Outdoor Entertainment: How to Pull It Off
There’s never a shortage of fun adventurous things to do in Maine during the summertime. But sometimes, the weekend finally rolls around and you are making grand plans, when you realize that all you really want to do is relax and have friends over for a drink.
Your outdoor setting is just as important as your indoor space, as it’s a continuation of your home. And when the weather is nice, we want to be outside! So your landscape architecture, even simply in your backyard, should look its absolute best and represent your unique tastes and style.
What Do You Want Out of Your Space?
Having a well-planned outdoor entertaining space is paramount to your wanting to spend time there, so let’s talk a bit about what you might want. A place to sit and enjoy meals outdoors, a place for your grill, the ability to enjoy a small fire, and maybe a place for a pair of chairs facing a focal point, such as a field, grove of trees, pond or flower garden.
When considering the dimensions you’ll want or need for your patio, consider the flow of foot traffic and how you’d like to landscape around it, as well.
Another really popular outdoor entertaining design feature is a gorgeous fieldstone “sitting wall” at the edge of your patio, perhaps in a curve. This functional and eye-catching feature will help to “define the space” and separate it from a different functional area, and it increases the seating capability for extra guests. The natural stone in the wall and the patio surface can pair really nicely in creating a memorable setting.
Whatever is on your outdoor entertaining wish list, there’s a way to accomplish it and Seabreeze would love to get in touch and partner with you to make it happen. Start dreaming!