Your home is much more than four walls and a roof – it’s a place to enjoy, relax and entertain. And here in Australia – where the weather is great, weekends are to be lived for and chilling out is part of the culture – there’s no better place to kick back than outside.

The solution to your home? Be inspired by some of the best outdoor entertainment area ideas and then crank up the value and the liveability of your place as you invite family and friends over for some seriously relaxing times.

3 of the best outdoor entertainment designs

1. A pergola

louvred pergola outdoor entertainment ideas

Where else did you expect us to start? Every Aussie loves the look and function of a pergola, especially if it adds to the character of your outdoor space and provides plenty of seating, comfort and shade. The great news is that there are so many different pergola options on offer: latticed sides, side curtains, retractable shades – and why not complete your choice with a day bed or even a swing?

2. Timber decking

decking outdoor entertainment ideas

Step out the back door and keep on strolling – and avoid an ugly concrete solution or muddy grass. Timber is the perfect foundation for a pretty, practical decking area that will really add liveable space and value to your home for a Sunday barbeque or an upmarket outdoor buffet. It’s natural, it’s a 5-star way to take the indoors outdoors, and you can add steps, built-in benches, LED lighting and even a feature tree or fountain. And to bring out the best, choose the best timber for decking materials!

3. Alfresco kitchen

alfresco kitchen

Sick of walking from the kitchen when you’re entertaining outside? The best of all outdoor entertainment ideas for you is, therefore, an alfresco kitchen! Just imagine a stylish kitchen complete with hot and cold water, perhaps a pizza oven or built-in BBQ complete with cupboards and drawers and even a range-hood. The future of outdoor entertaining is social cooking!

Getting inspired? Whether it’s a pergola or a verandah, a simple deck or a full-extension, award-winning Melbourne builders from Mr Verandah would love to help you turn your house into your dream home. Wondering how we can help? Get in touch today.