If your outdoor entertaining space features a fireplace, this focal point will serve as a natural place where people gather. Your goal should be to create a comfortable space where your guests can lounge and take part in conversation. Your dedicated outdoor gathering space needs to include seating to accommodate guests, and choosing the right chairs will attract attention and create a welcoming hangout spot. To pull the look of your outdoor entertaining space together, consider building a curved rock wall with an attached bench for seating that coordinates with the materials used to build your fire pit.
2. Add lighting.
Lighting will help to set the ambiance for your outdoor gathering. If you have a lot of trees in your backyard, use them to hang lights to create a magical backdrop. From Christmas lights to candles, the possibilities of hanging lights from trees are endless.
Landscape lighting is another way to enhance the appearance of your outdoor entertaining space and make it easier for your guests to see as well. Consider installing landscape lighting throughout your front yard to give your home's curb appeal a boost. Ensuring that your home has ample exterior lighting will also serve as a deterrent for burglars.
3. Design a creative space for games.
Creating a dedicated space in your backyard for games will take your entertaining up a notch. Some ideas include making a bocce ball court, building a horseshoe pit, and designing a human-sized checkerboard. Games serve as a great ice breaker for party guests that may not know each other well, and incorporating an area for games into the design of your outdoor entertaining space will make your parties unforgettable.
4. Offer dining with a view.
Deciding where to position the dining table in the backyard can be a challenge. Keeping the luxury lifestyle in mind, situate seating so that your guests will have the best view of your outdoor entertaining space. For example, if your property sits on a golf course, position the seating so that your guests will have a view of the golf course at sunset while enjoying their meal. Hang string lights above the table for an easy and elegant lighting solution.
Hosting an outdoor party in your Central Florida custom home is the perfect way to pay homage to the luxury lifestyle. For more creative ways to amplify your outdoor entertaining space, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders.