A good alfresco area should be a beautiful, functioning outdoor living space that you can enjoy all year round. It should be an extension of your living area and create a seamless connection between the inside and outside of your home.
We know that Australians just love being outdoors, and we understand the importance of having a dedicated area in your backyard that allows you to relax, entertain and enjoy your yard to the fullest. At Dennis Family Homes, most of our homes come standard with an alfresco area and we have a fantastic collection of Alfresco design ideas for you to be inspired by!
When searching for Alfresco design ideas it is important to consider how you see yourself using the space. Will it be a quiet place to escape on a warm summer’s night? A place to entertain friends and family? Or a place to BBQ and watch the footy with mates? Maybe it is a combination of all of these things. That’s the beauty of a smart, considered alfresco area - the possibilities are limitless.
Once you have thought about how you want to use the space, then you can think about the Alfresco design ideas that you really want to include. You’ll need to think about the materials you would like to incorporate and how they come together. Do you want a timber deck, concrete or even a tiled floor?
If entertaining is important to you then you’ll need to consider other Alfresco design components like furniture and whether or not you need an outdoor kitchen. There are so many fantastic options to consider when it comes to outdoor furniture – do you want one big table and chairs, multiple seating areas or even a separate bar space? Depending on the size of your alfresco, there’s no reason why you can’t have it all! And when it comes to Outdoor Kitchens, they can be as big or small as you like. As long as you have a BBQ and a bar fridge then you are ready to host friends all summer long!
Other Alfresco Design ideas to consider include lighting, outdoor fans and heaters, plants and of course the overall colours and textures you want to incorporate. You can really have a lot of fun with these décor elements to create an inviting space that suits your home and personality.
Whether you are hosting a big celebration, creating your own outdoor cinema or just enjoying a fresh glass of wine at the end of a long week, an alfresco is the place to do it! This important space is guaranteed to enhance your lifestyle and everyone can enjoy the benefits of a fantastic alfresco area.