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An outdoor entertainment area is ideal in warm climates like South Africa. Before the winter comes, find some HOMEMAKERS inspiration to get your outdoor entertainment area ready for the colder months. A lovely outdoor space is great all year round and can bring months of joy to you and your family.
Outdoor entertainment areas are about functionality and space. When the time comes for you to design, build and decorate your own outdoor space, you will have endless options to choose from. Here are a few tips to get your outdoor entertainment area guest-ready!
Plant a selection of herbs and plants close to or in and around your entertainment area. This makes it easy to grab a few fresh herbs and use their flowers and leaves for seasoning and cocktails. Want to jazz up those lamb sosaties? Grab a few sprigs of rosemary. Need a little extra zing for your dressing? A ripe lemon from your lemon tree will do the trick.
Having a functional space where you cook food and entertain people is essential. Create a space where people can do more than just stand around a braai. Start with well-crafted, outdoor furniture. Later you can include a games area and if it suits your lifestyle, a TV or an audio-visual system to watch the game too!
A great outdoor entertainment area will require an outdoor kitchen or built-in braai. This requires good ventilation and lighting. You will need a good chimney installed to ensure the majority of smoke stays out of the way. An extraction fan to assist in ventilation, especially with an indoor, built-in type of setup is crucial.
Lighting is really important. Invest in eco-friendly, overhead lighting where you can prepare food and drinks for your guests confidently!
Create the ultimate outdoor area by finding the most suitable experts right here on HOMEMAKERS.