As the weather warms up and you want to safely meet with family and friends. The backyard can be the perfect oasis to have a spot for everyone to be comfortable and socialize.
To make your BBQ a memorable event—and to help add value to your Park City home—there are some improvements you can make your backyard BBQ one for the memory books.
Freshen Up The Landscaping
After the late snows and spring’s rainstorms, your landscaping is likely looking a little depressed and in need of a good trimming, especially if you have a water feature. Freshening up your landscaping by having bushes and trees trimmed, along with new flowers planted, can be a great way to revitalize your backyard quickly.
Also, by starting with cleaning up the landscaping in your backyard, if any issues have cropped up, such as soil erosion or fencing damage, it is important to recognize and address these problems early.
Invest In A Patio Area
If you don’t have a patio area already, investing in one can make a huge difference to your summertime guests. For one thing, no matter how many times you emphasize that the invite is for a backyard BBQ, not all guests will have the right footwear to navigate the grass and will appreciate a solid patio area. It can also be helpful for those who are less steady on their feet as they can benefit from sticking to a supportive, flat patio.
Also, having a patio—whether you go with a wooden deck, brick, or concrete patio—can also add value to your home when you get ready to sell your Park City home, as potential homeowners can easily envision the BBQs and other outdoor parties they can host in the space.
Look Into Garden Seating Options
For a comfortable outdoor party, there should be plenty of seating options. BBQ is pretty messy food, so having a dining area is a must with enough space for needed tables and seats.
But when it comes to the mingling part of any garden party, having a scattering of other seating options in your backyard can help guests be comfortable. From clusters of outdoor swing chairs like the ones pictured above to benches among your flowers, there are plenty of playful and attractive options.
Consider An Outdoor Kitchen
To make cooking and clean-up easier, an outdoor kitchen is the way to go. With a custom outdoor kitchen installation, you can have the space set up for your needs, whether you need a sink, oven, bar area, or more.
If you are considering an outdoor kitchen, you may want to position it near your patio area. That way, you can maximize the convenience of this outdoor setup.
Add Outdoor Lighting
Why have the party stopped by the sun going down? Instead, you can look into outdoor lighting options to keep your summer BBQ bash going well into the night.
Depending on how accessible you want your backyard to be to yourself and guests, you can simply stick to string lights in the patio area or look into garden path lighting to make more use of your outdoor space. An outdoor ceiling fan—with or without a light—can also be paired with outdoor lighting to help move stagnant air and keep your seating areas comfortable.
Install A Cozy Gazebo
A charming addition to most backyards is a gazebo. Whether you choose a cozy, private two-seater gazebo or a larger structure that can fit a small celebratory group inside, having a gazebo can provide another comfortable area for guests to mingle.
However, you will want a gazebo that can be securely anchored to prevent it from being lifted up and blown around or outside of your backyard by the strong winds that can come down the Wasatch Mountains.
Have Covered Areas
Along with covered areas like the gazebo, having other covered areas can help make your guests more comfortable and make your outdoor spaces more accessible. Having high-tension coverings or additional roofed areas can help keep the party going even when the sun is directly overhead.
Also, we all know that mountain weather is unpredictable, so if a summer rainstorm breaks in during your BBQ, you can shelter under your covered areas and keep grilling until the storm passes.
By choosing one or more of these backyard improvements, you can make your backyard the place where you and your guests want to hang out all summer.