As the days get longer and temperatures rise, so do the opportunities for outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re planning a casual BBQ with friends, or a candle lit outdoor dinner party, there are a number of ways you can prepare your outdoor area to make it entertainment friendly this spring. Here are 6 simple tips to get your outdoor area ready for spring entertaining.
Tidy up with a spring clean
The first step to creating a beautiful outdoor entertainment area is of course getting rid of clutter and debris. Take some time to do a thorough spring clean of your alfresco or patio area, being sure to remove any rubbish, cobwebs, sticks or leaves that may have accumulated over the winter months. A high-pressure hose down of your tiles, pavers, concrete driveway and/or exposed aggregate pool area will make all the difference, and your guests will be sure to notice your efforts.
Invest in comfy seating
Now that you have a clean outdoor area, it’s time to invest in some comfortable and chic outdoor seating. Opt for traditional outdoor seating made from cane, wrought-iron, or durable timbers like pine and eucalyptus for a classic look, or, if it suits your particular area, why not purchase a luxe outdoor sofa. Embellish your seating with unique looking throws to add a touch of creativity and invest in some big outdoor cushions which can double as additional seating for unexpected guests.
Find stylish shade solutions
By investing in the right shade solution for your outdoor area, you will be able to entertain guests at any time of the day or night. There are motorised fabric roof systems for those who want ease of use and flexibility, or classic options like shade cloths and patio umbrellas that will also do the job. If you take the time to seek out the right shade solution for your needs, you will also be able to weather proof your outdoor area in the event of a spring shower.
Grow your own
Spring is a great time to test your gardening skills, so why not plant that vegie patch you’ve always wanted. Not only will it make your garden look and smell great, you can also impress guests by cooking with homegrown produce! Spring gardening isn’t limited to those with grassy backyards or an abundance of space, however. Even if your outdoor area is predominantly concrete, there are many ways to grow your own vegetables and herbs using plant boxes, pallets and even old bathtubs.
Refurbish your driveway or concrete outdoor area
The appearance of the concrete in your patio or courtyard can dramatically affect the overall aesthetics or your outdoor area. Consider resurfacing your outdoor area or concrete driveway to give your home a fresh new look.
A Better Driveway specialise in decorative concrete resurfacing, and have designed and installed many stunning concrete driveways across Melbourne. If your concrete or exposed aggregate needs an update, contact A Better Driveway about our resurfacing capabilities on 03 5783 4746.