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    How to create a great outdoor party area

    Published on 27 March 2015, Friday, 3:05 AM

    It seems like we can always come up with an excuse to get together with friends and have a good time. From 40th birthdays to anniversaries all the way to 'because it's Friday', social occasions and parties are a staple on many people's calendars. But when it comes to the big events, you want to make sure your home is up to the task. That's why we have prepared some tips for making your home nice and ready for those large social occasions. 

    Keep it clean

    Of course, tidying your home before a big event is crucial. But have you thought about the longer-term touches? Landscaping a garden area and getting rid of all weeds in sight is a great way of making your backyard stand tall as a more permanent fixture in your social calendar. Keep the ground flat - if you have outdoor dining areas, you can't have anyone on a lean. 

    A fresh bout of DIY painting on the facade of your home can't go awry either - it gives a brand-new look that people will love. Make sure the colour isn't too bright, as it could reflect bright lights a bit harshly during the evening. 

    If you have a concrete or brick area, then it might benefit from a deep clean as well! Try out a high pressure cleaner to see how much muck and grime you can get off the surface. Giving every area a glorious shine and evening out grassy areas will lay the basis for a great outdoor party area. 

    Set the scene

    Once your foundations are set, you can properly decorate! The right outdoor lighting can make the difference between an unsuccessful soiree and a popular party. The same goes for the right sound system. If your outdoor area is far removed from a power source, procuring a generator from Kennards Hire for those big social occasions can be a real life saver. 

    Managing the temperature might be necessary if your big events, like birthdays or family reunions, occur in the middle of winter or summer. Getting the right heater or ventilator can play a crucial role in having a great party as well. 

    There's a lot to keep an eye on when you host a party, but if you keep up with these tips for preparing a great outdoor space, you can rest assured that people will likely have a great time no matter what. 

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.