Apr 26, 2023

Everything you need to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space

If you’re thinking of transforming your backyard into an outdoor entertaining space, then there are several factors to consider when designing your dream backyard oasis. Budget is usually the first thing we think about when considering updating a space. But you’ll also need to think about the amount of space you’re working with as well as your climate.

Here are a few ideas to get you started on turning your backyard into a functional, beautiful space to enjoy:

This Origin 21 Veda Springs 4-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Cushions will make the perfect centerpiece for ultimate outdoor living. This is one of Lowe's best sellers and is offered in several different color options. Providing ultimate relaxation, the four-piece sectional set is a versatile addition to your outdoor space. It can be used as a chaise lounge or as a love seat/ottoman. Frames are made from sturdy steel and covered in fabric. The tabletop also features a metal that is hand-painted to look like natural stone. Priced at $928.

This Veda Springs 4-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Cushions is currently a best seller at Lowe's.

The Brennfield egg chair is the ultimate way to unwind and the perfect place to read a book or listen to your favorite music. The Brennfield Woven Metal Frame Stationary Egg Chair will provide all-round comfort and with the natural wicker and off-white cushions make it easy to coordinate with existing patio furniture. Priced at $628 at Lowe's.

No outdoor space is complete without the grill. And this Blackstone Culinary 36 In. Griddle with Hood will instantly upgrade your porch or patio. Simple and sleek, this all-black griddle features everything that a kitchen on the deck might need. Accessories include side shelves for prep space, wheels for moving, and paper towel and garbage bag holders. Four burners combine for 768 square inches of space, excellent for large families or gatherings. This best selling grill is only $499 at Lowe's.

This best-selling Blackstone Culinary 36 In. Griddle with Hood will be the perfect centerpiece for any outdoor entertaining space.

The perfect way to elevate your backyard oasis is adding a pergola or outdoor canopy. Not only do these add ambiance, they also provide shade and protection from an afternoon rain shower. Here are a few options from Wayfair:

While summer will be here soon enough, the nights still get cool. An outdoor fire pit is the perfect place to cozy up with your loved ones on those chilly spring evenings. This Grunwald 24′' H x 28′' W Propane Outdoor Fire Pit Table is on sale for $259.99 at Wayfair. You can even use the lid provided to cover the fire pit and convert it into a dining table, coffee table, or casual bar for all your entertaining needs.

Wayfair's Grunwald 24" Outdoor Fire Pit Table is on sale for $259.99.

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Most interior decorators will tell you lighting is key. And that goes for outdoor spaces as well. There's no reason to end your outdoor gatherings just because the sun is setting. And when you install outdoor lighting, you create a new atmosphere. Here are a few options to add ambient lighting to complete your outdoor space:

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