Outdoor Rooms

THE GOOD LIFE

Being outside — it’s a temptation few can resist. This is never more so than when we want to share good food and fun times with great friends. Summer soirées, birthday parties, movie nights … we now take all of these activities, and more, outdoors.

“With each passing year, we’re seeing more and more people getting added value from their homes by extending their living spaces into the outdoors. Of course, Australians have always loved to entertain under the sun or stars, but these days that can mean anything from a simple barbecue to the full outdoor experience,” says Georgia Harper of Georgia Harper Landscape Design.

“Also, rather than move house, many people who need more space are opting to create it in their existing properties — and that space is outdoors. When you consider the costs of buying a bigger home and moving, the appeal of creating a modern outdoor entertaining area that adds valuable living and leisure space is clear.”

Designing a space for outdoor entertaining can be a fun experience, but there is a great deal to consider. How will you shade, heat and light the area? What will you cook on? And, most fundamentally, where should you locate your entertaining area?

CREATE A SPACE

“Every outdoor entertaining zone needs to have a dedicated space

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