The back yard provides the perfect opportunity to build strong relationships with your family and friends. Whether you are enjoying a few nightcaps around the fire or coordinating a game of flag football, a big yard can provide the space that will accommodate any size of group.

If you are getting ready to move to a new home, then it is essential that you buy a property with a good yard. A nice home won’t be complete without the right yard to match.

Here are a few things that you need to consider when you are planning a great backyard for your summer social events:

Easy Access to the Kitchen

How easy is it to move the prepared food from the kitchen to the backyard? A nice set of double doors that lead from the kitchen or dining room out to the patio helps you combine the indoor and outdoor living area.

Party hosts often find that they need to frequently run back inside for more napkins, serving spoons, ice, and other miscellaneous items. If you are moving back and forth between the yard and the kitchen, then make sure that it is easy to access your kitchen without walking through the whole house every time.

Comfortable Deck and Outdoor Furniture

A nice deck goes a long way to creating the inviting environment that you want to share with the people that you love. The kids will be running around barefoot, so make sure that the deck is built with durable materials that won’t leave splinters. There are many great deck products available that improve the appearance of the yard and also offer the function that you need.

Make sure that you have comfortable seating for your guests. People will want to linger for a while if they have a place to sit down and enjoy the company of friends and family. You can find high-quality outdoor furniture that comes with both tables and chairs, creating a full living space on your back deck.

Fire Pit, Swing Set, and Other Back Yard Accessories

What are some other features that your family will enjoy? A nice swing set or play area can allow the kids to play while the adults enjoy conversation. Or, you might consider investing in a fire pit so that you can have fun roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.

Don’t forget a good grill, which is the highlight of a backyard barbecue! Most people prefer gas grills so that they have full control over the temperature. If you are planning to do a lot of hosting in the backyard, then you might consider investing in a built-in grill or even a wet bar or kitchen are on the back deck.

At DUFFY Realty, we want to help every client create a home that will be perfect for their family. We will gladly assess your individual needs and help you find a property that has the right home and yard to match your preferred lifestyle. Call us for more information: (678) 318-1700