As warmer weather begins to creep back in, visions of festive barbeques and afternoons by the pool tend to follow. A well-designed outdoor entertainment area is an asset for those of us who like to throw a gathering, and it’s a central point for many homes.
If you’re looking for ways to sharpen up your outdoor entertainment area, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you get started.
1. Build a deck:
If you’re looking to create an inviting setting where you can entertain, a spacious deck or patio is always a solid option. Use sleek materials and liven up the area with plants and cosy furniture pieces; you’ll attract a crowd in no time.
2. Section off areas in the space:
Inviting nooks, or dedicated entertaining spaces, are useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, they create a sense of flow to your backyard. Maybe there’s a space for dining and another where people can lounge with a drink a little later? Creating separate areas is also a nice way to build intimate settings that encourage relaxation.
3. Is a pool right for you?
The dream of installing a giant, sparkling pool into your backyard is a common one. It can be a great addition to many homes; not only because of the social and fitness aspect but because a well-designed pool area is beautiful to look at, too.
It is worth, however, considering how often you’ll use a pool and if you’re up to keeping it clean. If you’re not sure about the answer to those questions, perhaps it’s better to construct a chic outdoor seating area instead?
4. Consider outdoor ceilings:
More than just a convenient weather safeguard, an outdoor covering of some variety is also a great way to help create a comfortable entertainment environment. Installing a pergola or gazebo helps build a sense of privacy and it’s a great structure for vine plants if you’re after a little greenery.
5. Remember your outdoor area is an extension of indoors:
When making selections like flooring, finishes and colouring, it’s important to consider how your outdoor entertainment area is going to pair with the rest of your home. How will the experience of walking between your indoor and outdoor spaces flow? While they don’t need to be exactly alike, there should be some connection between these areas.
If you’re thinking about installing a pool or refreshing your outdoor entertainment area, please reach out to the ATN Constructions team for more information. We’d be more than happy to help guide you through this exciting process. Give us a call on 0418 867 997 or contact us here.