Tips to create the ultimate BBQ area.

With summer just around the corner, it’s almost time to invite your friends over and fire up the BBQ.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and after what seemed like the longest winter in history, we’re pretty excited about it!

Does your BBQ area need a bit of a spruce-up?

Follow these easy tips to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere in your outdoor space.

Cover up with a verandah, patio or pergola

The sun in Australia can be too much to deal with at times, especially during the middle of summer.

If you don’t have a verandah, pergola or patio where you can escape the heat for a relaxing BBQ, you could find yourself struggling to avoid the sun.

It’s worth noting that a well-built patio, pergola or verandah will also shelter you from the winter weather, meaning you’d be able to entertain all year round!

The addition of a pergola or verandah will add value to you home as well as protect both yourself and your patio furniture.

There are lots of options when it comes to adding a pergola, verandah or patio on to your house, so finding a style that matches your home won’t be difficult.

You could also consider installing a patio fan or outdoor heater, for when the weather gets too extreme.

How to create the ultimate BBQ area - Cover up with a verandah, patio or pergola, Australian Outdoor Living.
Cover up with a verandah, patio or pergola.

Include an outdoor kitchen

Creating an outdoor kitchen will add an extra element to your outdoor entertaining space.

This involves linking your BBQ with items such as a sink, shelving, cupboards, fridge, seating, lighting, heating and cooling.

Of course, none of these items are necessities.

You may choose to include one or all of these, depending on the size of your wallet and your desires.

Build a timber deck

Timber decking is becoming one of the most popular outdoor flooring options in Australia.

It is versatile, stylish, durable and cost-effective, and it adds a relaxing atmosphere to any verandah, patio or pergola.

It’s perfect for kids and pets, it requires very little maintenance and it can add to the value of your home.

Not to mention it greatly improves any BBQ area, creating an incredibly inviting atmosphere where you can entertain your friends.

How to create the ultimate BBQ area - Build a timber deck, Australian Outdoor Living.
Build a timber deck.

Install a set of outdoor blinds

A stylish set of outdoor blinds has the potential to improve any outdoor space, and it could be just what your BBQ area needs.

Protection from the elements is crucial when it comes to creating an outdoor space, and outdoor blinds are the best way to achieve that.

One extra positive about outdoor blinds is that they offer great protection against insects.

Outdoor blinds are a must-have for any homeowner that is serious about creating the perfect BBQ area.

Look for bargains on patio furniture

Finding good deals on stylish patio furniture can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a headache.

Online retailers such as eBay and Amazon both have great deals on new and used outdoor items.

There are also plenty of second-hand furniture shops in our capital cities, so get down to one of those and find a great deal!

You can also find stylish lighting and accessories that won’t break the bank, meaning you can add your own personal touch to your outdoor area.

Hopefully these tips will help you create a comfortable space in your home where you can entertain family and friends.

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