Glass doors from this home's open-plan living area lead directly to an alfresco entertaining space, complete with comfortable all-weather wicker chairs (try Pottery Barn for similar) and a built-in Beefeater 'Signature' barbecue.
Create an outdoor room with a well-equipped barbecue area, including all of the creature comforts you enjoy indoors. Invest in a quality outdoor sofa with comfortable seating, and complete the look with throws and cushions. Don't forget to include a couple of occasional tables for perching drinks.
Outdoor entertaining is a breeze thanks to a large table from Clickon Furniture and replica Tolix chairs, plus built-in benches that deliver extra seating when required. Laser-cut 'Marakesh' screens from Chippy's add a decorative edge - as well as shade - overhead.
This deck area epitomises the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. A servery between the kitchen and barbecue area allows drinks, salads and supplies to be passed out mid-party. Meanwhile, yellow stringybark boards, the same material used for the kitchen and flooring, enclose the barbecue. The wooden beams are painted in Dulux Namadji.
Keep it cool
Outdoor refrigerators cost more than indoor versions, but they work extra hard at performing in all weather conditions.
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