Now that many of us are spending more time at home than ever, we may have started projects that we have wanted to start or said that we would do once we had the time. And, now that we do (have the time), one project you can get started on before summer hits is creating an entertaining outdoor space complete with patio furniture, a fire pit, an entertainment system, and an outdoor kitchen in The Woodlands, TX. No matter what your decorating style, the following tips, and tricks will help you get started creating a paradise in your backyard.
Draw It Out
Before beginning building or purchasing anything for your outdoor entertaining area, you need to measure your space and then draw up a couple of “mock layouts” of how you would like to set up your outdoor space. Once you have measured out the width and length of your yard, estimate how much room each outdoor entertaining accessory/appliance/furniture will take up. This is quite easy to do as most products, including The Woodlands outdoor kitchens and fire pits, have the measurements of the product conveniently located in the product description. For example, if you’re outfitting your backyard with an outdoor kitchen from Paradise Grills, check to see what size of bar and grill system makes the most sense for your square footage. Our outdoor kitchens run up to ten feet in length! This is the perfect size for large backyards and people who love throwing large get-togethers. However, if your yard is on the smaller size, you may want to choose a smaller outdoor kitchen in The Woodlands, such as Paradise Grills’ GX6 or GX4 models.
Choose Your Colors & Style
Next, it’s decision-making time! This is probably one of the more enjoyable parts of creating an outdoor oasis. But before you start anything, know that you can always change your mind later on, so no matter what you choose, you don’t have to have it that way forever. Although, there are some things you’ll want to have pretty set in stone. One of those is deciding on the shape, size, and style of your Woodlands, TX outdoor kitchen. People who lean more towards contemporary modern styles will love the clean lines and elegant simplicity of the St. Thomas outdoor kitchen. For folks who really want to feel like they’ve just stepped off the boat and onto paradise, The Tahiti bar and grill system complete with our exclusive welded Tiki Hut is just what the doctor ordered.
Popular color combinations as seen here and styles to help you decide could include:
- Bright blue, green and orange with a dark slate gray accent
- Neutrals such as brown, light brown, taupe with a pop of bright yellow
- Bright blue, pink, and green
- Nautical neutrals such as navy blue, taupe, green, and brown
- Mid-Century Modern
- French Country
- Shabby Chic
- Hollywood Glam
Apart from choosing a Woodlands, TX outdoor kitchen, and selecting a color scheme and style that fits your style and budget, one other way that you can create a truly unique outdoor entertaining area is by…drumroll please…getting creative! Even if you aren’t super artsy, putting your own personal touches or spin on your outdoor space, will give you and your guests an unforgettable experience each time you pull out a chair. Here are some smart ways that you can get creative with your entertaining area from Buzzfeed:
- Consider an outdoor rug or interlocking deck tiles to cover up the dull and unsightly concrete.
Transform a drop cloth and some dowels into this cozy hanging lounge chair or sew a hammock chair.
- Hang pots of herbs for as a privacy screen (you can do this with ammo or soup cans)
- To really go above and beyond, you can create a one of a kind herb garden table, as shown here.
- Use globe lights to illuminate the night. You can purchase these or make your own using ping pong balls.
- Add a fire pit. And for added luxury, add a fireplace.
For more ideas on how to create a unique and one of a kind outdoor kitchen in The Woodlands, TX stop by a Paradise Grills showroom today! Our experienced staff will assist you in designing the outdoor living space of your dreams.