Summer is the perfect time to get together with friends and family to celebrate the good weather. If you’ve recently moved into a new build, it’s also your opportunity to showcase your new home. One of the best ways to bring friends and family together is through food - so when the weather permits, a classic British BBQ is a great idea. So, in this post, we’ll look at how you can get the most out of hosting summer BBQs in your new build.

Understand Your Space

The scale of your BBQ will largely depend on the space you have in your new build garden, so think about things like where you’ll place your BBQ and where people will sit. A well-planned seating arrangement can make even smaller gardens feel spacious. Opt for foldable or stackable furniture that can be easily moved around or stored to make more room for guests.

Another thing you’ll want to consider is where the BBQ will go. Position your BBQ grill safely, ideally on flat ground away from fences, the house, and garden sheds. Since new builds might have restrictions on certain types of modifications, ensure your BBQ set-up adheres to any estate guidelines.

Prepare Your BBQ

The centrepiece of any summer party is the BBQ where all of the food gets cooked. There are plenty of different options available here in terms of what type of BBQ to use, from a traditional charcoal one to something that uses gas. Try to choose one that suits your cooking style and fits your new outdoor space. In compact gardens, a portable or tabletop BBQ might be ideal.

When cooking on the BBQ, make sure you’re acting safely at all times. Always check the manufacturer's guidelines before firing up your BBQ. For gas BBQs, ensure all connections are secure to avoid leaks. With charcoal grills, make sure the charcoal is cold before disposal to prevent any risk of fire.

Plan Your Menu

Embrace the flavours of the season by choosing fresh, local ingredients. This helps to support local UK producers while also ensuring you get the freshest taste for your guests. Think fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, and locally sourced meats or plant-based alternatives.

BBQs don’t have to be complicated affairs, so don’t worry about keeping things simple. You can choose dishes that can be prepped ahead of time and cooked easily on the grill. Burgers, sausages, chicken skewers, and veggie kebabs are all BBQ favourites. This approach will give you more time to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

Decorations and Atmosphere

Your new build garden can be thoughtfully designed to create the right vibe for your summer BBQ. Getting the most out of your new build back garden might mean adding some planters, outdoor lighting or a nice water feature to create an inviting atmosphere. You can even bring in a touch of sustainability by using solar-powered lighting throughout your back garden to illuminate spaces.

Get the Most Out of Summer With a BBQ in Your New Build

Hosting a BBQ in your new build is an excellent opportunity to enjoy your new home and make lasting memories with friends and family. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can throw a fantastic summer BBQ that your guests will talk about long after the last burger is eaten. Enjoy the summer to its fullest by making your new house feel like a home from the get-go.

If you’re in the process of finding your forever home, then our team at Beech Grove Homes can help. Take a look at our developments or get in touch if you have any questions.