Outdoor Area Ideas


Looking to Remodel your Outdoor Area?

Summer is coming up, so time to create an outdoor area that makes living in Sunny SA worthwhile. Some decking, trellises and interesting roofing make for a great entertainment area.

What are the current trends for outdoor entertainment areas?

To incorporate the outdoor living areas with those of the interiors, thus creating a seamless flow between the various spaces of the home. Being mindful, for example, on the type of flooring used – a big trend is to use the same/complimenting flooring on the inside as well as on the outside, again creating a sense of flow between the different areas. The use of large doorways with pocketed doors is another popular trend at the moment and is a great way of achieving open spaces. Home automation – visual and audio distribution to include the outdoor entertainment areas is definitely a must. You can listen to your favourite CD or watch the game on TV with the click of a button.

What drives these trends?

Our beautiful climate and the passion that we as South Africans have for the outdoors; it’s natural for our homes to incorporate the outdoor living as part of our lifestyles.

What are the top 3 elements that every outdoor entertainment area should have?

First, is a generous and comfortable seating area with couches that you can fall asleep on.  It should also have distributed audio. I, for one, love my cd collection and no lazy summer day would be complete without my chilled Ibiza tunes. Last, but definitely not least is a built- in braai facility