If you’re lucky enough to live in a warmer climate like Hawaii, you know just how important it is to have an outdoor hosting space where you can gather with friends and family. From setting up the right grilling area to installing a functional outdoor wet bar, there are plenty of ways to spruce up an outdoor hosting space and set it up for some unforgettable memories. Whether you’re working with a small or large area, there are plenty of ways to maximize your space.
Ready to barbecue?
It’s basically a fact: no outdoor space is complete without the right tools for grilling and barbecuing. Depending on the kind of vibe you’re going for, you may even want to design the entirety of your outdoor space around your grilling setup.
How in-depth you get is up to you. You can get a standalone grill that’s easy to move about or you can invest in a more landlocked, built-in grill that’s immobile but works better as a centerpiece for the space. It’s always a good idea to invest in some outdoor counter space as well to make food prep that much easier.
It’s a good idea to factor in your local climate when making your selections. If you’re in a more temperate area, you may not need to invest in a dedicated barbecue repair service. But oceanside climates (especially in island communities) tend to see more frequent barbecue malfunctions, so having a repair person at the ready to address any issues is probably a good idea. After all, nothing brings a party to a halt faster than realizing you don’t have a way to grill any of your food!
Your dream wet bar
This one is definitely for adults only, but if you’re going to have guests over to party, having an outdoor wet bar setup is the perfect complement to any evening. If you’re going to be hooking up water lines or installing an outdoor drain or two to handle any accidental spillage, it’s probably best to consider covering your wet bar in case of any unexpected rain. It would be unfortunate to deal with any rusting, especially if you’re opting for stainless steel fixtures. Plus, this could lead to cracks in your plumbing and expensive pipe relining.
Also, you’re going to want to consider some form of secure storage for your libations. Nothing is more of a hassle than having to carry bottles in and out of the house every time you have guests over. Discrete locking cabinets are a great way to keep your beverages secure without having to constantly replenish your stock. Plus, if you have kids, it’s an absolute necessity to keep them from getting into anything they shouldn’t!
If you’re throwing an outdoor get together, having some music in the background is an absolute must. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to shell out for an expensive speaker setup (though that’s definitely an option, should you so choose). With the right bluetooth speaker combinations, you could create your own state-of-the-art sound system without completely breaking the bank.
Make sure you select products with a decent amount of range that can connect with each other. This way, you’re able to stream music over multiple systems simultaneously. If these are standalone speakers, don’t forget to grab a charging dock or two. Having your music cut out in the middle of your painstakingly created summer playlist is definitely a bit of a buzzkill.
No matter how you decide to craft your outdoor hosting space, it’s important to make sure it’s true to your tastes, styles, and aesthetic. Want to center your space around a traditional tiki bar? Throw in some bamboo sun shades to complete the look. Are you more interested in something sleek and modern? Don’t skimp on stainless steel appliances and futuristic lighting.
The possibilities are limitless. All you have to do is select what speaks to you, and get ready to party.