Others may make fun of Melbourne’s changeable weather, but in reality our climate makes it an ideal place for outdoor living. While a patio will be a great extension of your indoor space and a terrific place to relax, it will really pay dividends if you entertain family and friends. In fact, a Melbourne patio has the potential to become the ultimate entertainer’s haven.

10 tips for a patio that’s an entertainer’s delight

  1. Melburnians are known for their love of outdoor living and a well-designed patio seamlessly provides the perfect opportunity. Embrace the alfresco lifestyle by creating a comfortable and inviting space that beckons family and friends to gather and enjoy the open air.
  2. Transform your patio into a cosy lounge area by incorporating comfortable seating options. From plush sofas to chic outdoor sectionals, choose furniture that complements your style and encourages relaxation. Add weather-resistant cushions and throws for a touch of warmth on cooler evenings.
  3. Extend your patio’s usability into the evening by incorporating ambient lighting. String lights, lanterns, and stylish outdoor fixtures can create a magical atmosphere. Consider solar-powered or LED lights for an eco-friendly and cost-effective lighting solution.
  4. Take your entertaining to the next level with an outdoor kitchen setup on your Melbourne patio. This not only enhances the dining experience but also keeps the chef (i.e. that’s you!) involved in the festivities. You don’t have to spend a fortune. A barbecue grill, a compact refrigerator and a prep area can turn your patio into a culinary haven.
  5. Set the stage for unforgettable meals by incorporating versatile dining spaces on your patio. A durable dining table and weather-resistant chairs provide the perfect setting for family dinners or larger gatherings. Choose furniture that can withstand Melbourne’s varying weather conditions.
  6. Introduce a touch of nature to your patio with strategically placed greenery and potted plants. Not only do plants add aesthetic appeal, but they also contribute to a refreshing and calming atmosphere. Consider native Australian plants that thrive in Melbourne’s climate.
  7. Melbourne is known for its unpredictable weather, but that shouldn’t deter your outdoor plans. You could use sturdy umbrellas or an extendable awning and these will also provide shade during hot summer days. However, generally it’s best to have an extensive roof section to ensure that your Melbourne patio remains a comfortable space, rain or shine.
  8. To really get the party started, incorporate outdoor technology to elevate the entertainment experience. Outdoor speakers and a weatherproof television can turn your Melbourne patio into a dynamic entertainment hub. Just be sure to choose products designed to withstand outdoor conditions.
  9. Extend the usability of your patio into the cooler months by installing a fire pit. A warm and inviting fire pit creates a focal point for gatherings and adds a cosy ambiance. If you can’t have a fire pit or prefer not to, consider other heating options.
  10. Infuse your personality into the patio by adding decorative elements and art. Outdoor rugs, throw pillows and wall art can transform the space into an extension of your interior style. Personal touches make the patio feel like an authentic part of your home.

No Melbourne patio? Call Outside Concepts to get your party started!

If there’s something significant missing in your dreams of holding a gathering of family and friends outside – i.e. you have no patio – then Outside Concepts can certainly entertain your wishes.

Kose from our Northern and Western Melbourne branch has significant experience in the industry and can design and build the perfect patio for your needs. Whether you’re after something for small gatherings or a sizable patio for larger entertainment opportunities, Kose can help.

To get the process – and the party – started, call Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674. You can also visit Kose’s branch page and submit a contact form.

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Dreaming of entertaining in your Melbourne patio? Outside Concepts has the top tips to get your party started.
Dreaming of entertaining in your Melbourne patio? Outside Concepts has the top tips to get your party started.