There's a BBQ for Every Garden
Whatever size of outdoor space you have, from a compact patio or balcony to a more spacious garden, there's a style of BBQ to fit into most spaces. Now that the sun is hopefully here to stay for a while, it's time to start planning your summer entertaining, and that often means having a BBQ. If you need some inspiration for your new BBQ, here are some great ways to incorporate one into your garden.
The main focus for entertaining outside should be to have some fun, so you need to make sure that your dining area reflects this. You could brighten up the space with a fun outdoor print, or the railings on balconies are ideal for stringing some colourful bunting along. Even if the space isn't that big, some creative decor can bring it all together and create a cosy environment.
Turn It into a Feature
If you really want to go to town with your BBQ, you could have a purpose-built unit fitted that turns the space into an actual outdoor kitchen. This would provide a fantastic contemporary feature for the property, and you could tailor the design to suit your needs, such as a covered area for seating or an outdoor fridge to keep the drinks cold.
Complement Your Surroundings
Just because you live in the middle of the city, it doesn't mean that you can't have a sophisticated outdoor space. Urban balconies can have great advantages and benefit from stunning modern views, and with the right BBQ and furniture, you can create the ideal spot for evening get-togethers or summer parties.
There's Always Room for a BBQ
There are some amazing multi-functional pieces of furniture that enable you to fit everything you want into even very compact areas. If your balcony or patio isn't that big, you won't need to cater for too many people, so a small BBQ that can be attached to the railings would be just right.
Don't Forget the British Weather
As we all know, you can't rely on the British weather, but that doesn't mean that the party has to stop. Adding a covered area in your garden or having a retractable canopy on balconies will still allow you to carry on even if the heavens suddenly open. If you're looking for more of an outside room, then consider installing a retractable roof on to a conservatory. This will give you a fantastic space for the summer months, as well as a usable room in the winter.
Give It a Romantic Feel
A BBQ doesn't have to be a large social occasion, and sometimes you might just want it to be the two of you, so you need to create a space that has a romantic feel to it as well. You can instantly change the environment by adding in some subtle lighting features, such as paper lanterns or fairy lights, alongside a more neutral colour palette, which would be perfect when it's simply a meal for two.