Outdoor Entertainment / Landscaping
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Outdoor Entertainment Areas
There are some key fundamentals that need to be adhered to if you are going to create effective gathering areas outside your home. Simply building a deck, or putting a pool table in will not in itself ensure success. Failure to comply with these basic rules will result in your desired gravitational areas being as barren as the desert.
So what are these rules? Well there are many, and some which are quite technical in nature, so rather than go into them all I will simply cover the basics.
For an area to attract people it needs to be easy to get to, not hidden away in a hard to access area.
Allow for interaction beyond the immediate space: Ideally people, who are congregating in one area, are still able to talk comfortably and interact with people in other parts of the home. For example, if people are gathered in a living area, they are still able to see and interact with anyone in the kitchen.
People will not remain in an area that is too hot, too cold or too windy. If you want people to gravitate to a particular area then it needs to be a space that has a reasonably consistent, comfortable temperature.
Whilst standing areas can be popular, areas with suitable seating will keep people there longer. However seating height needs to be considered. Higher stools allow for greater interaction across a wider area. If you prefer standing room, then having a bar, bench, fence or rails will allow people to lean comfortably will interacting.
Resting area for food/drinks:
For added comfort your popular space will have a table, bar or shelf for people to rest their drinks or plates on.
Landscaping at the front of your home can greatly increase street appeal and therefore the value of your home. Landscaping at the back is more about you and your lifestyle needs. Do you want a big area of grass to play on? Maybe you want plenty of trees with a tropical or an oasis feel.
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