Crowd pleasing entertaining spaces

Crowd pleasing entertaining spaces

If you love hosting family, friends and parties at home, you will appreciate the importance of a spacious outdoor area for guests to mingle and spread out.

Transform yours into a stylish and functional space designed for entertaining and relaxing with inspiration from the experts at the Sovereign Hills Display Village.

Ultimate alfrescos

Did you know al fresco is Italian for ‘in the cool/fresh air’.

In our more temperate climate, an alfresco area is not only a sheltered space to enjoy those beautiful sunny days and balmy nights, an alfresco is located underneath the main roof of your house.

It’s an extension of your home, just outside, and Stroud Homes has created a seamless indoor-outdoor transition from the open-plan living space of the Elwood display home to an expansive entertainment zone - complete with seating, dining area, sports bar, pool area and barbecue cabana. There’s even a fire pit to gather around on those cooler winter evenings, which would surely delight the Italians.

Expansive glass sliding and bi-fold doors provide the perfect segue between McDonald Jones Homes’, Pycon Homes and Constructions' and Coral Homes’ indoor and outdoor living spaces on York Street.

The openness creates a real sense of space and because the area is undercover it can be utilised all year. 

Pergolas and patios – light and shade

A pergola adds extra interest and dimension to your outdoor area, defining a space for relaxing and entertaining.

Open and airy, a pergola doesn’t feel boxed in. It also provides the perfect setting for potted and climbing greenery, and fairy or festoon lights.

A louvred patio roof system, as featured on Hotondo Homes’ Icelyn display home, is useful for both sun and rain.

Open the louvered slats to allow the sunlight in, or close during wet weather to block the rain – it’s the perfect compromise between an open pergola and an alfresco area, providing extra space to enjoy the outdoors rain, hail or shine.

Built-in backyard barbecue areas

Continue your home’s character and style into the backyard with a built-in barbecue area.

Use premium materials matched to your home’s existing exterior, capable of weathering in the elements, and cook in style outdoors.

Take your outdoor entertaining to the next level with handy refrigeration, an outdoor sink and additional storage so you don’t need to miss a minute of the action fetching supplies from inside.

Poolside oasis – the perfect place to chill

Who doesn’t love a waterfront view? There’s something calming and tranquil about a backyard with a sparkling swimming pool. They even make a great feature at night with strategically placed lighting.

Thanks to the brilliant designs of today; plunge pools, lap pools and swim spas, combined with a silkflow waterfall feature and deck jets, you can achieve a resort-style pool area at home.

Style with some comfy lounge chairs and greenery and you have the perfect backdrop to your next barbecue or party.

Seating in every style – sit and stay a while

You can never have too much seating when entertaining at home.

Coral Homes’ inviting Mediterranean-inspired alfresco and garden, complete with free-standing and built-in daybed style seating surrounded by fragrant garden beds, is perfect for larger gatherings.

Teak, all-weather wicker or aluminium… Choose outdoor furniture that works for your setting and shelter situation.

An umbrella not only provides shade but helps define your outdoor space.

Fire pits – feel the warmth

Create ambience and atmosphere with a backyard fire pit.

These days no garden landscape is complete without a cozy corner or focal point fire pit.

You can keep it relatively simple with timber and sandstone block seating or go all out with built-in seating. No matter the budget, it’s a functional garden feature and provides another space for get-togethers with family and friends in the great outdoors.

For more great entertaining area ideas, visit the Sovereign Hills Display Village.

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