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How can you turn your backyard into the ultimate meeting spot this summer? Well, you can start by adding these entertainment essentials to it. 

A Barbecue:

Summer is incomplete without a weekend BBQ. You’ll want to have a top-quality barbecue sitting in your backyard so you can grill up some hamburgers, hot dogs and other seasonal staples for all of your hungry guests. 

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A Smoker:

Don’t stop at a barbecue. If you love tossing on a chef’s apron and preparing feasts for your friends, then you’ll want to get a smoker in your backyard, too. These are just some of the recipes you can cook up with a smoker:

A Pizza Oven:

Another cooking appliance that you’ll want to have sitting in your backyard is a wood-fired pizza oven. Guests of all ages will appreciate having freshly-made pizzas for dinner — even kids will think it’s better than delivery. 

An Outdoor Bar:

All that sizzling hot food will make your guests thirsty. With an outdoor bar, you can whip up refreshing cocktails in a flash. 

How can you set up a bar in your backyard? One great way to do this is to convert a shipping container into a fully functional bar. You can cut out a wall to make an exposed bar counter. You can add are tractable awning to the roof so guests can sit and sip on their drinks out of the sun. You can even stack another container beside or on top of your first one to increase the square footage. The possibilities are endless.

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What kind of container should you get? When you’re looking for used shipping containers to convert into a backyard bar, you should look for one in a cargo-worthy grade — or at the very least, a wind and watertight grade. A shipping container with one of these grades will definitely keep everything inside your bar safe from stormy weather. Better yet, get a one-trip grade container — this will be brand-new.

A Movie Screen:

Bring the movie theater experience to your backyard with the help of a projector and outdoor screen. With these items, you can host an incredible movie night for all of your friends. Don’t be surprised when a neighbor tries to sneak a peek of the movie from over your fence.

A Fire Pit:

A fire pit is a perfect addition to your backyard in the summer months. When the sun goes down and the temperatures drop, you can keep the party going by lighting some logs in the fire pit. Every one of your guests can pull up their chairs and warm up by the fire. They might even feel like roasting some marshmallows. 

Before you install a fire pit in your backyard, you should read up on fire pit safety tips so that you don’t hurt yourself or accidentally start a blaze. 

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A Convertible Patio Set:

You know that patio furniture is essential for entertaining. Otherwise, your guests would be stuck sitting on the grass. 

To make entertaining even easier, you should get a convertible set. A convertible set will let you adjust the set to match the number of guests in attendance. You can expand the seats when you have a large party coming over and then shrink them back after they leave. 

With all of these additions, your backyard will become the ultimate summer spot. Your friends will be waiting by their phones, hoping to get invited over.