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Outdoor entertaining ideas for feature courtyards and alfresco areas

Entertaining areas are in high demand with people spending more time at home than ever before. A good outdoor space extends the liveable area of your home, while improving your home’s value and delivering lifestyle benefits to your family.

Top reasons to create a new outdoor entertaining area

  • Take full advantage of your land by extending your homes entertaining spaces
  • Australian climate favours year-round outdoor entertaining – high use area
  • Outdoor entertaining spaces are versatile; use for alfresco dining, entertaining, barbeques, fire pits and relaxation
  • The foundation of an outdoor area (paving) is a DIY friendly project
  • Outdoor rooms are scalable – start small and add to your area over time as budget allows

 

Investing in an outdoor area extends your homes liveable space by creating a brand new area for you to spend time entertaining family and friends.  Australian’s love outdoor entertaining and our fantastic weather and mild temperatures (in most areas) lends itself to enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort, privacy and security of our own homes.

With land values as they are, failing to make good use of your backyard area can have a real opportunity cost attached to it! Entertaining areas are in high demand from buyers and if you notice in the real estate listings, often the main photos are of the outdoor entertaining space because these areas transform the way you entertain and how you use your outdoor spaces.

The key feature in any outdoor area is the foundation – that is a dry, level base to enjoy your entertaining area from. Decks are great for entertaining spaces, though they are difficult DIY projects adding cost, and requiring annual maintenance. A trend for entertaining areas is to pave the space which creates a durable, flat “base” for entertaining. Concrete pavers are (like Adbri’s 40mm range) are a great choice for entertaining as they can be laid onto a foundation of compacted road base and sand which is DIY friendly. Natural Stone pavers will also suit some backyard style though as they are very thin (19mm), they typically need to be glued onto a concrete slab which for many people, won’t be a DIY project.

Outdoor entertaining projects vary from small inner-city courtyards to small patios right through to larger alfresco entertaining areas that include outdoor kitchens and dining as well as fire pits, feature lighting and furniture. The best part about entertaining areas is they can be built in backyards of any size and clever ideas like using garden walls as seating areas can help maximise the available space.

Outdoor entertaining areas are high impact projects and with concrete paving, they can be completed to a high standard as a DIY project.

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