You don’t have to settle for an empty backyard when there are many backyard hangout ideas to inspire your outdoor space. On a hot day, you can add some shade in your backyard to create a homely feeling. In this guide, we’ll look at some of the ideas to adopt in your backyard to make it more appealing for midday and evening hangouts.
Everybody’s dream on a sunny day is to get a cool shade. Have you ever thought about making your outdoor living space the best with pergolas and fire pits? Your customized shade will not only be of use during summer but also in winter. You can add some lights to make it the best place to relax in the evenings.
Here are some of the ideas that will help you create a beautiful backyard for hangouts.
Give your outdoor living space a more appealing appearance by installing a pergola. It resembles unfinished structures built with a roof and vertical beam. Pergolas don’t have solid tops but can add charm to your backyard. You can even hang some planter boxes on the pergola to improve its curb appeal.
Pro Tip: A pergola will protect you from direct sun rays, but you will have to look for an alternative shelter when the rain starts to pour.
Adding a fire pit to your backyard brings more beauty to your outdoor living space. You can choose to go for a wood or stone fire pit. Both will bring a delightful and remarkable focal point to your home, even when it is not in use. A fireplace will also increase your home’s value since many potential homeowners consider it when buying a new home.
Lighting should be the number one priority to create an impressive backyard. It ensures security and adds texture to your outdoor space with the interchanging shadows and light rays. Think of path lighting, which illuminates walkways and garden edgings. Consider installing lighting systems that you can customize depending on mood.
Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Space
Implementing the right backyard hangout ideas will help you customize your space to fulfill all your needs. Don’t wait for summers to sit in your backyard. Adding these cool lights and fire pits will make the place look more enticing and welcoming.
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Happy New Year! We can finally say goodbye to 2020 and look forward to new adventures in 2021. As the new year begins, it’s time to take a look at our personal and professional resolutions. Here are some outdoor living goals to focus on in the upcoming year!
What better way to create the yard of your dreams than by adding a custom pool! A pool not only adds fun and function to your backyard but also creates a stunning waterscape to enjoy year-round. With water feature options like waterfalls, slides, fountains, your pool can make your backyard feel like a whole new living space.
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your outdoor living space is to add an outdoor kitchen to your yard, especially if you love to cook and entertain. An outdoor kitchen and dining area can be the perfect new focal point of your yard and offers even more ways to spend time outside.
Fire Pits & Fireplaces
To create an instant outdoor oasis in your backyard is to add an outside fireplace or fire pit! Choose from a custom-built fireplace or enjoy a fire pit, which comes in every shape and style you can imagine. In addition to providing heat and a comforting place to sit and relax, your new fire feature can also be another option for cooking up some tasty food, too.
New Year’s resolutions are usually along the lines of losing weight, save money, and stop procrastinating. This year, why not set a goal for your backyard to look its best? What does your resolution list look like? Let us know on social media!
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Most of us can agree 2020 was not a very pleasant year. But as the year draws to a close and the holiday season continues, it’s time to look toward 2021 with hopes for a better future. In the meantime, we should all take a moment to enjoy our time off with loved ones and reflect back on how the year went, not just for the world overall, but for us personally. Here’s a look back at 2020 with Creekstone!
We’ve created plenty of Backyard Build videos this year, transforming outdoor living spaces into entertaining living experiences. Sam and his team have done many top-notch backyard transformations which continue to improve with each and every project. We’re grateful for every one of our clients who has had a backyard build or is planning one for 2021!
Pro Tip: Check out the Sterling Creek Project, Creekstone’s Hickey Project with a built-in bar, and the beautiful Miller Project with a resort-style pool.
This year, we’ve had many delicious dishes on the Creekstone Cookout video series. Check out our mouthwatering holy voodoo shrimp dip, grandma’s apple pie, and grilling favorite Philly cheesesteak. All of these Creekstone Cookouts are complete with recipes for you to try at home with your family and friends!
2020 was a mixed bag for all of us. However, the best thing to do as the year comes to a close is to look forward to the future and commit to making things better. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones.
