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Outdoor Set Ups That Help You Entertain

It may be winter now, but the weather will be warming before you know it. When that happens, it’s the perfect time to install outdoor features that make entertaining easier. There are many outdoor installations that make outdoor entertaining easier. If you love hosting parties, it’s a good time to consider any one of the following features for your backyard. Contact contractors as soon as possible to get started with the planning and installation.

Deck or Patio

When you’re hosting parties, it’s important to have a space where your friends and loved ones can linger, sit and talk. A deck or patio may be the right feature for you.


Decks have been popular backyard fixtures for years, but only recently did people start building large, multi-level decks, with different “zones” for different activities. When you’re building a deck, it’s important to consider how many people you plan to host in your backyard on a regular basis.

Taking into consideration the usual size of your parties can help you decide how large your deck needs to be, how many chairs will need to fit on your deck, and whether you’ll need helpful features like electric lighting.

Decks used to be made of all wood, but recently, composite wood decking has become very popular. This combination of synthetic materials and natural wood pulp requires virtually no maintenance and can last for decades. Ask your contractor about it.


A stone patio is a great space for hosting large groups of people, including children and seniors. Most patios have the advantage of requiring few or no stairs to function, so kids can run around and play games, and adults can mingle without the challenge of navigating multiple levels.

Some homeowners choose to install their own patio as a DIY project, often without realizing that a patio is more than a collection of paving stones. Hire a professional that knows how to put in pavers with the proper foundation to ensure good drainage and long-term durability. One more benefit of a patio? You’ll have a natural built-in space for installing a grill.

Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens give you an outdoor space to cook large meals while hosting parties. While a patio might create a basic space for the placement of a grill, an outdoor kitchen has a space for a refrigerator, countertop, cooktop, and more.

Outdoor kitchens are the ultimate outdoor setup for homeowners who want to cook outside. If you’re considering an outdoor kitchen for your backyard, think about installing an outdoor dining area as well. Keep these spaces shaded from sun and precipitation to avoid problems like excessive heat while cooking or eating, exposure to drizzle on rainy days, and other inconveniences.

Remember that not all materials perform well outdoors. Granite or quartz countertop materials, for example, may fade when exposed to UV rays. Your contractor can help you choose outdoor-appropriate materials that will last for years in the sun.

Get Started With Outdoor Renovations

Diamond Hill Builders is the premiere remodeling company in the Exeter, NH area. Do you want to remodel your outdoor spaces in 2023? Call today to get started.


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