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Transforming Your Unused Outdoor Space

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Just as many homeowners across Australia, you probably have a section of the backyard that you don’t use very often. Maybe it is being used for something else at the moment but you’d like to transform it to be more useful. If this sounds familiar, have you ever thought about creating your very own outdoor entertainment area?

Why an Entertainment Area?

Australia is one of the best countries in the world and we enjoy an average climate that is the envy of many. This also means that we love to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine whenever possible. Being an outdoor-loving nation, it’s no surprise to find out that many Aussies also love their outdoor entertainment areas. An entertainment area at home means that one can enjoy the company of family and friends and even celebrate parties and other special occasions while also enjoying the great outdoors and our lovely weather.

Creating Your Zone of Outdoor Entertainment in Your Own Garden

Is there an area of dead space in your back garden that you’d love to make into an entertainment area? Don’t be daunted by the work involved! Here are some great tips that will have you entertaining family and friends in no time:

  • Space: To create an entertainment area, you’ll obviously need some clear space. If you only have a smallish space to dedicate to it, take heart. The area doesn’t need to be huge to be enjoyed. In fact, some of the loveliest entertainment spaces are only of a humble size! Popular areas for this zone are located near the kitchen or back door so that people have easy access to the house.
  • Cooking: Some people like to include wood-fire ovens or permanent BBQs hooked up to gas so that they can get some easy cooking done. But if you’re on a tight budget, you can still get by with a portable BBQ. Large BBQs can be found at really affordable prices these days. If it’s going to be a semi-permanent feature, just ensure that you locate it under some shelter to protect it from the weather.
  • Cover: Speaking of weather, have you thought about how you’re going to protect from harsh sun, wind, and rain? The fact is that people love to use their entertainment areas for as much of the year as possible but the weather is sometimes inclement. In order to protect you and your guests, you might want to think about one of the great new retractable roof systems in Melbourne. They are stylish, modern, and easy to use.

Why a Retractable Roof?

A retractable roof can either be installed as a stand-alone option, similar to a patio, or connected to an existing roof line. The great thing about them is that they offer UV protection all year round but can also be opened up so that everyone can enjoy the sun. Coming in a wide range of styles and colours, they truly offer a great finishing touch to any entertainment area!

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