The fact that the Australian climate in most parts of the continent is ideal for outdoor dining, prompts many to redesign their backyard space in order to enjoy al fresco dining. If this sounds like your situation, let’s look at some suggestions on what you can do in order to convert your backyard into an awesome al fresco area.
Take not Just Dining but Also Cooking Outside
The main perk of having an outdoors kitchen is the convenience of not having to go in and out constantly when bringing the delicious meals to the dinning area. Since that can be a challenge, especially when cooking for a larger group of people, it is smart to invest in a complete outdoor kitchen set with everything you need – fully equipped outdoor kitchen that includes a sink and tap, bar fridge to keep the drinks cold in the hot days so your party guests never go thirsty, built in burner module, BBQ, and suitable cabinetry which will prevent you from having to go back to the house for the equipment that’s required. You also have the option to create an outdoor kitchen of your own as many stores also offer separate utilities.
Choose Comfortable Seating
Given the fact that outdoor dining is all about relaxation and having good time, it’s only logical that you should invest in some comfortable outdoor seating furniture. From modular seating that can be arranged so it’s easy to see and hear everyone to hanging chairs, bean bags and ottomans – all can be a good choice. The rule of thumb is to stick to quality pieces that will be able to withstand the exposure to all kinds of weather conditions while maintaining visual and structural integrity. On that note, stainless steel, aluminium, synthetic resin and pressure treated woods all make for great options. Furthermore, to make the space even more inviting, don’t forget to add colourful cushions, pillows and rugs underneath to inject a touch of colour.
Light Your Outdoor Space
For a great al fresco dining experience that goes on until late at night, you would also want to consider installing proper lighting. Apart from visibility during night-time entertaining, the right lighting can also create a nice atmosphere. For that purpose you can include candle lanterns or hang string festoon lights.
When all of the above-mentioned aspects are ready and done, you can redirect your attention to making great memories and having lots of fun!