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Tips for Creating the Perfect Backyard for Summertime Fun This Year

3 Ways To Get the Backyard Ready for Guests This Summer

Summertime is full of opportunities for outdoor get-togethers. Whether it’s a July 4th blowout, a low-key gathering, or just a good old-fashioned backyard BBQ, the yard needs to be ready. That’s why many homeowners use the start of summer to make a few upgrades and additions to their backyard. But with so many possibilities, it can be hard to know where to start. This article will share a few tips and ideas for transforming the backyard into a summer paradise!

Set the Mood With Creative Outdoor Lighting

Adding some outdoor lighting is a great way to make the backyard more pleasant and inviting. The options for backyard lighting are virtually limitless, and homeowners can use any combination of them to create their desired atmosphere.

String lights around the patio or woven through tree branches can give a diffuse glow to common areas. Globe-shaped rattan lanterns or paper lanterns can provide gentle illumination while making the yard more visually interesting. Path lighting or lantern posts can illuminate walkways for safety and simultaneously give the yard depth. Plant and landscape lighting can accentuate foliage, making for an enchanting experience after the sun goes down.

Many of these come in solar-powered versions, while others can simply be plugged into an outdoor GFCI outlet. Some may need to be discreetly hard-wired into the home’s electrical panel, which should always be done by a qualified electrician.

Invest In a Generator


Another way to prepare the home for summer shindigs is to have a backup generator on hand. Indiana is no stranger to severe summer storms, so it’s always a good idea to have a contingency in case of a sudden power outage. Not only will it keep those new backyard lights up and running, but it can also keep food from spoiling in the fridge or freezer. And for those who rely on electricity for medical equipment such as power wheelchairs or ventilators, a backup generator is essential.

Portable generators are a good option, although they require manual refueling every so often, and most models are meant for a few key appliances rather than an entire house. On the other hand, whole-home generators are wired straight into the home’s electrical panel. They are usually perpetually fueled by the home’s natural gas supply, and many models automatically start supplying power when an outage occurs.

Put In a Swimming Pool or Hot Tub


The third way homeowners can make their home the place to be this summer is by adding a pool or hot tub to the backyard. It may be a bit more extravagant than the above upgrades, but it’s a great way to bring people together and make some legendary summer memories. Pools and hot tubs also add value to the home and can be enjoyed for years to come.

However, safety is the number one priority when putting in a pool or hot tub. That’s why a qualified, professional electrician must do all the wiring to ensure everything complies with the latest electrical codes and regulations.

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