Our Back Patio Makeover Just In Time For Summer Entertaining
Summer is the perfect time for warm weather get-togethers with friends and family. There’s something about gathering in our own backyard that always creates the fondest memories. Over the past few months our back patio has been under construction, leaving us longing to have people over for a true outdoor entertaining experience. You might remember when I shared the “before” of it in
When Thomas and I entertain outdoors, it almost always includes grilling, which is definitely Thomas’s favorite form of cooking. When we’re home, he’s out on the grill almost every single night. When designing the patio, the location of Thomas’ grills was specifically chosen to be in the main entertaining space – a spot where he could easily transport hot food right off of the grill and onto the plates of our guests. Thomas loves his charcoal grill, but worked with Lowe’s to upgrade his gas grill for this new project. He got this new, sleek
From the beginning, we knew we wanted our backyard space to feel like a natural extension of our home. The new garden terrace is viewable from throughout the house, pulling in all the lush new foliage and garden decor details. We can open-up our glass double french doors and ‘voila’ – our kitchen becomes a part of our patio! Large coral stone and white-washed brick created an inviting step down to the porch. Lowe’s offers a great selection of outdoor patio furniture and decor, and we were able to find some perfect pieces for entertaining. We added a beautiful new
The table was set with my favorite blue and white dishes to add just the right finishing touch, and an assortment of candles were placed around the patio. Later in the evening, everything really came to life when we turned on the
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