5 Design Features That Make Your Patio Entertaining

A patio for entertaining.

There are 5 design features that make your patio entertaining. These are important because the patio is a perfect place to entertain. Of course, it’s fun to grill out with your family. In addition, you can use it as a great space to hang out with friends. In fact, many homeowners consider the patio an outdoor living room.

Look at these 5 design features. I’m sure you’ll agree that they add charm to the patio.

FEATURE 1: SHADE FROM THE SUN

Fun in the sun is fantastic. But when the heat cranks up in the summer, provide shade for your guests.

Of course, you can build a simple fixed structure like a pergola.

A patio for entertaining.
Indeed, a pergola adds charm .(valleypatios.com)

However, you can purchase a sturdy umbrella and have shade in mere minutes. This is a great alternative for renters.

A patio with a table and chairs for entertaining.
Of course, an umbrella shades with ease. (hgtv.com)

FEATURE 2: CONVERSATION AREAS

Patio entertaining is easier when you have conversation areas. Of course, the easiest way to do this is through seating. Simply place furniture as you would in your living room. This encourages conversations. Also, make sure you have a small table for serving cocktails and snacks.

A patio entertaining set with red cushions.
Turn furniture so you can see your guests. (homedepot.com)
A patio furniture set with green cushions, perfect for entertaining.
Also, L-shaped furniture works well. (amazon.com)

FEATURE 3: GRILL IT!

Because you’ll want to spend time on the patio, include a grill. You’ll enjoy meals on your patio as you relax.

An outdoor kitchen for patio entertaining.
This grill is built into the hardscape of the patio. (brohole.com)
A patio for entertaining with a grill and seating area.
Build a bar in to the grilling area for guest seating. (upcotts.com)

FEATURE 4: FIRE IT UP!

Keep warm on cool evenings with a gas or propane firepit. You get instant gratification with gas logs. Of course, you can also use it for mood lighting on warmer evenings.

A black fire pit for entertaining on a patio.
Indeed, anyone would love this gas fire pit. (tropitone.com)
A patio fire pit for entertaining.
Also, the gas fire pit is easy to use. (outdoorrooms.com)

FEATURE 5: WATER ELEMENTS

Finally, consider a water element for your patio. You will love the relaxing sound of the soft noise.

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A stone fountain for patio entertaining.
Indeed, you can relax to the soft water noise of this fountain. (multiforms.us)
A small water fountain on a patio.
Water falls out of these classic red bricks. (multiforms.us)
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