After a year of restrictions that have challenged the very way people go about their daily lives, it is always good to remind ourselves of the importance of our social networks – our family and loved ones, and our friends and relations. What better way than to create an outdoor entertaining space?
With so many stresses centered on social restrictions – social distancing at work and in public places – and limitations on visiting and socializing with loved ones, it becomes vitally important to keep spirits up. Remember that it won’t always be that way.
It is well worth the time to give some thought to transforming an outdoor living space into an outdoor entertaining space. Especially one that can be enjoyed by family and friends.
There is an old proverb that says, “Eat, drink and be merry.” Put simply, it urges us to enjoy life at the moment. It is an apt saying to bear in mind when planning the perfect outdoor entertaining space.
Planning An Outdoor Entertaining Space
At the heart of any social event or get-together is the sharing of food. Good food and the partaking of a feast at a social gathering is a convention that has remained through the ages. It brings people together. And the ‘breaking of bread’ is as much a bonding experience, as it is a source of joy and pleasure.
Looked at in that light, food, and eating should be at the heart of the perfect outdoor entertaining space. A nicely set up BBQ, pizza oven, or fire pit area very quickly transforms an outdoor entertainment space. It becomes a natural hub for a leisurely social get-together.
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With the desire for food comes good drink. Consider complementing the outdoor entertaining space with a small bar or serving area. This can be in keeping with the setting. Perhaps a timber gazebo or brick and stone grotto area, nestled into the surrounding greenery. A wine cellar or refrigerated drinks storage neatly tops off an outdoor bar area. This can take the form of a sophisticated purpose built room or a simpler rustic affair. More modern refrigerator-style drinks storage units can be neatly incorporated into an outdoor gazebo-style bar.
No celebration is really complete without music and entertainment. The scenes of old medieval feasts with tables groaning under the weight of food and wine while minstrels provide a vibrant musical backdrop to the occasion is testament to that.
Providing a source of background music for your outdoor entertaining space is a must, and these days it is easily achieved without having to resort to the odd minstrel or visiting jester!
Consider a couple of waterproof Bluetooth speakers for the outdoor entertaining space. Compact and portable, a good-quality speaker provides a deep bass sound and clarity that was previously only available from a larger audio system. Music can be streamed easily (and inexpensively) from a tablet or phone device.
An outside entertaining space is about living
People are social beings and a difficult year has served to highlight just how important that is. The perfect outdoor entertaining space should be a celebration of that. However you choose to design and set up the outdoor entertaining space, be sure to incorporate the key elements. “Eat, drink and be merry” as a sure-fire guide to success.