Creating A Backyard Barbecue Area – 6 Great Tips

With summer around the corner, now’s the perfect time to start preparing your backyard for loads of fun that you plan to have amongst family and friends! There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking up some vitamin D with your friends and family around, enjoying the joys of summertime.

Whether you love cooking outdoors and enjoying the summer breeze, or you want to give your kitchen a break from cooking inside, there are so many different ways of creating your backyard to your liking! You can choose over hundreds of designs, special features, colors, and pretty much anything you have in mind to make your barbecue look spectacular. We invite you to continue reading as I go over six great tips to help even newbies create their dream backyard!

Tip #1- Small Backyard Spaces

For those who don’t have much wiggle room to create but still want to have that barbecue experience in their backyard, you can still have your dream backyard without sacrificing your grill! If you live in an apartment or townhouse where you only have your balcony to relax and enjoy, then you are better off investing in a charcoal grill that’s still easy to use and won’t use up all of your space. You can constantly personalize it by adding outdoor lights, patio furniture such as chairs, a table, or anything that you want to add to bring out your personal touch to the area.

Tip #2- Barbecue in the shade

Although we love it when summer comes around, we all know how hot it can get in your backyard without counting the heat from the grill. That said, one of the great things you can do is add some shade to your barbecue area to cool down those intense summer heat that many dread.

People love to enjoy their backyards without feeling exhausted from the sun. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by having garden parasols on patio tables, and they are worth every penny! Not only do these protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, but they add the finishing touch to your backyard.

Tip #3- Barbecue Area without a Grill

Now, we know what you’re thinking; what’s a barbecue area without a grill, right? Surprisingly enough, many people want to enjoy the benefits of a barbecue area to enjoy quality time with loved ones but are not interested in owning grills.

There’s a great solution to this; your area is yours and yours only to choose how you want the layout to be, and it doesn’t necessarily need a grill to be known as your barbecue area. You can opt-out in grills and instead choose things like a pizza oven if that’s more to your liking.

Tip #4- Modern Barbecue Area

In today’s modern world, there are endless options that you can choose from to bring your ideas to life, such as adding sleek stainless steel appliances to give your backyard a more sophisticated feel. The area doesn’t need to be spacious to look modern and fit your personality. A simple yet sleek look will have your backyard be the talk of the neighborhood. Imagine your barbecue area with lined wood aligning your stainless steel grill, giving you that professional vibe right in your yard!

Tip #5- Fireplaces

Fireplaces aren’t only for those cold winter nights; they’re a great way to snuggle up to your special someone while adding a touch of warmth and a cozy atmosphere while being outdoors. What’s great about them is that they typically come with a seating area so all of your guests can get cozy around the fireplace for s’mores once all the barbecue food is gone!

Tip #6- Barbecue on Deck

Having your barbecue set up on the deck is another great idea that’s perfect for grilling hotdogs and hamburgers while enjoying the breeze passing through, sweeping up the juicy aroma through the neighborhood. Just make sure you’re cautious when being on the deck, and keep an eye on the surroundings to avoid any potential fire hazards.

Tips on Maintaining Safety in Your Backyard

With efficient tips on creating a backyard barbecue, the next thing to remember is how to organize and maintain the cleanliness of your backyard for every occasion you plan to celebrate at home while taking into consideration the safety of everyone. Here are simple ways to keep your backyard barbecue in perfect condition and danger-free.

Remove any debris and hazards

It is always expected to see how much trash and debris piles up under the snow, branches after summer, and even falling leaves after heavy rainfall. The first step is to take all trash out of the yard and into the trash can. Collect sticks and branches falling under the snow to pick up waste, pet droppings, and other debris. This is also a good time to evaluate lawn ornaments and decorations to decide whether to keep or remove them. Also, always check any hazardous materials in your backyard kitchen, especially if you have toddlers at home, as they may cause danger in the future. 

Mow the lawn

Take notice of unkept grasses as you clean and organize the rest of your yard. But you need a lawnmower to keep your lawn healthy. Remember that the taller the grasses, the easier hazards will be unnoticeable. You can keep your turf even or achieve your desired grass length with them. If you don’t have a lawnmower to cut grass, consider renting one from a neighbor or one for work. Keep the grass short enough, as mowed lawns expose too much ground. This causes weeds to grow faster than normal and leaves the property more susceptible to damage from excessive sunlight. Further, it’s better to mow while the grasses are dry. 

Clear up the space

Remember that your backyard kitchen will be filled with much outdoor cooking when fewer things are getting in your way; cleaning and tidying up the yard is that much easier. Clear up your backyard by filling garbage bags and boxes with items to be discarded and donated. As far as other items that belong in the backyard are concerned, move them aside or carry them out to the front yard. Also, create a space where kitchen tools will be kept when grilling, a safe space unreachable to toddlers and convenient for easy access. 

You are now ready to build your designated area with all of the great tips mentioned above. Remember that not everyone will have the same desires in mind. It makes creating your barbecue area to fit your needs so special. Whether you’re looking to expand your area or looking to spruce things up, you have a wide variety of which you can select. So what are you waiting for? Build that dream backyard barbecue of yours!