Your Backyard: Tips to Create an Outdoor Entertainment Area

An outdoor entertainment space is a great way to add value to your home and create an outdoor space to relax and entertain friends and family.

There are many different ways to make an outdoor entertainment area, and the best way for you depends on your budget, the size of your backyard, and your preferences.

Here are a few tips for creating an outdoor entertainment area:

  • Choose the right spot. The location of your outdoor entertainment area is essential. You want to choose a site that is sunny and well-drained.
  • Plan your layout. Decide what you want to do in your outdoor entertainment area and how to arrange the furniture and other elements.
  • Add some personality. Don’t be afraid to add personal touches to your outdoor entertainment area. Hang up some lights, add some plants, or use a wind chime.
  • Maintain your area. Once you have created your outdoor entertainment area, it is vital to maintain it. This includes cleaning, repairing damage, and adding new plants and flowers.

You can do so much with vast open space, but where do you begin? We pulled some concepts together to get your creativity flowing and show you the multiple uses and versatility of acreage homesites. Dream big! You have plenty of space and endless possibilities. Here’s some inspiration to get started: 

  • Create a patio or deck. A patio space or deck is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. A great idea for outdoor lighting is to hang string or twinkle lights along your outdoor living space. Or an additional idea could be a screened-in porch that protects from the sun, wind, and rain, allowing you to use the space in all types of weather or to enjoy the fresh air and a cool breeze while keeping out dust, pollen, and other allergens.
  • Build a fire pit. A fire pit is a great way to add ambiance to your backyard. You can use it for cooking food, roasting marshmallows, or sitting around and enjoying the warmth.
  • Water feature. A water feature will naturally become the focal point of your entertaining space, so you should begin planning and decorating to create a seamless aesthetic for your quiet space.
  • Install a swimming pool. If you have the space, a swimming pool is a great way to entertain guests of all ages. You can also use it to cool off on hot summer days.
  • Create a garden. A garden is a great way to add beauty and life to your backyard. You can grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers.
  • A Green Wall. Create a privacy screen in your outdoor area with foliage such as arborvitae evergreens to make a green wall, making it the perfect space for a secret garden!
  • Outdoor Kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is a fantastic addition to your backyard, allowing you to quickly cook and store your food without leaving your guests. To maintain a neat outdoor kitchen, storing grilling utensils in drawers or cupboards is recommended.
  • Outdoor Furniture. A place for a patio table or outdoor furniture to give you and your guest privacy, a space to eat, and a few more pieces of comfortable seating if needed. 
  • Build a playset. If you have children, a playset is a great way to keep them entertained. You can choose from various playsets, or you can build your own.
  • Create a Pinterest Board.

Once you have decided what to do with your outdoor entertainment area, you can start planning and designing it. Many resources are available to help you, including books, websites, garden centers, and landscape designers. By carefully planning and designing your outdoor entertainment area, you can create a space you will enjoy for years to come.