4 inspiring outdoor entertaining area ideas to put you in the summer mood

Summer is in full swing, so to get you in the summer mood here are four inspiring outdoor entertaining area ideas to make the most of your space this year and the next.

How can I make an outdoor area more inviting?

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1. Add some privacy

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re inside a fishbowl, especially in closely packed terraced homes. Adding some privacy to your outdoor entertaining area will help you and your guests to properly relax, heighten home security, stylishly partition the area, and hide poor views. As well as trellis’, arbours, and arches, using trees, bushes, and shrubs as a natural screen or living wall is a particularly attractive option, doubling up as an effective barrier against pollution to improve your outside air quality too.

If you have, or are thinking of adding, a conservatory, garden room, orangery, or extension, cutting-edge integral blinds add essential privacy without the maintenance or space issues that can occur with traditional curtains and blinds.

2. Add some shelter

Getting the perfect balance of sunshine and shade is crucial to keeping your guests happy and healthy throughout their stay. Making the most of overhanging plants to pretty parasols and simple fabric canopies all work well to prevent overheating in the mid-day sun.

If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, on-trend garden shelters of the moment include gorgeous glass verandas, contemporary pergolas, modern garden rooms, stylish kitchen extensions, and chic flat roof extensions. Personalized in a multitude of alluring colour choices and finishes, our modern flat roof extensions allow you to go one step further with a modern overhang on the roof to effectively shelter the doors and your guests from changeable weather conditions.

3. Add some lighting

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Once the sun starts to set, adding some lighting will transform the area into an inviting, cosy space perfect for chilling out of an evening. From simple stainless steel candle lanterns to versatile solar wall lights, and unique water features complete with soft illumination can all create a welcoming glow to bring your garden to life after dusk.

For modern flat roof extensions, conservatories, and orangeries, enlightening spotlights can be included with our elegant internal plastered soffit systems, as well as classic glass or industrial style overhanging pendant lights, chandeliers, and dimmable LED ceiling lamps.

4. A modern outdoor kitchen & dining area

Open air kitchens are all the rage this summer, and it’s not hard to see why! Perfect for alfresco entertaining, efficient, and able to add considerable value to your home, compact pizza ovens, outside bars positioned around the BBQ area, and multi-functional kitchen extensions are all popular ways to extend living and entertaining spaces in Essex and the South East. Complete with seamless sliding or bi-folding doors united with low threshold and level external flooring options, our quality kitchen extensions are designed to deliver maximum space, light, and appreciation of your outdoor entertaining areas.

High performance outdoor entertaining ideas in Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire & Surrey

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