I love this time of year when the weather turns warm and summer’s just about to begin. My family and I spent Memorial Day weekend at the beach and had such fun attending parties and hosting friends at home. The kids were in the pool all weekend long despite the changing weather, and the grownups enjoyed catching up after not seeing one another all winter. We spent most of our weekend outside, which convinced us that the house we’re building really needs to have an backyard that’s amazing for entertaining.
One feature that came in handy over the weekend was the fire pit. With temps hovering around the low 60’s for most of the weekend, we were happy to gather in the only warm spot of the yard! We would like to have a gas fire pit in our own backyard once our construction work is complete.
Another concept that I love is the outdoor kitchen. It’s more than just a grill! We would like an outdoor kitchen that has all the conveniences of an indoor kitchen – except in the backyard! A grill, great counter-tops, a built-in pizza oven, an ice maker, a refrigerated beverage drawer… options abound when it comes to creating a dreamy outdoor kitchen!
I’ve been getting inspired by checking out magazines and online photos. Here are some of my favorites!