Home Design

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING

Dip your toe into summer and enjoy the great Australian backyard with an outdoor entertaining area that will knock your thongs off.

John Storch, landscape architect and principal at A Total Concept Landscape Architects, believes “the most important component of the design is to integrate and unify the flow of the entertaining area with the garden and the overall property, taking into account the lifestyle of the owner, the style of the house, all aesthetic and functional considerations such as associated use areas like swimming pools and tennis courts, to create a finished product that enhances a clients’ lifestyle and adds immeasurable resale value to their homes”.

GETTING STARTED

Paramount to the success of any outdoor area is careful planning that considers the physical aspects and spatial parameters of the space. This includes everything from sun and shade requirements to noisy neighbours or raucous roads and the orientation of your outdoor space (eg. north facing, south facing etc).

With our love of outdoor living and entertaining in Australia, homeowners increasingly look to extend usage with outdoor rooms. This could be a fixed fabric-roofed structure with a steel frame, or a contemporary-style verandah to which drop-down blinds, lights, heaters and

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