Outside entertainment areas are quickly becoming popular in Australian homes, as more and more families make the most of the gorgeous Queensland weather. If you’re planning on creating your very own backyard entertainment area, we have a few ideas that can help you create the ultimate outdoor sanctuary. Read on for our 5 must haves for your outside entertainment area below.
5 must haves for your outside entertainment area
Install a deck
An outside entertainment area wouldn’t be complete with a gorgeous timber deck, combining functionality and style all in one. If you like to regularly have guests over or spend a lot of time in your backyard, a timber deck offers the perfect convening spot for people to mingle over a glass of wine. You’ll also see a great return on investment, as not only does installing a deck increase the value of your home, but it also makes it easier to sell.
If you love to entertain outside often, an outdoor kitchen is a must have. Unlike an indoor kitchen, an outside one doesn’t have to have anywhere as many features – in fact, it can be as simple as a prep area, stove/BBQ and fridge. Foregoing a sink will save you on plumbing costs and allow you to spend a little bit more on the cabinetry, which will need to be made from durable materials as it faces the brunt of the weather.
Patio or pergola
If you’ve got a large backyard with a lot of unoccupied space, a patio or pergola is a great way to create functional space all year round. Paired with a well landscaped garden and timber decking, a patio can make a world of difference to a backyard space. With a patio or pergola, you have the option to entertain no matter the weather – making it a definite must have for your entertaining area.
If you’ve got the extra $$$, a swimming pool is perfect for creating the ultimate entertaining area. Paired with some nice seating (or even a pool house) you’ll quickly find your new pool is the central hub of activity. A pool is a good choice for a large backyard, as it provides a focal point to plan landscaping around. At Versace Timbers, we often find composite decking is a popular choice for pools as it doesn’t get as hot as regular decking and has a higher resistance to sun and water. Chat to us today for more information about installing composite decking around your pool.
A patio firepit is a backyard entertainment area must have, as it helps to create a comfortable space all year round. Instead of dining indoors on a cold winter night, simply put on the firepit and snuggle in for the night. A firepit not only functions as a source of warmth but is also provides ambience and entertainment too. You can easily imagine family members nestled together, stoking the fire, and cooking marshmallows. Or perhaps a romantic night spent cuddled up a blanket? A firepit gives you plenty of options to bond and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on ‘5 must haves for your outside entertainment area.’ If you’d to discuss decking timber options with a timber specialist, be sure to contact our timber supplies Brisbane team by calling 07 3266 9000 or by visiting our yard in Virginia at 33 Vauxhall St Virginia QLD 4014.