You may not be thinking about entertaining outdoors in the depths of winter, but if you’re planning ahead for your new luxury home build, the alfresco area could be on your mind. Because your custom designed home with Exclusive Residence will be anything but ordinary, it’s important that you have an outdoor area to match.
Not only will you spend a lot of time relaxing and playing out here, but you’ll also want to show off your entertainment space when you have guests over. There are very few events that can’t be made better with some indoor-outdoor flow, so here are our top tips for enjoying your land as well as your house.
Create private space to enjoy
If you’re an outdoors kind of person, spending time in the fresh air can be a great escape from every day life. However, to make it even more of a break away from reality, you can create a private area in your garden by breaking line of sight to the main residence. A private gazebo, secret garden or spa pool under cover could all make ideal ways to spend time alone or with your partner.
Create play space to entertain
The opposite of private space is the where you want to entertain guests and family. Generally the alfresco area, you want this to flow well from your living room, dining room or kitchen. You can take care of this flow by building with your outdoor dining area in mind. This can mean incorporating similar or identical materials to extend the feeling of the house, or using unique items to compare and contrast in spectacular fashion.
Create space that is useful
It sounds simple and utilitarian, but planning for things like garden sheds, laundry areas and concrete paths can make your home more attractive. If no forethought goes into the location of these items, you could end up having these functional areas encroaching on your private or play space, even if just visually. The last thing you want when you’re enjoying a barbecue with friends or a spa with a special someone is to be looking out onto the back of shed.
If you haven’t begun the build process yet and would like to know more about how you can plan your outdoors to complement your indoors, talk to Exclusive Residence today. We are the experts in custom built homes in Perth, we know just what it takes to make your new home functional and delightful to live in.