How to Bring the Wow Factor to Your Outdoor Entertainment Space

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Let Opening Louvre Roof show you how to get the most from your outdoor living space

By making your outdoor space more attractive, comfortable and inviting, the results could do wonders for your social life and enhance the value of your property.

From custom lighting and climate control to opening louvred roofs, here are 5 simple ways to bring the WOW factor to your outdoor entertainment space:

Custom Lighting:

Whether you entertain on a regular basis, get home from work late at night, or you just want to appreciate the beauty of your garden, custom lighting is a great way to illuminate the outdoor space and enhance the look of existing features – such as trees, garden beds, hedges, and bushes.

Choose from a range of UV-rated lighting products to brighten up your outdoor space. Install a 4 light spotlight on the ceiling to illuminate the dining area. Place a few outdoor posts around your garden bed to light up the backyard. Or illuminate the front or backdoor with an exterior wall bracket.

Best of all? Outdoor lighting is easy to install and weatherproof for long-lasting performance.

Climate Control:

In order to feel comfortable outdoors all year round, you need to plan for the extreme heat and cold.

Here are a few useful tips to help you achieve just that.

Outdoor Heating:

Install a temporary or permanent gas, electric, or wood heater to keep warm in winter. Gas heaters are portable, come in a range of styles and sizes to heat up small and large areas, and they can either be hooked up to a natural gas line or propane gas bottle.

Electric heaters can be portable or installed as a permanent setup on the ceiling and are also cheap to run and do not require refilling.

For wood heaters, whether you purchase a fire pit or chiminea, you can supply your own wood and use other burning materials (i.e. newspaper, garden waste) to keep the fire alive.

Cool off in summer:

To stay cool in summer, you can invest in portable fans to place around the outdoor living space. While not as effective as outdoor heaters, the fans can help disperse the heat trapped undercover and improve the general flow of air.

Of course, the most effective way to keep cool is to have a shaded area.
With a retractable opening roof you can take control of the environment. Using a remote control or manual winder, you can rotate the adjustable louvred roof to change the direction of sunlight, improve airflow and ventilation, and block out harsh UV rays. As a result, you and your guests will stay cool and comfortable all summer long.

Best of all? Even if the weather turns sour you can keep the festivities going under the comfort of a retractable roof. So you can relax, entertain, and play any time of day, all year round – through all seasons.

To book a FREE site inspection, call Opening Louvre Roof on 1300 761 201 or fill out the online form.

Outdoor Furniture:

Of course, you need furniture to complete your outdoor living space. However, the trick is to choose furniture that reflects your lifestyle. Do you plan to host regular dinner parties? Or will you be having casual hangouts? By having a clear vision on how you plan to use the outdoor space, you can purchase the right furniture to suit your needs.

These days, no longer is outdoor furniture limited to the wealthy. You can choose outdoor furniture in a range of styles and weatherproof materials to suit any budget. Most products are made from weatherproof timber, fabric, and wicker, which are all designed to resist the effects of outdoor exposure – such as fading, mould, discolouration, and warping.

And they require very little maintenance to keep their good looks as well. How’s that for convenience?

Outdoor Decking :

One of the most effective ways to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space is with timber decking.

Outdoor decking comes in a range of hardwood materials and finishes to complement any outdoor space. Popular native species include cedar, redwood, ironbark, redgum, and blackwood. Not only do they look fantastic, they are highly durable and resistant to the elements.

Another benefit of outdoor decking is the increased level of comfort. On its own, decking is comfortable to walk on and won’t make your feet hot in the summer (especially if you have a retractable roof over your head).

Best of all? If your outdoor living space is on raised terrain, you can customize the layout of your timber deck with stairs and slopes to elevate the outdoor living experience.

Want to enjoy the finest outdoor living has to offer? Upgrade your outdoor space with a versatile and durable retractable roof.

Call Opening Louvre Roof on 1300 761 201 or fill out the online form. One of our friendly staff will book a FREE site inspection on a suitable day and time.