You endured six months of relentlessly cold temperatures and record-breaking snowstorms, but your waiting has finally paid off. After a seemingly endless winter, summer has made its long-overdue appearance. All winter long, you dreamed about pulling the grill out of the garage and cooking up some juicy burgers, steaks, franks and chicken breasts. Now that the snow has melted and the icy chill has vanished from the air, it’s time to make that dreams a reality. To celebrate summertime’s highly-anticipated return, you’re determined to throw the mother of all backyard barbecues. However, in order to put that plan into action, you’ll need to spruce up your backyard and update your home’s outdoor décor.
Since you’ll be inviting virtually the entire neighborhood to this summertime shindig, it’s important that your guests have a comfy place to mingle and enjoy their food. Standing on your grass while attempting to juggle a plate full of food and an overflowing beverage, is hardly a pleasant dining experience. A custom-built deck that flawlessly meshes with your home provides you with the perfect place to set up tables and chairs, thus ensuring that your guests are able to enjoy their meals in maximum comfort. Additionally, if you enjoy sitting outside and basking in the gorgeous summer weather, consider placing an outdoor sofa or recliner on your resilient new deck.
If you’re ready to step up your grilling game and take your barbecued entrees to the next level, you can benefit from investing in a durable propane grill. Unlike their charcoal-based counterparts, these grills are adept at sealing in flavor and natural juices without burning meat or rendering it inedible. As an added bonus, they burn much hotter than charcoal grills, which can result in shortened preparation times. However, they also require more cleaning and maintenance than traditional grills, but the tasty delicacies you’re able to cook up will ultimately make these additional responsibilities worthwhile. Also, keep in mind that you’ll need to refill your propane tanks after every few barbecues, so make sure to find a reliable supplier in your area.
Above-Ground Swimming Pool
The only thing better than a backyard barbecue is a backyard barbecue combined with a pool party. Since there’s no better way to beat the sweltering summertime heat than a dip in a swimming pool, consider purchasing a large above-ground pool for your backyard. These convenient pools cost a fraction of the price of their in-ground counterparts and can easily be assembled and taken apart in a timely manner. Guests suffering from heat-induced exhaustion or fatigue are sure to appreciate having access to a pool. Once fall rolls around, simply disassemble your pool and store it in your garage, basement or attic until summertime returns once again.
With its abundance of sunny days and consistently warm temperatures, summer is the perfect season for cooking out. After taking the appropriate measures to spruce up your backyard, you’ll be able to carve out a place in history as your neighborhood’s resident grill master.