Chill out de­spite win­ter’s ap­proach

Central and North Burnett Times - - HOME -

MOST of us think of sum­mer when it comes to en­ter­tain­ing out­doors.

But now, thanks to great new de­signs and prod­ucts, you can cre­ate a warm and wel­com­ing out­door space with plenty of cool am­bi­ence to dine and en­ter­tain fam­ily and friends all year.

Out­door kitchen and din­ing spa­ces have evolved to be­come an in­te­gral com­po­nent of Aus­tralian ar­chi­tec­tural and home ren­o­va­tion plans.

With care­ful plan­ning and the right equip­ment, it’s easy to make the most of your out­door spa­ces.

◗ DE­SIGN YOUR SPACE: Most out­door en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces re­volve around the bar­be­cue, for two good rea­sons; you are close to the food and, in cooler months, the warmth.

When de­sign­ing your space, en­sure you pro­vide plenty of com­fort­able seat­ing for fam­ily and friends, as well as co-or­di­nat­ing cush­ions for com­fort and style.

◗ HEAT­ING: Out­door pa­tio heaters and fire pits are so now ef­fec­tive and af­ford­able.

For snug­gle fac­tor, you can also pro­vide some stylish and cosy throws.

◗ LIGHT­ING: The only vis­i­tors that will en­joy harsh flu­o­res­cent light­ing out­doors are bugs so, in­stead, opt for soft so­lar light­ing in the din­ing area and some­thing a lit­tle brighter for the cook­ing area.

◗ QUAL­ITY AP­PLI­ANCES AND PROD­UCTS: As out­door kitchens are now one of the strong­est trends for Aus­tralian homes, the cal­i­bre of ap­pli­ances and prod­ucts has grown.

From deluxe bar­be­cues to full out­door kitchens and fur­ni­ture op­tions, there’s myr­iad de­signs to choose from to en­sure your out­door space is stylish and prac­ti­cal.

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