Get in touch with us to learn more about our plans for 2021.
Make your next special occasion the best one yet by creating your very own Creekstone gift registry! From premier grill sets to bbq accessories and sauce/seasonings, choose your favorite items to add to your personalized man card.
A special person in your life can get the following outdoor living accessories from Creekstone Outdoor Living with the Man Card! Browse our online catalog to find the next perfect gift for the man in your life.
Charcoal, Gas, & Pellet Grills
Creekstone Outdoors is proud to sell the highest quality gas grills, pellet grills, and charcoal grills. Make outdoor cooking easy with our Big Green Egg or Yoder Smoker grills. Our grills make a great year-round gift for any holiday.
Outdoor & BBQ Accessories
We provide everything from food prep accessories, ice makers, side burners, vent hoods, to refrigerators. Keep your drinks and food ice cold in the outdoors throughout the harsh weather with our outdoor refrigeration accessories. Speak with one of our experts to find the best accessories for your outdoor kitchen!
Rubs, Sauces, & Seasonings
Make delicious meats with our Hardcore Carnivore rubs, Meat Church rubs, and gourmet Duck Fat cooking spray. We’ve made plenty of Creekstone Cookout videos in the past for you to learn new recipes and try our rubs with.
The Perfect Gift for Men
Creekstone’s Man Card is the perfect gift for that special someone or for yourself. Whether it’s for Christmas, Father’s Day, birthday, or just because, Creekstone is the perfect gift shop for all things outdoor living. Visit our store today to get started!
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A majority of stainless steel outdoor kitchen equipment owners never know how to protect stainless steel outdoors. Some ignore, assuming that the outdoor equipment will still corrode even when protected. However, that’s not always the case. You can learn and implement simple ways of maintaining a shiny and bright surface on your stainless steel kitchen equipment.
How can you keep your outdoor stainless steel looking new?
The solution to spotless stainless steel surfaces are never far from what you can readily access or what you already know but not applying well. To keep your stainless steel outdoor kitchen equipment spotless, you’ll need to follow the simple steps listed below.
- Use the Right Tools
- Clean with the Polish Lines
- Use Alkaline Containing Cleaners
- Rinse Well
- Restore Stainless Steel
1) Use the Right Tools
Non-abrasive tools like microfiber, sponges, or plastic scouring pads are ideal for cleaning these surfaces. While they clean perfectly, they minimize scratches on the surface. Scrapers such as steel wool, wire brushes, or anything that might scratch the surface are not ideal for cleaning a stainless steel surface.
2) Clean with the Polish Lines
Stainless steel possesses a grain that runs in one direction or another, defined as lines. When cleaning, it is best if you wipe or scrub along the lines. This is particularly important to consider when you are using something more abrasive than a soft cloth..
3) Use Alkaline Containing Cleaners
Alkaline is the best cleaner for stainless steel. A cleaning solution containing a mixture with traces of alkaline, non-chlorinated chemicals, or chlorinated alkaline solutions will work perfectly to clean these surfaces. You should, however, avoid cleaners that contain quaternary salts as they cause rusting and pitting.
Pro Tip: If you are unsure of what alkaline solution to use, get stainless steel cleaners specifically designed for stainless steel surfaces.
4) Rinse Well
If you used chlorinated cleaners, you should rinse and wipe the kitchen surface and equipment immediately. You should wipe off the standing water mostly if it contains chemicals you used to wash the surface. However, if you use sanitizer to clean and disinfect the kitchen surface, do not wipe off or rinse the surface after cleaning.
5) Restore Stainless Steel
After all cleaning and scrubbing, you can restore the shine of your stainless steel with lemon oil or food-grade mineral oil. You can apply the polish in line with the grain’s direction using a lint-free cloth. You can as well dry it using another lint-free cloth.
Use These Tips to Refresh Your Stainless Steel
You now perfectly understand how to protect stainless steel outdoors without too much trouble. When you use these tips effectively, you end up preventing rust and corrosion, maintaining a sparkling surface for your outdoor kitchen equipment.
Contact us if you need help with your outdoor kitchen surfaces.