Take advantage of the warm day or evening sun by combining your love of dining alfresco as well as the beauty of a stunning Australian sunset and warm evening breeze. If you enjoy planning a grand outside dinner party or a get-together with good friends, here are some simple ideas to improve your alfresco dining in your own home.
Inspiration everywhere: Before you begin creating your perfect outside kitchen, consider the things you have to have for that area. It's more than just a table and a BBQ outside your home; it becomes a true expansion of your indoor living as well as the outdoor dining experience. Take a look at what's been done before, from Pinterest to home magazines and also food magazines. You can check out exquisite dishes, ambient song playlists as well as exterior decor ideas consisting of outside lighting as well as sensational foliage - hanging lanterns from a tree or using Turkish floor mats outside to add instant atmosphere as soon as they walk in.
Set the table: The main feature should be the table. The way you choose to set the table will set the mood and feel of your alfresco dining experience. Consider adding little decorative features to your table setting to set the scene. This could be a vase of foliage, some candles or an interesting table runner.
Outdoor furniture: An outdoor dining area will be completed with outdoor furniture that you use in that space. There are no rules that say you have to match all the chairs to the table or even a low table with floor cushions looks and works well, so long as they are durable and weather resistant to last the night and many more alfresco dining events to come. A simple vertical garden or water feature will truly set the scene. Remember to trim back any overhanging branches from your deck area.
Roof cover: You will want to have a roof over your head. Some have roofs and ceilings, with downlights installed in the ceilings. Others have pergola roofs or modern outdoor awnings. The important thing is that your roof is functional and practical. Alternatively, if the heavens open a shelter over your deck such as the addition of a Louvretec Opening Roof, it will create a cozy haven and get the alfresco dining going.
The best way for sun control is to install a Louvretec opening roof which will let you set the scene. These innovative roofing systems open and close at the touch of a button (they can also be operated from your phone). They are sleek and sophisticated and are the perfect option for outdoor dining at any time of the day.
Give Louvretec a call today or send us your custom alfresco design and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you.