The Secret to Entertaining All Year

Posted on: September 20, 2019

When it comes to entertaining, your San Diego yard is primed to be a year-round hosting paradise. Whether you’re hosting family events or the next neighborhood bash, your yard can serve as an entertainer’s haven with some help from the outdoor design pros at Eco Minded Solutions. By adding a few features to your yard, you can take it from bland to grand, and be ready to host the next party, no matter what time of year it is! Here are some popular elements you can add to your yard to host gatherings all year long.

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Outdoor Kitchens

An outdoor kitchen is a key element to making your yard suitable for year-round entertainment. While you may have a perfectly fine kitchen indoors, when you’re entertaining in your yard, you’re not going to want to have to go back and forth between your kitchen and your guests. An outdoor kitchen allows you to prep food while still chatting with your company. Barbecue islands are a staple of the outdoor kitchen as they allow for prep space and grilling while maintaining a modern, classy look.

With the help of an experienced outdoor entertainment designer, you can really take your outdoor kitchen to the next level. Features that can be incorporated into your kitchen design include:

  • Ovens
  • Deep fryers
  • Ice cream makers
  • Griddles
  • Rotisseries
  • Bars
  • Refrigerators
  • Pizza ovens
  • Extended counters

With any of these features worked into your outdoor kitchen, you’re sure to earn the status of super host.


If you want to entertain in your yard, at the very least, you need a spot to do so. Patios create usable entertaining space while showcasing your style. When you think of patios, you may just think of a bland slab of concrete or boring bricks. With the help of our patio experts, however, you can create a unique patio that speaks to your style while functioning as an ideal gathering spot. Eco Minded Solutions offers a variety of stones, pavers, patterns, and textures to create a patio that fits your family’s personality. Because we use materials sourced from local stonemasons and paver and cement manufacturers, you can rest easy knowing your patio is not only beautiful but eco-friendly as well.

Fire Pits

Nothing says outdoor entertaining quite like a fire pit. While we’re lucky to have mild weather in San Diego, fire pits create an ambience at an outdoor gathering that other features can’t provide. Since guests can sit around the fire chatting or making smores, your party can continue past sunset.

You want your fire pit to be more than just a random addition to your yard. It needs to flow with the overall aesthetic of your yard. If you have a more modern style, a pile of stones will look out of place. If your style is Mediterranean, then slabs of concrete and wood will stick out. The talented team of designers at Eco Minded Solutions can work with you to design a fire pit that not only fits the style of your home, but acts as a stunning and functional centerpiece as well.

So, the secret to entertaining all year long? Turning your backyard into a functional, beautiful, and fun space that your guests will actually enjoy – and that you can enjoy with them! If you’re ready to take your yard to the next level or want to learn more about your design options, call your local San Diego landscaping experts at Eco Minded Solutions. Together, we can create a yard you’ll love for years to come!

Contact Eco Minded Solutions today to schedule your San Diego yard makeover! Give us a call at (858) 779-1225 to get started.

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