Create an Outdoor Entertainment/Outdoor Entertainment Area

October 3, 2022 / Written by: Signature Landscape

October 3, 2022
Written by: Signature Landscape

The sun will be out soon, and so will you. You've been waiting for the weather to warm up and for that golden sunset to enjoy the outdoors with warming fire pits. You've been dreaming of days spent outside by the fire pit with friends and family. You're ready to get out there and enjoy yourself, and it's time to make that happen! 

The first step is creating an outdoor entertainment area that's all yours. An outdoor living space is where you can relax and unwind after a long day at work or play with family and friends. But how do you create this kind of space for yourself? This is one question we know you're asking yourself, and we're here to help!

Decide on Style

First, you'll need to decide on the style and design of your outdoor entertainment area. Do you want a space that feels like a secluded getaway or a place where your guests will sit and feel comfortable mingling? If you're going for a secluded retreat, a fire pit and some comfortable seating may be all that's needed.

For a more social space, consider adding areas for cooking and dining as well as places to mingle and chat.  There are several different styles of patios to choose from:

  • A traditional patio.
  • A poolside patio or deck
  • A streamside patio or deck
  • An outdoor kitchen and grill area
  • A fire pit patio.

For example, if you have small kids or pets using your outdoor space, then you may want to consider building a fence around your patio area so that they don't fall into pools.

Find the Right Spot

First things first, you need to find the right spot for your outdoor entertainment area. Consider a location that gets a lot of sun, and make sure it's not too close to trees or bushes that may shed leaves or debris on them. Next, consider how much space you have available for your outdoor entertainment area. 

You'll want enough room for everyone who plans to use it, as well as any furniture they might bring along, such as chairs, tables, or even tents. You'll also need to figure out what kind of flooring you want. Wood decking is popular because it looks great and is easy to maintain, but concrete is also an option if you're interested in durability over aesthetics. 

Finally, determine what kind of entertainment you're going to provide. Do you want to have a barbecue? Or maybe some games like poker?

Pick Out Furniture and Accessories

If you're going to be using the space as a dining area, you'll want to get a large enough table to accommodate all of your guests. You may also want to include chairs or benches for people to sit on. You can also choose to add some decorative pieces like plants, lamps, and vases. 

For example, if you have a fireplace in your backyard, you can build a fire pit around it and then place chairs around it so everyone can enjoy sitting together while roasting marshmallows over the flames. Once you've chosen what furniture products you want in your yard, consider adding some artwork and other decor items like lights, artwork in a frame, or hanging plants so that everything looks nice together.

Warm colors such as orange, yellow and red are great for making an outdoor entertainment area feel inviting. If you want to create a welcoming space for your guests, then using warm colors is one of the best ways to do so.

Add Lighting to Create an Ambiance

Lighting can make or break your space. It's important to consider how much light you need in the space, as well as what kind of ambiance and mood with colors such as red, yellow, and orange.

If you’re looking to create a romantic atmosphere, consider using candles, flickering string lights, or fairy lights. For a more modern look, glowing LED lights can be used in various ways to light up a dark night. 

You can use them as pendants on trees or as decorative wall sconces around your outdoor space. If you want to save money, try using solar-powered lights instead of traditional electricity-powered ones. You can also use lighting to add an extra layer of safety and security in the dark by installing motion sensor lights around your patio or deck area.

Entertainment Area With Built In Fire Pits

Firepits are great because they can be used to create a focal point in a round campfire experience. With a fire pit, you can gather around and roast marshmallows, tell stories, and enjoy the cool night air, all while staying warm and cozy. They also provide warmth from the heat and light, making them perfect for any occasion. 

Most fireplaces and fire pits can be installed on an existing deck or patio, or you may opt to build a new one with the fireplace or fire pit built into it. The glowing red coals create an inviting atmosphere that will keep your friends and family coming back for more.

Types of Fire Pits

There are three key types of fire pits depending on style and material, these include the classic pit, the modern pit, and the freestanding model.

  • The classic pit features a large hole in the ground surrounded by a flat stone or brick ring. They're usually designed to hold wood or charcoal and can be made from metal or concrete. 
  • The modern pit is a small fire bowl that sits on top of a larger base. They're usually made from ceramic, stoneware, or stainless steel, and can be used as cooking vessels as well as fire pits. 
  • The freestanding model is similar to the classic model in terms of its appearance, but it doesn't require digging or stone laying. It just sits on top of the ground like an umbrella would sit on top of a table. 

The following list will help you figure out which type of fire pit or fireplace is best for your needs, depending on how they burn.

  • Wood-burning fire pit: This type of unit requires the use of firewood or charcoal as its fuel source. They come in various sizes, shapes, and styles and can be used as outdoor fireplaces.
  • Natural gas fire pits: These pits use propane gas as their fuel source stored in a propane tank. They are also easy to maintain because they don't require wood as a fuel source and don't produce smoke or ashes like other types of fire pits do.
  • Electric burning fire pit: These types of pits use electricity as their energy source instead of gas or wood. However, they still produce heat just like other types of fires would do when lit with either kind of fuel source listed above (gas or wood) with an artificial flame.
  • Solar-powered fire pit: These types of pits use solar power instead of electricity; however, they still produce heat and light at night just like other types of firepits.

Create Your Outdoor Kitchen

S'mores are the perfect way to end a long day. The only problem is that you need an open flame and marshmallow-roasting sticks to m ake them. With the right tools, you can make your s'mores, chocolate graham crackers, and more in the comfort of your own home, with no fire danger!

Create an outdoor kitchen for cooking tasty dinners and toasting snacks while enjoying the fresh air. An outdoor kitchen can be as simple or elaborate as you like, but it should include a sink, countertop, stovetop, and refrigerator. It may also include a fireplace or barbeque pit for cooking meat and vegetables. You may also want to include an exhaust fan and a smoke ventilation hood.

You can find many different types of appliances that are specifically designed for use outdoors. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what kind of amenities you can add to your new space. Just think about what would make cooking outside more enjoyable, and then buy it!

Set the Scene with Signature Landscape

If you're looking for an outdoor entertainment area that's both beautiful and functional, a firepit might be the perfect solution. Firepits can be used to cook food and keep you warm in the winter months, but they can also be used as a focal point for entertaining guests.

There are many different options for fire pits available on the market today, which means that there is one to suit every budget and taste. 

With our firepits, you can instantly create an outdoor entertainment area without worrying about the hassle of setting up a full-blown patio. Our firepits are designed to be easy to install, use, and maintain. We hope this guide has given you options regarding what kind of fire pit would work best for your needs! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start shipping with us today! 

To learn more about our custom-built fire pits, contact us at 949-755-8636 at Signature Landscape today!

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Moe has remained committed to excellence in both design and customer service ever since day one. Today, seeing clients from many years back who are still enthusiastic and appreciative fuels his fire. Knowing he has such a positive effect on his clients and the beauty of the city he lives in drives Moe daily to strive for excellence.

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