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Ideas for your outdoor entertaining areas

From summer BBQ to backyard parties, outdoor entertaining is the Australian way of life.

You know it’s true. We Australians love to eat, drink, and be merry in our own backyards, and with most of the country experiencing long spells of warm weather, it’s no wonder outdoor living is so popular.

From the verandahs of traditional homes to the alfresco areas that are widespread in contemporary home design, outdoor entertaining is here to stay. Whether you’re commencing a new build, or planning a major makeover, we have some ideas for your outdoor entertaining area.

When it comes to creating the ultimate outdoor entertaining area, layout is everything. Get your layout right and the whole pace will feel cohesive and inviting, as well as be a breeze to use and move around in.

It’s all about creating zones to separate various activities like cooking, eating and drinking, conversations and relaxing. You also need to create an easy flow within the area; this can be as simple as not putting the outdoor dining table lengthways in front of doorways or too close to the cooking area.

The Materials used in your outdoor entertaining area should complement your home’s style and with the surrounding landscape. Timber decking is popular for outdoor areas.

The ‘Ultimate’ outdoor entertaining area is with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. With a built- in BBQ, sink and prep-area and all-important drinks fridge. Or go the next step and add a built-in pizza oven or fireplace to keep the space cosy in the cooler months, and a wireless speaker system to play your favourite tunes.

Everyone wants to have a welcoming home, one that can be used to entertain a large group of friends or even cater to just a simple, intimate gathering with the family. With our smartly designed decks, you can now be the perfect host and impress guests with your own, beautiful and personalised location.

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