Custom Home Builders Perth: Outdoor Entertaining Trends
- Published on 12 May 2012
Given our fantastic weather it is no surprise that many Australians are realising the best room in the house is outside! Over the past 10 years we have seen the traditional pergola that was popular in the 80’s and 90’s be replaced with the more stylish, inviting, and useable outdoor space – the ‘Alfresco’ area.
This trend is evident by the fact that most new homes in Perth now come with an alfresco area built to the rear or side of the dwelling. This area is perfect for your outdoor furniture, bbq or outdoor kitchen and offers the ultimate in entertaining space.
So what’s popular?
A major component of any outdoor area with poured limestone and modular stone paving the most sought after modern trends. Timber decking is also a great choice with the lines of the decking making the space feel larger.
Stacker and bi-fold doors
Another popular trend which literally allows you to integrate your inside living with the outdoors by utilising two or three sliding panels to open the alfresco area wide open.
For the ultimate in alfresco entertaining an outdoor kitchen is a must. Whether it be a built-in bbq or a complete stainless steel kitchen and servery window, outdoor cooking adds another dimension to your home and makes entertaining family and friends a breeze.
Allowing as much natural light in as possible is also a great tip for making the outdoors pour into your interior living space. Doors and windows can help streamline access between the alfresco and indoor areas binging in fresh air and creating the ideal ambience.
The Marque display home by National Homes has been created to showcase the latest in outdoor alfresco trends. Designed with entertainers in mind, the full height glass doors completely stack away to reveal a huge space seamlessly linked with the alfresco so you get the best of both worlds. The stunning open plan indoor and outdoor living space creates the ideal retreat for friends and family to gather on a beautiful Australian summers day.
To view The Marque floorplan click here.