Create the perfect outdoor entertainment area

June 27, 2017

With summer just around the corner, many of us will be spending more time in our gardens. As the days get warmer and the evenings get lighter, so the garden becomes an ideal spot for hosting guests and throwing parties.

As wooden shed specialists, we understand how central these garden buildings are to creating the best outdoor space. And we have helped many customers set up some of the greatest garden sheds Devon has seen! Therefore, we are well-positioned to offer advice on how to create the perfect outdoor entertainment area!

Tips for creating the perfect outdoor entertainment area

We’ve said it time and time again – a garden shed is so much more than a place to store your tools and belongings. With a little ingenuity, you can create a wonderful space for family gatherings and friendly hangouts. This, combined with a sexy garden space, will leave you the envy of all your visitors.

Below, we have compiled some top tips to ensure you create the perfect outdoor entertainment area – because there’s nothing better than wining, dining and entertaining guests from the comfort of your own home.

Throw some shade on the situation

The sun is wonderful, but it can also be quite harsh if you spent too long in it. Protect your family and friends from harmful ray – or even as an escape that that pesky English summer rain pelts down – but creating an undercover outdoor space in your garden shed, log cabin or summerhouse.

Why not try our Large Garden Rooms, the quirky Octagonal Summerhouse, or our Premium Traditional Summerhouse for a contemporary outdoor entertainment space. You could even add a veranda to your garden room for extra room!

Three cheers for the outdoor bar!

Outdoor bars and summer just totally complement each other. Remove all clutter, knickknacks and boxes full of stuff and repurpose your space into something awesome! A small bar located in the back garden is a welcoming form of entertainment, and there’s a huge variety to choose from – just browse the internet and you’ll sure to get some great inspiration.

Whether you want to create a beach style rum shack, a traditional English pub or a classy cocktail bar, outdoor bars are a great way to spruce up your outdoor space. For more advice, contact Sheds To Last for design ideas.

A little furniture goes a long way

It’s important to consider what kind of furniture you will need, and how much space you have to play around with. Will your guests be sat down enjoying some food and drinks? If so, invest in a decent sized table so you can all fit comfortably and socialise.

Will you require plenty of seating for your guests to relax? If so, why not purchase some outdoor sofas, chairs or sunbeds? Do you want a space for guests to sit in the shade? Why not buy some parasols? Will you be hosting a BBQ? Why not push the boat out and create an entire kitchen area dedicated to food preparation. The possibilities are endless!

Frolic in the foliage

No garden is complete without plants! Not only to they brighten up any garden, but they also add instant appeal. Succulents are a fantastic idea for decking areas, as well as patios and courtyards as they require little maintenance. They also come in a variety of shapes and colours.

For a more peaceful, serene setting, fast-growing bamboo plants or acre trees create the impression of privacy and tranquillity. They are also pretty low maintenance.

Light up the night

If you plan on entertaining you guests long into the evening, you may want to consider lighting in your outdoor space. This is a quick and effective way of setting the mood. For party vibes, set up string lights are inexpensive and create a perfect summer glow – they also come in a range of quirky shapes and colours.

Candles work wonders for a more intimate affair, or you may want to think about solar options for your outdoor landscaping.

The ultimate outdoor entertainment area with Sheds To Last

At Sheds To Last, we have been helping people create the perfect outdoor entertainment area for many years. Our wooden garden sheds, log cabins and summerhouses are available in a range of shapes and designs – each built with your specific requirements in mind.

Contact Sheds To Last to discuss your options by calling us on 01392 690378 or emailing your friendly team at info@shedstolast.co.uk. Alternatively, you can drop us a message via our online enquiry form.