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How to Create the Ultimate BBQ Area In Your Backyard


If you are looking for ways to add a little fun, function, and excitement to your backyard area this season then you may want to give some serious thought to creating your very own perfect barbeque spot.


No food is more suitable for outdoor cooking and eating than BBQ. From pulled pork to brisket to burgers and hot dogs, having your own grill in your own pit-master domain allows you to have family, friends, or neighbors over anytime.


However, before you put on your ‘kiss the chef’ apron and start seasoning the meat, there are a few things to do first. This includes clearing off that pitiful area you refer to as your cooking spot and bringing a little sizzle to that space.


How do you do that, you say? Well, we’re glad you asked. Here are a few suggestions to help you decide what it is that you want to do to turn your backyard into BBQ Central:


Install a Grill Station

This is obviously the first thing that you need to do, especially if you don’t already have a grill. Even if you do, part of the appeal of introducing the ultimate BBQ set up is having a cooking station where everything is secured and permanently positioned in place. This makes for a more efficient function from the appliances and accessories.


Getting the Right Patio Furniture

When it comes to what kind of outdoor furniture you want, the number of choices can be mind-boggling. There are literally thousands of variations in style, design, materials, color, quality, and so many other details.


Our best suggestion is to narrow it down to a specific type of outdoor furniture and then check out the various options ShelterLogic has to see what most suits your personality and existing décor.


Set Up a Bar Area

If you end up going the cabana-style furniture route, then you are already halfway there! It really isn’t difficult to put in a bar area in your backyard, especially if you already have an outdoor cooking station installed. Numerous exterior accessory companies offer stylish and well-built bars that can be assembled quickly and easily.


Make It a Covered Area

If you are going to have an outdoor grilling and dining area, it really does make sense to get it covered. Regardless of what type of décor you ultimately end up choosing, you can be assured that there is some kind of shade cover or netting that is designed to enclose it.


If you are in an area where you aren’t particularly bothered by mosquitoes and insects then the netting may not be necessary.


Nighttime Lighting

Whatever you do, don’t forget about the ambiance. Even though it gets darker later during the season of barbequing, it still doesn’t mean that the party ends just because the sun goes down.


Make sure that the area is not only illuminated for style but also so your guests can see well. The last thing you want is someone tripping and falling on your property because you had inadequate lighting.


Transform Your Pergola

If you have one of these in your backyard, you may already have the setup for your ultimate BBQ backyard area. You can use it as a seating/dining area and you can have your grill station installed somewhere in or on the structure to complete the repurposing.





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