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By April 14, 2019 No Comments
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Things To Consider When Designing For Outdoor Entertaining


When designing for outdoor living it’s essential to consider the layout and square footage available. Think about what is most important, and build the design based on your priorities. For instance, three-quarters of an acre will be used differently than a quarter acre. If hosting cook-outs and gatherings is important to you, having a functional multi-use grill and lounge area may be the main focus.

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Once you have analyzed the available space and future needs, it’s time to consider what will work. For example, those who have an outdoor space with less square footage and a desire to host cookouts; a smoker, small built-in grill, and efficient sized furniture may be ideal. On the other hand, more square footage with the intent to entertain family and friends, may call for different items such as; a large open-air grill, lounge furniture, fire bowl, outdoor kitchen, etc.

Trinity Fireside’s Delta, Twin Eagles, and Kamado Joe grills (click for more information) are options to consider for smaller spaces. OFYR (view photos) and Eldorado Artesian Firebowls (view photos) work beautifully with large open-air spaces. Skyline (photo below) has a variety of lounge furniture that can work with both large and small square footage. Whether you’re thinking of adding an impressive fireside, or quaint a reading nook, think about what works best for your backyard getaway.

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Even when designing for a small location it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having a personal outdoor paradise. It’s easy to think your space is too small, but sometimes a challenging space brings out the best design! With space, size, and personal ideals in mind think about the possibilities. Get creative on ways to utilize the area. Consider the overall arrangement, furniture layout, and landscape options.

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Maybe you’re on the other end of the spectrum. Having a large backyard can be overwhelming, and some may not know where to start. Go back to the available footage and your ideas to start. From there think about the possibility of a pool, garden, furniture, fireside, dining area, grill, you name it! The backyard is your oyster!

Fireplace inserts are something to be considered for those planning on year-round use of their outdoor space. Fireplaces create warmth, ambiance, and additional lighting for design both large and small. Trinity’s variety of inserts ranging from traditional to modern opens up a world of possibilities! (click here to view more images)

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Once you have decided what will work for your entertaining needs, from there it’s time to zone in on the details. Since the foundation has been set, the next step is to create an inviting and comfortable area. Color, texture, and style are all things to decide on what works with your design. This includes choosing wood, rock, brick, tile, etc. It’s helpful to zone in on a style and then to design around that.

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No matter what you have in mind, Trinity provides a number of products that can work with your space. Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and poolside, or patio lounge and grill. We aim to bring the ultimate outdoor dream to your home. Visit to see more options and ideas to start your design today!