How to Style Your Outdoor Space So It's Always Ready for Entertaining

The trick is to have everything you love about indoor entertaining waiting for you in the backyard.

Outdoor entertaining is meant to be low-key, but it can easily turn into a big production when you have to shuttle back and forth from the kitchen to set everything up and then keep your guests plied with food and drinks. What if you didn’t have to do that—if all the essentials of indoor hosting were already in the yard, waiting for you and your guests?

Caesarstone in Clearskies

That’s the thought behind the smart, Caesarstone-equipped backyard space at the 2021 House Beautiful Whole Home in Fredericksburg, Texas, where Los Angeles-based designer Linda Hayslett planted a fully functioning kitchen right at the center of the outdoor fun.

With a grill, dinnerware shelving, and a wine fridge all in this one spot, there’s no need to ever rush in and out of the house. Instead, the host gets to stay at the heart of the action, serving up bites and brews from a sleek Caesarstone quartz countertop in Clearskies from the company’s Outdoor Collection. Available in three patent-pending colors, Caesarstone’s Outdoor Collection is the first quartz surface to carry a UV rating. Plus, because it’s exceptionally durable — nonporous, scratch-resistant, pretty much maintenance-free — the engineered stone (90% natural quartz materials with 10% added resins) is a perfect pick for weathering whatever the elements (and the next party) can throw at it.

Check out all of the entertaining-friendly ideas by clicking play on the video above.

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