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Is your outdoor entertainment area ready for summer?

South Africans love summer and they love entertaining. Most enjoy creating a space to host and enjoy the company of family and friends. There are a few things you can do now to start getting your outdoor entertainment area ready for those happy summer gatherings.

5 ways to get your outdoor entertainment area ready for summer

1. Get it covered

Summer comes with summer sunshine and summer rain. Is your entertainment area prepared for that? There are a number of things you can do to cover your outdoor entertainment area in order to provide shade from harsh rays and shelter from surprise storms:

2. Get it protected

Further protection from environmental elements may be necessary to consider. Here are some options that will not only provide protection, but privacy too:

  • Trees/shrubs
  • Hedges
  • Plant boxes or big pot plants
  • Artificial plants
  • Facades and sun screens
  • Walls and cladding
  • Wooden fencing

3. Get it floored

Perhaps your entertainment area needs a flooring refresh, or maybe you are starting from scratch and need to put in flooring. There are many options to choose from, especially if the area is covered:

  • Tiling – there is a wide range of slip-resistant outdoor porcelain and ceramic tiles available
  • Brick
  • Decking – wooden or composite
  • Concrete
  • Natural stone
  • Artificial grass
  • Vinyl
  • Outdoor carpet
  • Rubber

4. Get it furnished and decorated

Is your outdoor entertainment area going to be a bar, a lounge or a dining area? Once you know the purpose of your area and the “vibe” you want, you can furnish and decorate it accordingly. Here are some types of outdoor furniture you can get:

  • Wooden
  • Rattan
  • Wicker
  • Plastic
  • Steel or wrought iron
  • Aluminium

5. Get it lit up

There is nothing quite like sitting outside chatting with loved ones on a warm summer evening. Make sure you plan to enjoy your outdoor entertainment area by day, and by night too. Here are some outdoor lighting areas that will add to the ambience of the area:

  • String fairy lights
  • String bulb lights
  • Wall lights
  • Ceiling lights
  • Path lights
  • Solar jars
  • Paraffin lanterns
  • Candles
  • Spotlights
  • Firepit

If you’re keen to get started on getting your outdoor entertainment area ready for summer then give us a call to help you out with the first steps in the process, i.e. getting it covered and protected.

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