The best outdoor space allows you and your family or friends to unwind and enjoy together. If you have bought a home, you can use any of the following DIY ideas to make your backyard more inviting for guests.
If you’re on the search for a new home that meets your backyard preferences, you want to buy a house where you will comfortably want to invite guests for a fun time. However, you might have to put in some work to make your new backyard more inviting.
Here are 7 DIY ideas to make your backyard more inviting for your guests, and also give some self-esteem boosting pats-on-the-back:
- Light Your Backyard Correctly
Do not leave your visitors in the dark. Set up some ambient lighting to allow you and your guests to see the surrounding environment if the party extends to nighttime. Simply hang light strings on your deck, fence, and tree branches. You can also incorporate some hurricane lanterns, round bulbs or tealights.
- Eliminate Any Standing Water
Stagnant water is an excellent breeding spot for mosquitos. If you are planning to host a backyard party soon, clear up your rain gutters and any accumulated rainwater in the bases of flowerpots before the event. That will help in ensuring your guests stay safe from mosquito attacks.
- Do Not Crank Your Speakers
Nobody will want to stand next to blaring speakers. The best way to set up multiple speakers is to spread them out and put them at a lower volume – blend them in with some landscaping with outdoor rock speakers. If you plan on using a boom box or iPod dock, put it above the ear level so that it won’t blast directly at everyone’s head. You can turn the device towards the side of your home and make it a bit louder so that the audio can spread better.
- Plan Some Yard Games
Most people love to play yard games. Although some take them with seriousness, many people are not skilled at corn hole, ring toss, and other yard games. Nevertheless, such games offer an activity for the limbs and act as a conversation starter. You can play well-known games or simply invent your own for a fun time with your guests.
- Make a Garden
Clear some room, buy some soil and seeds and make a gardening area. Depending on where you’re located, you should be able to grow beautiful flowers accompanied by fruit and veggies in your backyard and share some of them with your neighbors. It is an excellent way to interact with those living close to you, create another hobby for you and your backyard will clearly show any guests you’ve put some good hard work into it.
- Include a Fire Pit
You can also make your backyard more inviting for guests by adding a fire pit. However, some cities have rules stating that you must be cooking on the fire for you to set up a fire pit at your home. But that shouldn’t hinder you, because cooking on a fire pit at your backyard is exciting, especially for small kids. You can host a s’mores night at your yard to express your hospitality to guests.
- Set Up a Full-Sized Dining Table
If your backyard is large enough, you can set up a full-sized dining table. Such a table will allow you to entertain many guests during perfect summer nights. You’ll get to interact with each other and share pressing stories over a well-cooked meal.
If you have sold a house and bought a house with a backyard, you can easily entertain guests. With DIY ideas above, you can make your outdoor space more welcoming for your guests. If you are looking to buy a house, you can look for one that has a backyard that fits your needs. Or, you can simply spruce up an existing one with the above ideas.