Whether starting the day with tea and toast on the patio, relaxing in the shade, dining alfresco, or watching the sun setting with a cool drink, what better place to spend summer than in the garden.
Designing social spaces into your garden creates opportunities to play and have fun in the sun, entertain over a tasty barbeque, or chill out with family and friends. Whether you’re in reclining chairs, a hammock strung between trees, or a sat around a patio table for an al fresco meal, the garden becomes another social space in your home during the summer months.
We all have our fingers crossed that summer 2019 will be a blazing sunshine once again, and with that good ol’ fashioned British optimism for the weather in mind, JLife presents a run-down of products and ideas to help transform your outdoor space for barbeque season (plus a few refreshing beverages on a budget to get the party started!)…
BBQs That Don’t Burn a Hole
A barbeque party isn’t complete without, well, the barbeque! Become a true grilling champion with Wilko’s dual charcoal and gas BBQ. The double cast-iron cooking grates, as well as warming racks, mean that there’s more than enough room to cook up all the food the family will inevitably bring to the feast. The convenient side shelf and bottom shelf provide ample room for storage for keeping all your BBQ tools to hand.
If you fancy a BBQ that isn’t a gas-guzzler or have limited space in your garden, how about trying this eco-friendly portable grill available from Homebase? In a bid to persuade the UK’s tong-wielding cooking fans to upgrade their charcoal choices this summer, Eazy BBQ is a revolutionary, clean and easy to use grill and charcoal barbeque range. Using only environmentally- friendly sustainably sourced charcoal across its range, its products are chemical free and use all-natural, sustainable materials its packaging.
With a raised grill which sits above the tray, more air can circulate thereby avoiding the scorching of the meat and the surrounding areas. The kit also comes in a recycled cardboard box, making the BBQ super easy to transport and is fully disposable after use.
For the flashy master roasters of you, this four burner BBQ brandishing an extra stainless-steel side burner, also from Wilko, is powered by an integrated ignition system and built-in temperature gauge for cooking up delicious food every time. The enamel-coated steel cooking grate and included warming rack mean there’s plenty of room to keep everyone well fed! For a beast of a griller, it does include base wheels for easy manoeuvrability as well as a side shelf for keeping that ice-cold drink to hand!
Maybe you think BBQs are a bit passé these days and want to try something new? Why not try something from Gozney, the makers of commercial and residential stone fire pizza ovens. Gozney’s latest innovation is the compact Roccbox, the only professional standard portable wood and gas stone oven that can cook a pizza superfast and consistently. Roccbox reaches 500C to give you the ideal balance of thin, crisp base and perfectly charred artisan crust, meaning you can turn out over twenty pizzas in an hour and cater to even the hungriest party!