Backyard Outdoor Entertainment Area Design

Outdoor Entertaining Area Designs

The outdoor entertaining area is the ideal addition to the Melbourne Garden. Melbourne's climate and lifestyle make this a very practical part of the landscape design.

Australians are known for their love of spending quality time outdoors, especially in the summer season. More and more people utilise their outdoor space to entertain family and friends. There is nothing like meeting up with loved ones outside of entertaining areas, whether it is a small family gathering or a large celebration with friends. The outdoor entertaining area can make the difference between a pleasant and a stunning social gathering. There are many ways to maximise your space to create entertaining outdoor areas that you and your guests will never want to leave.

The Outdoor Entertaining area kitchen

The outdoor kitchen trend is a welcome part of landscape design. Combining this with a vertical garden with fresh cooking herbs is ideal for the Melbourne Outdoor Entertaining area design. The "Space to Grow" gold medal winning garden by Tony Woods of Garden Club London displayed many of the practical landscape design features for outdoor entertaining.

Landscape design Ideas Urban Flow by Tonny Woods - Reds Landscaping and Design
An outdoor kitchen design using a concrete bench with cooktop, wooden paling fence and vertical kitchen garden. Urban Flow by Tony Woods. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

The Outdoor Kitchen

The kitchen was supplied by Dade Design, a Swiss high end designer of architectural concrete products for indoors and outdoors. Dade Design is at the forefront of concrete design and manufacture, and their products, manufactured in the Rhein Valley in Switzerland, display the perfection of Swiss precision.

Outdoor Furniture

The outdoor furniture was supplied by Italian furniture designer and manufacturer Ethimo, a specialist high end supplier of outdoor decor and furniture.

Landscape Design of the Outdoor Entertaining Area

As the weather gets warmer, we all want to spend more time outdoors. Even simple things like eating dinner and having a drink are much better when you are outside. Therefore, outdoor dining and bar areas are pleasurable and should be enjoyed as often as possible. You do not need to go out and pay exorbitant restaurant prices when you can create your own dining space in your outdoor space. You can renovate your outdoor space with several excellent outdoor dining area ideas. For example, add a dining area on a covered porch, setting up your dining table below the canopies of large trees. Your verandah is also a perfect spot for outdoor dining, where you can enjoy the view and fresh air.

Using modern landscape design tools, the outdoor entertaining area can be designed and checked for aspects such as access, visibility, privacy, and shade. Different landscape design concepts can be explored and fine tuned to achieve the optimal landscape design outcome for the client.

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Shade over the outdoor entertaining area. Using the landscape design tools, the outdoor entertaining area can be checked for shade. If the shade is insufficient, then shade cloths can be added to the design. The optimum position for the outdoor kitchen bench can be designed in.

The outdoor fireplace is also a useful part of the landscape design in Melbourne. A chimney can be used to carry the smoke away from the guests.

However, if Australia is not famous for its extreme cold, there are some chilly cold nights. In such conditions installing outdoor heating in your garden can be a great way to stay warm as the weather cool, allowing you to enjoy living outside for a longer time. Many outdoor heating options differ in fuel, installation, and ambiance, including a gas patio heater, electric heat strips, fireplace, fire pit, etc. Choosing the proper outdoor heating will primarily come down to using your space and its setup. An outdoor heating area can help you create a focal point, upgrade your décor, and serve as a place to gather, entertain, relax, and enjoy time with your loved ones.

Using the landscape design tools, the views from various angles can be checked for fine tuning the details of the design.

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Outdoor Entertainment Area.

The landscape design tools can also be used to check the outdoor areas at night. The outdoor fireplace is a feature of many new outdoor areas.

Lighting is one of the most affordable and effective ways of transforming your entertaining outdoor area because your landscape and entertaining outdoor space should not be limited to daytime use. Several lighting ideas are used to create the perfect outdoor entertaining area. For example, the use of string lights suspended high above a patio or other gathering area creates a festive atmosphere because string lights are lovely, delightful, and instantly create a festive atmosphere. Path lighting can help your guests travel through your yard safely. Up-lighting trees and other key landscape elements in the surrounding landscape can make the atmosphere feel more alive and energetic. It sets the stage for a beautiful evening. Add accent light fixtures to your outdoor space to create something distinctive for you and your guests.


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Outdoor Entertaining Area with lighting design and open fire.

Getting together for a barbeque is always a cheering affair. Nothing beats the smell of freshly grilled meats and veggies in the evening. A barbeque can fit into almost any outdoor space, from patios, decks, and balconies to more sizeable gardens. The outdoor barbeque area can serve as a focal point in your property, helping you bring life with mouth-watering recipes. Patios, pergolas, verandas, and decks are good launching pads to get your barbeque area set up quickly.

Creating an Outdoor Relaxation Area

The outdoor relaxation spot is significant in your lawn where you can spend time with your soul mate, where you can enjoy your loneliness, and where you can recharge yourself after a long stressful day. That way you can escape from reality and enjoy the wonderful nature. The relaxation spot can be created by adding a little water feature, a very relaxing little place where you can relax and let the day's stress melt away. It could also be a little garden spot in your landscape where you can plant your favorite plants because plants make you happier, more creative, and more relaxed. Gardening is known to be therapeutic and relaxing as you. It can also be created by planting sweetly scented flowers such as lavender, relaxing your mind, and making it peaceful.

Children's play areas should also be considered in the landscape design.

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Poolside entertainment area.

Outdoor entertaining areas and swimming pools go well together. The landscape design makes best use of the usable space and ensures the design themes are carried through the garden. Access to the swimming pool, seating areas, and outdoor fire pit can be checked.

