Exterior upgrades to make before your first BBQ

The first (official) day of summer is right around the corner, which means it’s due time to start thinking about BBQs and garden gatherings. If you’re like us, you’ll seize any opportunity to enjoy the outdoors during the fleeting summer season. Make the most of Ireland’s “sunniest” months by ensuring your garden is in tip top shape.

The following article will provide some recommendations on exterior upgrades you should consider making before your first BBQ. Start the summer soirée season on the right foot with the below suggestions!

Add some texture and depth to your garden with landscaping: Varying plant and flower textures will look interesting and stylish. Have some fun with your landscaping and experiment with different types of plants, grasses, and flowers. Guests can dine and chat while admiring your green thumb! Best of all, you can make your landscaping fit your budget. If you don’t want to invest in a professional service, simply head on over to your local garden centre for everything you’ll need!

Revive your exterior trim: Don’t have the time or the desire to paint your entire exterior? Good news! You can still refresh the look of your home by simply updating your trim! Trim will highlight the points of interest on your home, so it’s essential to make sure it’s always looking sharp. Our exterior trim products will protect your trim while beautifying it. Choose our Pillar Box Red to make a statement, our Gentle Blue for a summer-ready nod to nautical, or keep things classic with our Brilliant White.

Add some mood lighting: While we certainly hope your BBQs will be illuminated by the summer sun, outdoor lighting will help ensure the fun doesn’t have to end when the sun sets. We love string lighting for summer gatherings (festoon lights are always a hit!) and will give your garden a soft glow when evening comes. Just make sure to get lights that are equipped for the outdoors!

Repaint your door: In addition to upping your trim game, we suggest rejuvenating your front and/or back door with a simple coat of paint! Painting your door takes little time and is a cost-effective way to instantly boost your exterior appeal. Choosing Sandtex paints for this job is a wise decision—in addition to providing smooth and even colour, our paints will prevent the elements from damaging your door. 

Do a summer clean: This may go without saying, but a new season deserves a clean slate, and this is especially vital when it comes to BBQ season. Make sure to clean your exteriors of any debris, and create an area in your garden that you’ll be proud to host in. Dust off your garden furniture and neatly arrange your chairs and tables. At this time, we also recommend deep cleaning your grill and outdoor cooking utensils so they’re ready to be used. 

Who’s ready for warmer days ahead? We know we sure are, and one of the things we’re most looking forward to are summer barbecues. The above tips will help ensure your exteriors are beautified for friends and family to come feast! For more expert advice, call into your local Sandtex stockist or visit us on the web

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