HIGH END ENTERTAINMENT: How to comfortably wine and dine your guests!

Outdoor Kitchen and Entertaining Area

This outdoor living home nestled between the beautiful Australian bushland shines through its natural features. The residence is entirely built out of timber so the main landscape brief was to design and build an entertaining area to flow smoothly from the house and compliment the natural surroundings.

It was clear the clients wanted creativity to support their needs and wants when producing their family living space and backyard works to gain the ultimate result of entertaining guests and obtaining happy family memories to remember for a lifetime.



With the initial difficulty of designing such a space over an existing rock shelf the team at Vivid Outdoors strived to keep the fundamental goal of keeping the Australian thriving landscape as the primary theme of the clients new outdoor living space. In addition to the theme, the end result radiated ample elements to construct this once un-used outdoor space into a notable high end entertaining area in which can be utilised through-out all seasons of the year.



- p e r g o l a

The pergola is constructed out of Australian Spotted Gum (posts and main support beams) prime pine 40 x 20 roof slats and a clear roof with a metal flashing to ensure it is waterproof. This pergola we decided to use a clear roof and leave 10mm gaps between the roof slats to ensure the pergola had natural light during the day time and the use of down lights we used to give light at night.

- d e c k i n g

The decking was constructed out of 90 x 90 h4 posts for the framing onto galvanised stirrups and off the existing rock shelf and finished with 86mm Australian Spotted Gum decking to match the use of hardwood used for the pergola. This timber was carried down the stairs and on to each new decking level.

- h a r d w o o d b e n c h The hardwood timber bench was designed and built to ensure the area had sufficient seating to entertain. The back rest was set at a comfortable degree that you could sit back and relax in. The hardwood bench also disguised the height difference between the existing garden and new deck and tied the deck and pergola together. Spotted Gum decking was the obvious choice to match the decking that was utilised.



- p r i v a c y s c r e e n

The screens framing was constructed out of 90 x 45 h3 timber. Our screens were placed in front of existing colourbond fence to obtain new levels and a privacy screen. The prime pine slats were installed onto a villa board backing to ensure there were no gaps in the screen and to complete the look we were going for.



- outdoor kitchen

(beer taps, storage, bar stools, bbq)

The outdoor kitchen was one of the initial briefs. With our client being an entertainer, this structural element was designed and built to ensure the family were able to entertain outdoors with cooking e.g. BBQ, outdoor beer taps, custom built storage, waste bin, sink with hot and cold water and a generous bench space for seating and cooking.

The kitchen frame was constructed out of 90 x 45 h3 framing and was designed and built to suite the requirements of the clients brief. The kitchen was also cladded in 20mm marine ply to ensure it was water tight. The kitchen was then cladded in 60mm prime pine timbers to match in with timbers used in screening.



Rebecca Curtis


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