Creation of Outdoor Privacy

If you live in a densely populated, busy area, having a peaceful, private place to call your own may seem impossible. The good news is that there are several techniques to create privacy on your lawn, such as establishing a divider made of climbing plants or installing an aesthetic screen to create a fashionable barrier. The ground-level terrace with a pergola and lattice sides is ideal for respectful discussion. Plant climber plants along the lattice to provide extra shade and privacy for the room. You can also create privacy by planting deciduous trees with light, airy foliage, planting climbers, and adding ornamental panels.

Swimming Pool Entertainment Area - Reds Landscaping and Design
Swimming Pool Entertainment Area.



Vine Covered Veranda

A veranda or pergola is one of the best ways to maximize your outdoor space and an excellent investment for your home. The right veranda design will allow you to increase the use of your outdoor areas, enabling you to enjoy the fresh air all year round.



Outdoor Entertaining under a veranda - Reds Landscaping and Design
Table set for dinner at the veranda.

With an elegant, vine-covered, and functional veranda design, you can make your outdoor space a beautiful extension of your home. You can completely transform even a narrow space into a dreamy patio with a vine-covered veranda. A patio with vine-covered columns, a lush lawn, and beautiful furniture turns this outdoor patio into the perfect spot for outdoor relaxation.

A Garden Pergola

A pergola can add an extra dimension to your lawn and set it apart from the competition. It provides additional space for plants to bloom and breathe life into your garden. It also adds an extra layer of protection from the elements and can help screen out unsightly views.


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Sketchup landscape design of a garden Arbor.


A pergola extends your living space and increases the amount of time you can spend outside. A pergola can protect you from the elements and extend your season in all weather. You can add materials such as heaters, a small kitchen, a refrigerator, etc., which can make pergolas an actual four-season outdoor living area.


Swimming pool design with Pergola Outdoor Entertaining - Reds Landscaping and Design
Swimming pool design with Pergola. Photo realistic CAD model.



Vines that flower best in the full sun make an ideal veranda cover. For example, bougainvillea vines love full sun locations and add vibrant color to your veranda with flowers in shades of purple, pink, and red.



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Outdoor Entertaining Area designed using Trimble Sketchup. 3DWarehouse  provided the CAD models for furniture like tables and chairs.

Pre-cast and In-situ Concrete seating and furniture.

Outdoor furniture can be designed in a range of shapes to either maximise the usable space or soften the design with rounded shapes and adjacent lush planting. In-situ concrete allows a range of shapes as well as durable permanent furniture.

Outdoor living extends your lifestyle into your backyard. It is about taking components of ordinary life that may occur in it. Outdoor living involves actively using your garden as a space to spend time. Outdoor living rooms allow property owners to expand their living and recreational areas creatively. You can add a fire pit, a hammock, and a porch swing to your outdoor living room or set up an outdoor game in your backyard. You can also place a TV in your outdoor living room, which will make your space a perfect destination on match day. Use cozy furniture that is comfortable for you and your family. Don’t forget the ceiling fan in your outdoor living room.


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Pool and Outdoor Entertaining area.

Curved outdoor seating

Curved outdoor furniture with close planting softens the look of the hard landscaping. This type of furniture also makes it easier for groups of people to face each other and have a chat.


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Curved garden seat with irregular stone paving by Naomi Ferrett Cohen Chelsea Flower show 2018.

Sunken and partially sunken areas.

Seating and colour themes that match the garden plants can be used to great effect when landscaping seating areas in the garden. Carrying a colour theme from inside the home, to the patio, and then to the outdoor room areas will create an illusion of greater size in the landscape.


Fast growing Hakea salicifolia screening out the rear fence - Reds Landscaping and Design
White sweet alyssum Lobularia mariti is a colour match for the white outdoor furniture and sandstone lawn pavers.

A sunken garden is another way to create the illusion of greater space. In the award winning landscape design, LG Eco City by Hay-Joung Hwang, the colours and textures of the seat cushions match the lupins and foxgloves in the garden. This colour theme is carried on to the garden kitchen behind large opening glass sliding doors.


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Great colour coordination with the natural concrete colour with matching outdoor couches. Note how the cushions match the colours of the garden. Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Landscape design by Hay-Joung Hwang.


Concrete Architecture Outdoor Entertaining - Reds Landscaping and Design
Concrete Architecture can be softened with garden plants and garden furniture. Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Adding Garden Water Features to your Landscape Design

Adding a water feature to your yard has endless benefits. It creates a soothing sound and visual beauty, but it also adds texture and movement to each landscape design.

Water features help to promote relaxation and de-stress. The sound of running water is used in many ways to promote peace.


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Water feature with lighting for effect.


A water feature can add a unique and specific definition to your landscape. A water feature can accurately transform a plain, unappealing yard into a cozy, nature-filled getaway.


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Water fountains and gardens near Almudaina Palace in Palma de Majorca, Balearic Islands Spain.


Water features can be as simple as a small reflecting pool or as elegant as a waterfall dropping into a fish pound with a fountain. Many water feature ideas are used, such as the garden creek, koi pond, water wall, hanging wall fountain, rain fountain, simple fountain, etc. are used in the gardens.

Outdoor Entertaining Areas in Commercial Landscaping.

Modern Melbourne commercial landscaping of public places features outdoor entertainment areas. Often, these will consist of a permanent barbecue with tables and seating benches. The seating benches can be made of a recycled plastic fibre composite.



Commercial Landscaping Outdoor Entertaining in Public Spaces - Reds Landscaping and Design
Commercial Landscaping of the Entertainment areas of public spaces often includes barbecues and sports facilities like table tennis tables.



Contact us for design and construction of your outdoor entertaining area or commercial landscaping projects.

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