Whether you are having family and friends over for an impromptu patio party, hosting the entire neighborhood for a holiday bash, or enjoying the sunset from your covered porch, the following are some essentials to help make your McAdams’ home, a backyard summer oasis.
It’s all about the atmosphere and outdoor lighting can completely change a space. Place a string of lights over a seating area or by using them to border your space you will create a warm ambiance. Try incorporating light in a variety of ways through candles, firelight or even tiki torches. And leave the string lights up all summer, just switch out a strand or bulb whenever they burn out. You can also set the mood with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Be careful, with a setting this magical, your guests will want to stick around long into the night. And that’s why unbreakable drink and dishware are a must for grill season and summer patio living.
For some, every season is grill season, but no matter what level of barbecue fanatic you are, the Wilmington Grill is perfect for our coastal climate. Made locally from heavy gauge 304 stainless steel, these grills stand the test of time. If you are already set on your grill, check out this StarNews article on local NC sauces, these are sure to get your mouth watering and give you some good ideas for what to throw on the grill.
Outdoor games are a summer staple and great way for guests to break the ice. From bocce ball, corn hole, croquet or you name it, the list of favorites games is endless. Just be sure to have plenty of sunscreen and bug spray or citronella handy for the pests. Also, be sure to have ample and comfortable seating, ice-cold drinks and there is no doubt that you or your guests will be enjoying your McAdams’ home.