Entertaining on Your Patio
Entertaining your friends and family on the patio is one of the joys of being a homeowner. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or the weather, you can usually find a way to have a good time. Triangle Deck Builders has been in the business of building patios for people to enjoy for years. We’ve seen patios being used in all sorts of creative and fun ways. Below we will share a few things we’ve seen that might help you better entertain your loved ones on your patio.
Human beings have been fascinated by fire since the beginning. We ended up being able to use it for both keeping warm and cooking food. To this day, people use fire for both these reasons. Having a fire pit on your patio adds so much value in so many ways. You can cook s’mores or hotdogs with the kids. You can stay warm as you have a late night conversation with some friends. And you can even use it to create a little ambiance as you have a romantic glass of wine with your significant other.
Let’s be honest, a lot of the activities you do on your patio with family and friends may be enhanced by a responsible drink or two. If you really want to entertain in this space, it may make a lot of sense to build a patio bar. It will have to be made to withstand the outdoor elements, but when done well, a patio bar will make the Joneses start trying to keep up with you.
Bugs are often drawn to lights and people, so sitting out on the patio on a summer night can be like ringing a dinner bell. Thankfully, there are now lighting options specifically designed to make you less appetizing. Citronella candles and Tiki torches can both give you the lighting you need while repelling unwanted biting insects. You don’t want to have to cut your night with friends or family short because everyone is getting eaten by mosquitoes or swarmed by gnats.
It goes without saying that if you’re sitting, eating, and drinking out on the patio, you’ll want some furniture to do all that on. You may be somewhat limited by the size of your patio space, but having a table and some chairs is a bare minimum. You could also get a table with an umbrella on it to protect from both sun and rain.
When people gather outside, our inner caveman comes out, and we want some grilled meat. Some people will build a fixed barbecue-style place to grill while others will go for a gas or charcoal grill. Regardless, it’s undoubtedly better to cook and prep while socializing outdoors than to keep going in and out of your house and miss out on all the fun.
Triangle Deck Builders built patios
These are just a few of the ways you can entertain on your patio. If you don’t have a patio, Triangle Deck Builders is happy to design and build one you’ll be proud to use for entertaining. We are proud to cover the greater Raleigh area, including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Morrisville, and Holly Springs. Call us today 919-699-1602.