You know it’s true. We love to eat, drink, and gather in our own backyards, and with most of the country experiencing long spells of warm weather, it’s no wonder outdoor living is so popular.
Spending time in our alfresco areas, with family, friends and beautiful food is one of our favourite pastimes. You can enjoy being half outside, half inside so you can enjoy the sun while not being scorched by its rays and provide a relaxing place to entertain, doze, read and lie back and dream.
Continuing the external cladding to connect inside spaces can blur the lines and increase the sense of space, making your home feel larger. By adding large sliding or stacking doors you’ll also benefit from the increased light, views and breezes that an alfresco area brings.
The materials used in your outdoor entertaining area should complement your home’s existing architectural style, and harmonise with the surrounding landscape. Outdoor rooms integrate the comfort and style of the inside of the house with the beauty of the great outdoors. An ideal place to entertain, a great alfresco area will encourage people to spend time together, whether it be around a cosy fireplace watching movies, or around the barbecue while the kids are in the pool.
It’s human instinct for people to appreciate and be attracted to the charming beauty of nature. Textures and pieces made from natural materials exude tranquillity and ground the overall theme of space. Weathertex natural timber cladding adds texture and warmth to any home.
Australian-made and owned Weathertex cladding is made to last, offering up to 25 years of warranty not to rot, split or crack.
All Weathertex cladding profiles have a consistent 9.5mm thickness and matching accessories. Mixing our profiles is a simple way to transform a home design without breaking the bank.
You can mix and match vertical and horizontal Weathertex cladding, and natural and painted products, you can even incorporate some gorgeous natural stone with beautiful landscaping to design a relaxed sanctuary.
With a climate like ours, we’re lucky enough to spend almost as much time eating alfresco as we do indoors. A kitchen servery window can connect the inside to the outside and makes alfresco entertaining so much easier.
From the verandahs of traditional homes to the alfresco areas that are widespread in contemporary home design, outdoor entertaining is here to stay. Whether you’re commencing a new build, or planning a major makeover, we’ve rounded up outdoor entertaining area ideas, tips and inspiration to help you create the ultimate outdoor entertaining area.
Check out these beautiful Weathertex homes for inspiration – you might find yourself surprised at what you can do with your outdoor space…
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