Summer is a great time to hang out with family and friends, and with it just around the bend, there is no better time to prepare your backyard for a relaxing and fun-filled summer. Here are six ways you can make your backyard summer ready this year, suggested by local Irvine real estate agents.
1. Set Up Your Grill
Summer is barbecue season, so make sure that your grill is clean and ready to go. Regardless of whether you use charcoal or propane, having a cookout is the best way to kick off a fun summer.
2. Install a Fire Pit
Cool summer nights are perfect for sipping a robust red or crisp white and relaxing with close friends. Install or set up a fire pit that everyone can sit around when the evenings cool after sunset. Depending on the kind you get, the kids (and adults) can even enjoy making s’mores.
3. Put Up a Hammock
There’s nothing quite like a nice relaxing afternoon or evening spent lounging about in a hammock with a book, good tunes, and a nice summer breeze. You don’t need two trees, either, plenty of hammocks come with a base and can stand on their own.
4. Use Tiki Torches
Tiki torches are a great and festive way to shed light on larger backyard parties. They create a great ambience and will help keep any guests from tripping over and falling on uneven ground or backyard obstacles.
5. Build a Tree House
Even if you don’t have kids, tree houses can make for a fun and easy staycation if you feel like camping (but not really). It can also just be a fun project for you and your significant other to work on together.
6. Freshen Up the Lawn Furniture
If you haven’t used your lawn furniture in a while or it sat through a few El Nino storms, give everything a good clean. Wipe down tables and chairs and toss the cushions or their covers into the wash. If things are looking a little dingy, consider getting (or making) new covers. It’s the quickest way to spruce up your outdoor space.
Summer is also a great time to look at homes for sale in Irvine since more properties tend to be on the market than during the winter months. If you’re looking for a new place to set up your BBQ and enjoy the long summer days, reach out today by calling (714) 454-6304 or check out our inventory online.