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Creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space

The British summer season is now in full swing, and with events ranging from Glastonbury to Wimbledon due to enjoy record attendances, there certainly feels like considerable pent up demand to return to enjoying these types of occasion like we did before the pandemic.

One aspect that has not changed over this time has been our enjoyment of our gardens, particularly so on a nice summer day. With the days currently at their longest, how better to enjoy this outdoor space than with sharing it with friends and family?

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Ready to entertain at home

If you have not had the opportunity for a spot of alfresco dining or drinks in your garden so far this summer, here are some examples of how to create the perfect outdoor entertaining space.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

Being able to effortlessly move from indoors to out is the one of the key requirements for hosting a successful garden party.

This contemporary orangery below incorporates an open plan kitchen extension, making it the ideal location to serve food and drinks to the outdoor seating area.

When the evenings turn cooler, bi-fold doors provide the opportunity to easily bring the party indoors.

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THe ideal space for informal entertaining

Outdoor Kitchen

This large orangery was designed and built to enhance this listed home in Norfolk.

It opens out onto a garden entertaining area with an outdoor kitchen. Featuring all of the elements of a modern oak kitchen, but located outside, this space can equally be used to serve delicious hot food as it can refreshing cold drinks.

orangery with outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchens on trend

Evening Entertaining

Why wait until the weekend to entertain, when you have an oak orangery like this, which seamlessly links with an outdoor dining space?

With the recent warmer weather and longer days, the chance of evening drinks or dinner outside is not to be missed.

oak orangery entertaining space
Orangery lighting creates ambience

Hot Tub Drinks

Relaxing in an outdoor jacuzzi sounds like a nice thing to do after a long day at work – or at any other time of day, for that matter.

With champagne on ice to follow, this instantly adds a sense of luxury to this outdoor entertaining space.

Outdoor Living Room

This orangery below, integrates with a balcony which wraps around this property in Staffordshire.

Forming a raised area that overlooks the garden, there is plenty of space for a pair of outdoor sofas – a favourite spot to relax with a morning cup of coffee or evening drinks.

orangery with balcony patio
Balcony living space outside orangery

These are just a few examples of outdoor entertaining spaces to help inspire your thinking.

From orangeries with bi-fold doors to outdoor kitchens, our homes and gardens should be enjoyed, whatever the occasion.

If you have been inspired by any of these design ideas and want to take the next step, request our brochure or arrange a complimentary design consultation via the links below.

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