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Energize Your Patio For End of Summer Entertaining

It’s already mid-August, and for many of us, the kids are back in school. With that comes excitement, but it also comes with a bit of nostalgia as we  wish for the long summer nights and outdoor entertaining that is mostly behind us.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way! You can keep entertaining and enjoying your outdoor rooms for many more months.

In this article, we look at how to energize your patio for end of summer entertaining. We’ll give you some tips for enjoying your patio well into the fall. The bonus? It’s not as hot!

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Switch Out Your Accents

One of the easiest transitions you can make is mixing up your colors. For example, if you’ve used tropical, bright pillows and accessories, you can bring in some transitional colors. Then, as September rolls around, you can go for more autumn-like colors.

Consider accessorizing with tables and ottomans as well to bring in some more seasonal colors.

This is also a good time to consider a fire table. As the warm days lead to cooler nights, you’ll be glad for the added warmth, ambiance, and conversation area.

Mood lighting is also a must. You can do this with the fire table, candles, or even string lights. Extra lighting as the evenings grow dark earlier adds a magical feel to your entertaining area.

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Add an Outdoor Kitchen

Make life easier and do all your cooking in your very own outdoor kitchen.

With our NatureKast kitchens, you can have everything you’d want outdoors – even the kitchen sink!

You’ll find that these weatherproof designs really take your outdoor room to a new level. In essence, they help supercharge your outdoor entertaining.

With unlimited options, an outdoor kitchen provides the perfect gathering spot for family and friends during end of summer, or any time entertaining.


Create a Dining Spot

For end of summer and back to school options, create a comfortable gathering spot by setting up a dining area outside. This way, you can still enjoy the patio, pool, and hot tub and create the same summer-like vibe.

You can put your dining area on the patio, deck, or under an umbrella somewhere in your yard.

We suggest picking up an outdoor rug to put under the table. Much like in your home, this sets the area apart from the rest of your backyard as a gathering place for food and fun.

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Add a Bar Area

If you’re looking for something new to add to your outdoor room, a bar area is the perfect answer.

Not only is a well-stocked bar a must if you entertain, but it makes your life easier by keeping the drinks outside.  With many options to choose from at Ultra Modern, we’re sure to have one that works with your decor.

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Final Thoughts

The goal with revitalizing your outdoor area for end of summer and fall entertaining is to up the comfort level. It’s not as hot as it once was, and the nights are getting darker earlier. This means you can bring in some ambiance with fire, lighting, pillows and throw blankets.

Give your outdoor area a welcoming vibe that makes friends and family comfortable enough to sit and talk for hours.

Not sure which route to go? We can help you at any of our three locations. You’ll find experts who can help you design your perfect outdoor space.