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Al fresco’ – the meaning of this is to eat in the open air. The term often conjures up Parisian cafes, sidewalk restaurants and rooftop bars. We’re so very lucky in our section of the world to be able to dine al fresco, out in public and even in our own backyards, many times of the year.

A refreshing summer salad, hearty barbecue and lovingly prepared oven meals can all be enjoyed in your very own backyard all year round, if you have a patio that’s ready for entertaining.

Want to know how you can sit back, relax and enjoy al fresco dining in your backyard all summer long?

Read more from the Patio Perth renovation specialists at One Stop Patio Shop.

Utilise re-purposed and multifunctional furniture

Got yourself a smaller outdoor space or Perth patio? Backyard dining doesn’t have to be opulent; it can be minimalist and beautiful in its own right.

Here’s how:

  • Get on board with pallet furniture – as tables and/or for seating. Go on, get crafty.
  • Source outdoor furniture that doubles as storage to keep all your outdoor dining necessities like extra blankets in the cooler months and sunscreen for warmer months.

You’ll feel proud to have people over, or even just family dinners outside knowing you DIY’d some of the furniture. Extra storage also helps to de-clutter your Perth patio – perfect for al fresco dining!

Set the mood with outdoor lighting

Lights, camera, al fresco dining! Lighting really sets the tone for restaurant dining atmospheres, so why not take that feel home with clever Perth patio lighting?

Here are some ideas:

  • A romantic at-home dinner for two? Use candles or light dimmers.
  • After a brighter, festive feel? String outdoor lights throughout your patio.

At One Stop Patio Shop, you can check out our patio showroom in Perth to visualise all our lighting and fan products from adjustable spotlights, to low-voltage LED downlights, standard and non-standard patio fans.

Find the right Perth patio flooring

What’s often overlooked in patio building or in patio renovations in Perth, is the flooring.

As patios are a natural extension of your home’s interior, it makes sense to keep a smooth flow between indoors and outdoors.

For example, wooden flooring inside would call for a beautiful wooden deck outside

Don’t forget the practicality of the flooring, too. What flooring will support the weight of potentially heavy and changing outdoor furniture? What’s the smoothest, even and cooling for hot summers, entertaining or refuge for pets?

Check out One Stop Patio Shop’s patio showroom in Perth for patio inspiration.

Everything patios Perth is found at One Stop Patio Shop

Ready to enjoy al fresco dining more often? You need to install a patio or contact the Perth patio renovation specialists at One Stop Patio Shop for advice and a patio makeover.

We have the complete package from patio lighting to flooring, cafe blinds to renovations and finance so you will be loving and enjoying your Perth patio in no time at all.

Visit our patio showroom in Perth to spur your vision.

Need help with anything patios Perth? Contact One Stop Patio Shop to get started.


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