Before you even start thinking about what’s on your Al Fresco summer menu, you need to ensure you have some basic outdoor infrastructure in place. Fortunately, this is the fun part – there are plenty of options to choose from.
Whether you want to build a new wooden deck to make the most of backyard views or a quaint paved patio area with a pizza oven, you can’t go wrong. Start browsing through garden magazines today to pick the right look to suit your home.
Hot tip: If you have a small outdoor space, make the most of it by building a flat patio. This will allow you to use every corner, rather than letting the edges of your garden be overrun with weeds. To add some greenery, simply choose gorgeous flowerpots or plant a small herb patch.
Once you have your basic infrastructure in place you can start adding personal style by putting final touches in place. Often the look and feel of an outdoor area comes down to the type of furniture you pick. Would you like an old-fashioned picnic table or a stone granite slab? Or perhaps you’d prefer outdoor bean bags and hammocks for a more casual feel?
Then there is picking decorations such as fairy lights, pot plants, outdoor tiles and artwork. Styling your outdoor area is the perfect way to add a touch of individuality.
With that done and dusted, you can start thinking about the food! If the setting is right, your guests are bound to enjoy the Al Fresco dining experience no matter what’s on the menu.