a decked area or a terrace near the bar and the outdoor speakers for the ultimate party garden.
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Once you’ve got all the features you need for your garden party, all you need to do is hit the light switch and press play on your playlist. The summer is a great time to get together, invite friends over and make the most of those long hazy days. If you love to entertain, hopefully, this article will ensure that you’re all geared up for those summer garden