Grilling and entertaining season is here! Your outdoor living space is better with guests. With a little bit of work, some inspiration and just a few key decking materials, you can turn any outdoor living space into an area fit for entertaining.
You'll need to listen to some tunes while you're grilling, right? You can use a simple portable Bluetooth speaker, or wire your own outdoor speakers. Wired outdoor speakers can connect directly to your receiver. Make sure that you use more rugged speakers that can handle the elements.
An outdoor oven or fire pit is a great place to gather when the sun goes down. You can use it to grill your steaks or toast marshmallows, and the heat will help keep it warm enough to use the deck during the fall. You can use a portable fire pit, or build a concrete base.
Be careful if you're using a fire pit on your deck. Installing a fireproof protective layer between the fire pit and the composite decking material can protect it from high temperatures.
Outdoor home theater
It's always great to have a crowd over for a movie night, or to watch the big game. In the summertime, why keep that fun indoors? Many Americans remember spending summer nights at the local drive-in movie theater, watching a double feature with friends in a car full of popcorn. Today, most of those drive-ins are gone, but you can still relive the magic in your own backyard.
Building an outdoor home theater is easier than you think. Here's what you're going to need:
Get your popcorn ready!