From infinity pools to rustic outdoor ovens, there are plenty of ways to transform your outdoor entertainment area. But if you’re looking to add a touch of class and luxury to your home, there are a few specific construction projects you can undertake. In today’s blog, our team of luxury custom home builders are revealing our favourite grand ideas – and how you can recreate them.
#1: Revamp your outdoor kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining guests in warmer weather, especially by the pool. Outdoor kitchens typically do not have a stovetop and oven. Instead, outdoor kitchens usually sport a barbeque grill, plenty of bench space, and a sink to wash up in. Choosing the right finishes and materials – such as marble and stainless steel – can help make your outdoor kitchen look sleek and classy.
Other amenities that can be added to your outdoor kitchen include:
- A minifridge
- Storage space
- A pizza oven
#2: Add an outdoor fireplace
If you think an outdoor entertainment area is reserved for warm weather – think again! Entertaining guests in wintertime can be cosy, intimate and relaxed. All you need to do is create an environment that fosters these impressions. There’s no better way to do that than to build a fireplace that brings your loved ones together.
There are many different ways to style your fireplace, and many materials you can use to achieve either a modern or rustic look. You can opt for stone, brick or even cast iron! Before you install your fireplace, however, be sure to check your specific Council regulations.
#3: Build a brand-new pool
A pool is a must-have for any luxurious outdoor space. Swimming pools and spas are great for most entertaining areas, and there’s plenty of options when it comes to style.
However, before you build your new pool or spa, you will need to obtain the appropriate building permit before proceeding. You may also need a planning permit. To discover what you’ll need, conduct a test online that takes official requirements into account.
As of 1 December 2019, recent legislation under the Victorian government also dictates that swimming pools and spas must be registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). These measures are put in place to ensure your pool complies with the state safety regulations.
#4: Create a stunning outdoor room
Outdoor rooms are essentially smaller, sectioned areas within your large entertaining space that serve as an extra place to entertain guests. They typically contain flooring, lighting and a ‘ceiling’, which is usually a large pergola that provides shade but does not cut off guests from the rest of the backyard.
When it comes to creating an outdoor room, you need to ensure you choose weather-friendly materials for all furnishings and structures. This applies to fabrics, lighting and construction materials. Your outdoor room can simply be a sitting area, or it can connect to your fireplace and kitchen, too!
#5: Set up an outdoor bar
No outdoor entertainment area is complete without a bar! If you’re already considering building an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor bar is the icing on the cake. While you can always build a bar from the ground up with little fuss, it pays to get creative with your backyard bar ideas.
There are many different ways you can create a high-end outdoor bar, including:
- Transforming your old shed into a standalone drink and snack bar
- Combining your bar with your kitchen space
- Building a bar island within your pool
- Revamping your home’s kitchen so that it opens from the inside, allowing you to serve drinks from inside the kitchen.
Speak to a luxury custom home builder today
Based in Melbourne’s south-east, S & B Lamble Builders assists with the construction of high-end residential projects. Whether you’re looking to undergo a luxury renovation or a lavish home extension, we will be able to make your ideas happen.
With over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, our team of luxury custom home builders know how to capture and execute your visions. We service many areas in Melbourne and regional Victoria, and have previously completed high-end residential projects in suburbs like Kew, Hawthorn, Clyde North and more. We also offer commercial construction services all over Victoria.