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3 ways to prepare for your 4th of July barbeque

3 ways to prepare for your 4th of July barbeque

3 ways to prepare for your 4th of July barbeque

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it's time to start preparing for a barbeque that will be the envy of the neighborhood. With the right set of outdoor furniture, you can transform your patio into the best party spot on the block.

Ready to make a big impression with your 4th of July celebration this summer? Read on to learn how to prepare for America's birthday bash:

1. Provide some shade

Throughout Missouri, July is often the hottest month of the year. To fully enjoy the outdoors this Fourth of July, give your party guests a place to get out of the sun and relax with a cool beverage.

On the 4th, check with your local weather station to see the UV index, which indicates how long it takes to get sunburn. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, it only takes an hour to burn when the UV index is at its lowest. In moderate sunlight, sensitive skin would burn in 30 minutes.

The auto-tilt patio umbrella by Ashley is made with durable PVC fabric designed to block harmful UV rays. Plus, it's auto-tilt mechanism makes it easy to adjust as the sun moves across the sky.

2. Create an outdoor lounge

For maximum comfort, consider creating an outdoor lounge area where the adults can enjoy a conversation while the young ones play in the yard or in the water.

Who says outdoor furniture can't be comfortable? Klaussner's outdoor collections are the ultimate in luxury, style and affordability. The chaise lounge, outdoor sectional or loveseat would each make a wonderful addition to any patio.

Check out our guide to outdoor furniture materials to learn more about how to pick the pieces that will last a long time. With proper care, your outdoor furniture set should last for many summer holidays to come.

A scenic retreat can also boost your mood, and may even make you a healthier person. The hard part will be getting your guests to leave!

3. Stay out later with a cozy fire

When the sun stays out well into the evening, you'll have to be up late to enjoy this year's fireworks. In addition to providing a warm nightcap, consider adding a cozy fireplace to your outdoor seating area.

Outdoor fire pit tables come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find one that matches your patio furniture ensemble. Most operate with a simple propane tank, like the one you already have for your grill, so setup is easy. Plus, a fire pit can extend your enjoyment of the outdoor season by several weeks!

Now that you have some inspiration, head to Arwood's Furniture & Mattress for the largest selection of Missouri furniture. Family owned and operated, our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect outdoor furniture in time for your 4th of July barbeque.