Creating the ultimate alfresco and entertaining area
e&s CEO Rob Sinclair shares his tips on creating an alfresco area perfect for all your entertaining needs.
With Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival underway and the warmer months ahead, it’s the perfect time to get your alfresco area ready for entertaining.
In Australia, our outdoor lifestyle is synonymous with BBQs, parties and dining outside on balmy nights. This is why alfresco areas are becoming an extension of the home and why we’re finding ways of creating a seamless integration of our living spaces with our outdoor areas. Especially with house prices going up, smaller block sizes, little time for maintaining a garden and less opportunity to have two indoor living zones, we are seeing a massive trend in people extending their open plan living area to flow into a functional alfresco area for all year enjoyment.
What do you need to consider when creating your alfresco area?
- Layout – factor in the size and how you can utilise the space you have available in your alfresco area.
- Aesthetics – consider how you can create a design that is warm and inviting and seamlessly integrates inside and out.
- Appliances – With so many appliances available to create the full outdoor kitchen, there are lots of considerations when selecting products (e.g those that withstand weather conditions).
- At e&s we’re seeing a growing trend of full cooking zones. Here’s some products that stand out to us.
This quality, handmade stainless steel unit features a 10mm solid steel plate providing the perfect large surface for all BBQ cooking. The barbecue also includes a rotisserie that holds up to 22kg of meat and the highly useful side teppanyaki plate. This Capital is a high-end barbecue perfect for outdoor grilling and cooking.
This is an all-in-one brewing system that makes 23 litres of cold, high quality, carbonated beer in just seven days. It is plumbed-in and has a tap which allows you to conveniently fill the brewery with water from the tap. It has everything included, including the kitchen sink, which makes cleaning easier. Create your own personal brewery and the ultimate bar experience in your alfresco area.
This triple feature bar fridge is designed for the Australian climate and is the perfect accessory for your entertaining area. The LED lights and interior illumination keep your drinks and food on display so your guests can see what’s on offer. With triple doors it has the capacity of holding up to 307 litres, making it the ideal fridge for your summer parties.
This is the ultimate outdoor kitchen made from premium stainless steel. It provides enough benchtop space to prepare meals and plenty of fridge space for food or drink. This is a must have for your dream alfresco area and can also be added to our BeefEater BBQ.
Balmoral Condor Rangehood
Ventilation is an important design consideration and this wall mounted rangehood will not only help eliminate smoke, but will enhance any outdoor area with its stylish stainless steel finish.
To hear the top tips in creating the perfect alfresco area, current trends and how it adds value to your home, tune into 3AW this Saturday 5 November from 9am -10 am where e&s CEO Rob Sinclair is chatting all things alfresco.
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