There’s no doubt we West Australians are a social bunch! But how can you not be?
Summer in Perth brings us long sunny days, warm nights and of course, the Christmas Holiday & New Year’s season.
If you’re like hundreds of thousands of other Aussies and plan to have friends and family over during the warm summer months, it’s time to get your outdoor area ready for entertaining. Follow these tips to get your backyard entertaining area ready for summer in Perth.
Create a dedicated entertaining area
Whether you have a large or small backyard, it’s always a good idea to section off the area to create a dedicated outdoor entertaining area. This allows you to focus your time, money and efforts on creating a luxurious and impressive space for your friends and family when they come to visit.
A few ways to section off your outdoor area is to use trees, plants and shrubs to create natural barriers. You can also set up raised garden beds around the entertaining area to make it feel like its own unique space. Creative floor and ceiling lighting can also help to draw focus away from the rest of your backyard.
And to really make your outdoor area pop – consider installing decking.
Composite decking has come a long way in the past few years, becoming more and more popular for use in Perth homes. And it’s hard to disagree with all of the benefits of composite decking compared to their timber counterparts. Composite decking:
- Is low maintenance, with no need for oiling or painting
- Provides a highly durable decking solution
- Is lightweight and easy to install
- Still has the natural look and feel of traditional timber
Protect your guests from the harsh summer rays
The summer sun here in Perth can get HOT!
While having tall trees and shrubbery or setting up a few large umbrellas can help shade your guests, larger groups may find it harder to keep out of the sun when you’re entertaining. To really step your backyard area up to the next level, consider installing a shade sail.
Shade sails are a great investment for any home, offering shade and protection from the sun while also being visually appealing – enough to often become a talking point of your backyard entertaining space. Better yet, they can be unhinged and stored away should you not need them for particular seasons.
Lately, Morley Canvas has been installing shade sails in Perth homes using the new Commercial DualShade350 by Gale Pacific. The new advanced dual-colour knit pattern gives a chameleon-like effect depending on which angle you view the shade sail. Check it out for yourself or get in touch with Morley Canvas to see the stunning fabric in person.
Give your backyard a refresh with a new fence
Your fence may only require a fresh lick of paint to liven up your outdoor area. However, if it’s showing signs of wear, it may be time to have a new fence installed in your Perth home.
Installing a brand-new fence allows you to get creative with hundreds of combinations using different materials, designs, colours and more.
Before deciding and moving ahead with the installation, make sure you plan out your outdoor area to create your dream design, with a focus on plants, colour scheme, lighting, heating/cooling, etc. If you need to remove your old fence or clear your entertaining area of junk, get in touch with a local residential waste removal company to help manage the process.
Create an outdoor area suitable for year-round enjoyment
Being Perth residents ourselves, we know the importance of having an outdoor area suitable for all seasons – whether rain, hail or shine.
But it’s something that can often be overlooked.
While you’re in the hustle and bustle of a backyard redesign, you can get so focused on the current or upcoming season that you forget to consider how it will hold up throughout the year. Common issues include flooding in winter or poor shade cover in summer. We also have to consider how we can keep pests such as flys, rodents and termites away from our home, so a routine pest inspection might be required.
When updating your Perth home’s outdoor entertaining area this Summer, keep these Winter outdoor living tips in mind. This will ensure your guests, family and friends can enjoy and share your outdoor area with you all year long.
Don’t forget to enjoy it
After all is said and done and you’ve finished the hard work of bringing your dream backyard to life, it’s time to make use of it. Invite your friends and family over, get the barbecue on, turn the music up and enjoy our warm summer nights here in beautiful Perth!
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