Outdoor entertaining on a tiny budget, in a tiny space

It’s easy to get lost in all the catalogs, blogs and Pinboards that show amazing outdoor entertaining spaces. Perfectly manicured gardens, outdoor kitchens, cool fire pits surrounded by nice teak furniture, long farmhouse tables with Tolix chairs . . . we all love these scenarios. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the space — or the money — to create them in our own homes.

But guess what? You can set up an outdoor cooking and eating area, that will fit in a space as small balcony, for less than $175! Here are two options for you:

Ikea combo: $ 163.98

For grilling

lillon grill

 The Lillon charcoal grill sells for $99, is only 18″ wide, and sports adjustable legs.

For dining


The Tarno bistro set is the perfect size for two, and the perfect price ($49.99)!

To set the mood


The 23-foot Solvinden light strand is just $14.99 — and it’s solar powered.

Target combo: $ 139.98

For grilling

smokey joe

The Weber Smokey Joe is $29.99 online.

For dining

target bistro

The Folding Metal Bistro Set comes in four fun colors and is on sale right now for $95.

To set the mood

target lights

Room Essentials Frosted Globe lights give you 25 feet of light for just $14.99.

You don’t have to be rich or have a big yard to entertain outdoors — you just have to know where to look!