Hosting an Outdoor BBQ on Your Envision® Deck (part 1) Thursday July 26, 2018

Host an Amazing Outdoor BBQ on your Envision® Deck

There are lots of things that homeowners can do to prepare their outdoor living space for a great BBQ with family and friends. Today, Envision® offers advice for beating the summer heat when you are entertaining, as well as providing comfortable and stylish furniture for BBQ events large and small. Forthcoming blogs will continue to provide helpful advice for a perfect BBQ, including advice for outdoor kitchens, poolside BBQs, and design elements for great BBQ events. To discover top-notch tips and tricks for hosting the perfect BBQ, read on.

Furniture for Style and Comfort

Comfortable outdoor seating is a perfect complement to a beautiful outdoor living space from Envision®. Most homeowners will have enough outdoor seating for their family and a few friends, but what options are available when you are having a big group over for a BBQ and you don’t have enough seating?

Short-term furniture rental is an option for homeowners hosting large groups. There are many companies that provide outdoor furniture for large events such as weddings or family reunions. These companies will be happy to provide plenty of chairs and tables for your event, so every guest at your BBQ will be seated comfortably. Prices for a one-day rental are reasonable, and the furniture is delivered to your home, so set-up will be a breeze.

If your BBQ group will be too large for your current outdoor seating arrangement, but too small to necessitate a furniture rental, consider simply moving indoor dining tables and chairs into your outdoor entertaining space. In previous blogs, we have discussed the aesthetic and functional benefits of unifying the design style of indoor and outdoor spaces, and this is a perfect opportunity to make the most of this unified design approach. Bringing indoor furnishings outside for your BBQ event will double your outdoor seating options, and the unified design will ensure your overall aesthetic is cohesive and stylish.

For outdoor furniture style ideas that complement your outdoor living design, check out the Envision® Idea Gallery.

Cool Features for Warm Weather

Warm weather is perfect for a summer BBQ with friends, but what if the weather is heating up and it starts to get a little too warm? There are great design ideas that can help solve this problem. With a little preparation, you can help your guests stay cool at your BBQ, even when temperatures are climbing.

Shade sails and awnings are an excellent way to mitigate warm temperatures on hot sunny days. Shade sails and awnings come in a variety of colors and styles, so think about your overall outdoor design aesthetic when you make your choice. Consider a vibrant color that complements the existing color palette of your design. For example, perhaps there are sky-blue throw pillows for your outdoor seating that already coordinate with the beautiful Barnwood Plank decking from the Envision Inspiration® Collection. Choose a navy blue shade sail that will contribute to the variety of blue tones in your design, and, of course, it will coordinate nicely with the beautiful blue sky during your BBQ.

Consider this hot new trend in cool outdoor living that is sure to please your BBQ guests when temperatures are climbing: a screened-in outdoor living space with indoor air-conditioning ventilation. Screened-in living space retains air temperature surprisingly well, so if your screened-in area shares a wall with your home, or is close-by, it will be quick work for a contractor to add an air vent so you can keep cool all summer long.

Enjoy Summer in Style with Envision®

Entertain friends and family in style this summer with beautiful outdoor spaces designed with the suite of decking products from Envision®. Whether you are having a small gathering of friends or a family reunion with dozens of guests, a fun summer BBQ is a great way to get together and enjoy the warm months of summer. With helpful advice, professional resources, and excellent Envision® products, your summer BBQ party is sure to be a hit!

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