With the warm weather approaching fast this spring, you’re probably itching to get outside and do a little gardening or outdoor entertaining. Many people have go-to entertaining items like barbecuing, pools, or fire pits. But what else is there that is fun for more than one person to do outside? Let’s take a look!
A really fun and unique way of entertaining outdoors is your very own brick pizza oven! Lots of instructions exist on how you can make one yourself, or you can purchase different kinds of pizza ovens online and have them delivered to you. Some even connect right up to a barbecue. Still, a pizza oven is a surefire way you can entertain a bunch of guests and make a delicious meal no one will soon forget.
This may be shocking to some, but having a greenhouse can also be a great area for entertaining, provided there is enough ventilation and room for all of your guests. This is where a product called the Sun Bubble can work great! A greenhouse like this one can be used when it is raining to entertain guests and keep them dry. Surround guests with plants and you could even have a whimsical tea party. Or, alternatively, bring your portable greenhouse somewhere with open skies during the summer and enjoy watching meteor showers — without getting eaten by mosquitos and other bugs.
Ever seen a giant game of chess or checkers? Enjoy some big board games with your friends by making a game board out of your yard and using large items as game pieces.
Alternatively, you can also buy a giant outdoor board game instead. When not being played with, the game pieces can add a bit of whimsy to your outdoor landscaping.
Pass Through Bar
This isn’t something you could adopt as easily as the others, but it’s a really fun way to entertain guests, especially if you have a pool and you don’t want people constantly coming inside the house, bringing chlorinated water inside. Convert an old window, door, or wall into an area dedicated to becoming a bar on the outside. Make sure you can open and close the window when necessary or not in use. Add some stools and you’ve got an excellent party-ready entertaining area where you can talk to your guests while you are cooking or preparing for outside activities!
Do you have your own unique outdoor entertaining items? Share with us your ideas in the comments below!
If you’re thinking about a home remodeling project, chances are you’re also thinking about how much it’s going to cost. Any home redesign project is going to carry a price tag, but some cost more than others. We take a look at the typical costs of big home projects and what can drive up that cost the most.
When you’re planning a home renovation or redesign project, you may be wondering what kind of professional you need to get the results you want. What’s the difference between an interior designer and a contractor? Which one do you need? We go over the essentials about each professional and which you should hire.
In this day and age, it’s good to be aware of what cultural appropriation is and what it means. In terms of interior design, this isn’t only for fear of offending anyone. When a home or business is designed with no consideration of cultural meaning, it can leave the homeowner with egg on their face.
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When you think of wallpaper in 2019, it’s probably likely you’re thinking of your grandmother’s old 1960s wallpaper – dated, not with a lot of colors, strange patterns that made sense at the time but don’t make much sense today. While we’ve come a long way from hand-painting wallpaper and printing it with limited palettes, many people still shy away from using wallpaper in their every day design.
Happy Holidays everyone! With Hanukkah in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate some of our favorite classic holiday decorations for the home – and to take a look at some of their modern twists. Let’s start! Continue reading
With Thanksgiving on Thursday, it’s easy to have the holidays sneaking up on you. If you’re entertaining, you’ll be using your kitchen a lot during the holidays. You won’t have enough time for a kitchen renovation, but there are some things you can do to make sure there’s room for your cooking, your entertaining, and more while you have guests over. Continue reading
Trying to find a unique, cool, spooky Halloween decoration can be difficult. Everyone has curled ribbon wreaths with spiders in them, it seems. If you’re not going full blown haunted house for Halloween, you may want to put a little Halloween cheer into your decorations. Check out these 5 great unique Halloween decorations that won’t be hanging on everyone’s door this Hallow’s Eve. Continue reading
When it comes to your exterior design, you may want to showcase your design voice. This can come in a lot of ways, but one of the easiest ways you can show off your design voice is by using unique planters for your plants. Rather than using the standard, somewhat droll look and feel of terra cotta posts (you can certainly use them, don’t let us stop you! Terra cotta is classic), you can spice up your exterior with some fun planters. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites:
You may have recently seen an uptick in fringe items on your Pinterest boards or any other design avenues you follow interior design. Fringe is, frankly, everywhere, and it’s a hot 2018 trend. But is it for you? Continue reading