Outdoor Patio and Party Ideas for Summer

As a homeowner, you look forward to the summer season to get the best use out of your outdoor space. Thankfully, with the right touches, you can turn the outside of your home into the place to be – whether you’re hosting a barbecue or enjoying fireflies at night. Here are some fun ways to spice up your outdoor patio or backyard for entertaining this summer.

Updating the Patio

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The best place to start is the deck or patio, as it serves as your gateway to the great outdoors. Get your deck ready for summer parties with a fresh coat of paint or stains, courtesy of our selection at Friel Lumber. Or, add an impressive flair to your home’s exterior with new railings, available in many styles and materials. On the other hand, you can also add an awning to help keep your guests comfortable during inclement weather. And, if you don’t yet have a deck or patio, summer is a great time to build one! Friel has everything you need in stock for a successful project.

Tell Your Guests to Take a Seat

Whether you’re hosting 10 people or 100, having enough seating is the key for a successful summer bash. Picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and benches are all simple to construct with our selection of lumber and supplies. You can even build a porch swing into your patio (or attach one to your porch) for a comfortable, unique addition to the space. Even more, you can customize the swing with rich, vibrant cushions and pillows for an eye-catching pop of color.

Inspiring Appetites and Memories

No summer get-together is complete without seasonal favorites like burgers, roasted veggies, and s’ mores. Create an inviting environment for your next cookout by customizing a space for your grill. Just ensure the area is in a safe spot away from your home and any trees and shrubbery. Also, make sure it has easy access by building a path from your patio to the grill. This is also another great opportunity to add accent colors to your backyard by selecting stones or tiles that complement your home.

Enjoying Summer Nights

When the sun sets on your summer get-together, you can keep the party going with the right outdoor décor. One of the best ways to host your guests at night is by setting up a fire pit, a spot that is sure to instill lasting memories. After all, who doesn’t love the nostalgic feeling of roasting marshmallows over an open fire? Or, singing along with the sound of an acoustic guitar and getting cozy while watching the stars?

Preparing Your Outdoor Space

From birthday parties to holiday celebrations and everything between, these simple updates to your outdoor space will please you and your guests all summer long. Regardless of which project you’re tackling, Friel Lumber is a great place to start. You can find all of the materials and supplies you need, as well as tap into our experienced staff’s knowledge. For more information, contact Friel Lumber today.