Backyard Patio Setups: The Must-Haves

20 Apr, 2016

Family cooking out on a backyard patio
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your outdoor space in order. No matter what your objective for your patio – family-oriented, entertainment-focused or maximized for grilling and BBQs – our tips below will help you with the ultimate patio preparation!

Outdoor entertaining space

If your plan to have a lot of guests and parties in your backyard, you’ll need the proper outdoor entertainment furniture. There should be plenty of seating for guests, so invest in patio furniture that is both functional and stylish.

In addition to a comfortable table and chairs, think about creating other seating arrangements for casual conversation. A patio bench with coordinating pillows or porch swing creates an inviting place for friends and family to gather.

Lastly, don’t forget the music! Outdoor speakers are ideal for parties on your patio. Refer to our wireless speaker buying guide for tips on choosing the right speaker option for your space.

BBQ patio

If summer is synonymous with grilling in your mind, you’ll want to focus your patio must-haves on cooking and eating. Before you buy any kind of furniture, you’ll want to ensure you’ve picked out the best grill (consult our grill posts for more information or read our top rated grills article to help you choose).

Next, you’ll need to stock up on grilling essentials like spatulas, tongs and brushes. You can also find BBQ tool sets and rotisserie kits to keep your grill accessories organized in one place.

Finally, create a space where guests can enjoy the spoils of your labor. A patio setup with ample patio lounging and seating is key. Give guests somewhere comfortable to sit while eating your mouth-watering grilling creations. Bon appétit!

Kid-friendly patio

Let’s face it, with hot grills, glass table tops, stairs and open decks, a patio is not always the most kid-friendly space. Make it a place the entire family can enjoy with a few strategic patio must-haves.

First, use a grill cover when your grill is not in use, and if you have a gas grill, it’s a good idea to turn off the gas when you aren’t grilling. If you have little ones, you may want to consider using baby gates to prevent curious toddlers from gaining access to the grill while playing outside.

Second, it’s a good idea to create a special area for the kids in your patio setup. A plastic picnic table or outdoor toy box can do the trick.

Third, you want to ensure that you are protecting the entire family from the sun while enjoying your patio. A patio umbrella and base will provide plenty of shade while sitting around the table during hot summer days.

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  1. July 06, 2015

    These are excellent ideas for patio arrangements! There are so many ways you can design your outdoor space so it really all comes down to what you want to get out of it. Thanks for sharing.

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