As a Perth homeowner, there’s little doubt that you cherish your outside space—especially when the sun is shining and the evenings seem almost endless.
If you have an existing lawn, yard or patio that you want to want to transform from average to astounding, we have a few top tips up our sleeve.
To help you make the most of your yard, lawn or patio throughout the year here is how to create the perfect outdoor entertaining area.
1. Maximise your outdoor space
To create the perfect outdoor entertaining area for your Perth home, you should choose a space that offers the best light, cover, and access to amenities.
Typically, outdoor entertaining spaces are best-situated near to or as an extension of your property. Using existing patio or decking space as well as external walls will give you plenty of space to design an area that is practical, accessible, and stunning in equal measures.
Start by picking a logical place for your outside entertaining area and everything else will fall into place.
2. Visualise your design
Once you’ve chosen your ideal outdoor entertainment space, it’s time to visualise your concept or design.
Doing so will give your efforts a clear cut direction, which will make your decisions easier and ensure the end result is, well, perfect.
3. Add your main outdoor entertainment space features
What we mean here is: before you accessorise or kit out your outdoor space, you should decide if you’re going to upgrade your surface or add new features that will make it practical and suitable for year-round use.
Here are the questions you should ask yourself:
- Do I want to install decking or patio slabs?
- Shall I add a cover or roof to my patio?
- Will I need access to external lights and electrical features?
- Shall I install outdoor blinds?
- What type of entertaining will I be doing the most (dinner parties, BBQs, medium-sized gatherings, etc.)?
Take the time to answer these questions and you will make the right choices for your brand new outside entertaining area.
4. Choose your furniture & accessories
Once you’ve selected your ideal space, visualised your design, made the right choices, and have a solid plan in place, you can start accessorising.
When it comes to choosing accessories and furniture for your outside entertaining space, you can be as creative as you wish.
But, we recommend striking the balance between looks and function. That said, you should pick lighting, plants, tables, chairs, storage and cooking facilities that work well together while making your space as functional as possible.
Basically, if your choices compromise on space or they will make it difficult for your guests to move around or socialise, you should go back to the drawing board.
5. Call in the professionals
With your ideas, furniture, and plans firmly in place, you should seek the services of local professionals to make your outside entertainment dreams a reality.
Not many Perth homeowners know this, but there are professionals out there that can help you define your designs, make the right choices, and take care of everything from patios or decking to outdoor blinds, roofing, and beyond—people like us.
We are trusted local professionals and if you live in or around Perth, we can help transform your outdoor space into a place for making memories for years to come.