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9 Ideas to get your Outdoor Area Summer Ready!

Summer is finally here! This means warmer weather and plenty of good vibes as the holiday season approaches. These 9 ideas will help you create the perfect outdoor entertainment area for your home!

1) Create some shade with a Pergola - A pergola is an excellent investment for properties of all types. Aside from naturally raising the value and adding an inviting aesthetic to a space, pergolas are versatile and durable structures. Think beyond living life behind four walls, and bring the fun outdoors! A pergola is a smart way to improve and beautify patios, decks, provide shade and visual interest.

2) Hammock - Our gardens and backyards are there for us to feel comfortable in, and for relaxation. While a nice patio with a table and chairs can be sufficient, sometimes a little spot to really lay back and take in the open air is necessary. After all, who doesn’t enjoy being rocked to sleep by the natural breeze? With multiple styles and colours to choose from, finding one to match your outdoor space is easy!

3) Outdoor lighting - When it starts getting dark in the evening, the party doesn't have to head inside if you have good functional lighting. There’s no greater place than your own backyard to relax, entertain and explore. Whether your ideal evening includes a meal under the stars, a bonfire with friends, or a party, a well-lit exterior sets the tone for extraordinary experiences.

4) Planter Boxes - One of the best ways to make a patio pretty is to bring the garden a little bit closer. Dress up your outdoor garden space, grow herbs and flowers right where you can enjoy them every day, and add style to your patio. A great DIY project, planter boxes can be made from many materials including wood, concrete, and bricks.

5) Outdoor Bar - Whether it's a standalone feature or part of a complete kitchen, an outdoor bar can make your backyard a destination. It can be as simple or elaborate as you and your budget allow. Many outdoor bars are made of repurposed objects and materials like pallets and barrels, while others are built-in and include a fully customised kitchen. A bar creates a space for guests to gather around and a great atmosphere!

6) Outdoor Seating - When entertaining a large number of guests, you will likely need to add in more seating to fit everyone. A great way to maximize your outdoor space is with built-in seating! A seat around the outside of a deck, or built into a wall are great ways to create extra places for guests to sit and can easily be decorated with cushions and blankets. Bean bags, sofas, and large pillows are also great ways to add in extra seating and make your area comfortable.

7) Path - Paths serve many functions in a landscape, both practical and aesthetic. They work best when they have a directional purpose, such as leading you to the entrance to the house, allowing access to the vegetable plot, or simply letting you take a relaxed tour around your garden. Paths should be treated as important design elements, allowing you to link different parts of your landscape together or simply to draw your eye to various focal points.

8) Tables - Outdoor dining tables are a great place to hang out and have meals with your family and friends. Having a large surface to put plates, platters and drinks on is essential to hosting a successful outdoor dinner! Outdoor tables can be made from many different materials such as wood, metal, and concrete. Being sturdy and durable is key to withstand the outdoor weather!

9) Deck - Adding a deck is an exciting way to upgrade your outdoor space and extend your living area outdoors. They add value to your home and provide an excellent outdoor entertaining area for summer parties and BBQs. With endless finish and stain options, you can choose one that compliments your home's exterior. Seating and storage can also be added to suit your needs, making the deck a very popular outdoor addition!

With these 9 tips, your outdoor area will be entertainment-ready!

If you need a hand, give us a call - Browntown Builders would love to help you turn your outdoor area into a fantastic entertaining space.

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