To create a beautiful outdoor area build an outdoor room with a roller blind to provide shade, comfortable outdoor furniture and use stone tiles to pave the area.
It is not difficult to create a beautiful outdoor area and with a little planning and effort you can have your outdoor area perfect for entertaining. Having attractive stone tiles will make a big difference to the look of your outdoor area and you should also think about creating shade by having a retractable awning or a veranda.
Buy furniture that would not only look great outdoors but would also look fantastic inside. Think about comfort as well as practicality. A comfortable lounge outdoors gives you a great place where you can relax and enjoy the sun. Choose accessories such as cushions with varying designs and colours that blend well together. You will need somewhere to eat so buy a large table to accommodate a lot of guests and get matching chairs that are well padded and offer good support.
You can turn your outdoor area into a beautiful space by having stone tiles instead of plain concrete. Sandstone pavers or tiles have a much warmer look than concrete and will blend in with your garden a lot better. They are also a good surface to have around the edge of a pool as they are non-slip.
Extend your indoors out by having a large folding door. Your kitchen or living area can easily become part of the outdoors by simply folding back the doors and letting the breeze in. Directly outside the doors, have a veranda or awning so that the room feels like it is extending out into the garden. You can decorate the veranda by growing plants or even having outdoor curtains hanging.
Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular and they are great if you plan on entertaining often. Don't have the host stuck inside in the kitchen away from the guests. Turn your outdoor area into a working kitchen that is easy to clean and is sturdy enough to withstand the weather. Install the best barbecue you can afford and have plenty of bench space where you can prepare and serve the meals, have a sink and tap and you might even want to have a wine fridge, which will keep your wine stored at exactly the right temperature.
Finish off your outdoor area by having a beautiful garden. You can hire a landscape gardener but this can be very expensive. There are plenty of magazines and books on the subject where you are sure to find inspiration. Plant a style of garden that is going to suit not only your house but also your lifestyle. You need to have the time to look after a garden and if you are always out working or don't want to spend the time you are better going for a more minimalist style of garden.