It’s the company. It’s the great food. And it’s the perfect ambience. The first two are up to you, but creating the right mood in the right space is easily achievable with careful design and product choice – letting you set the scene for one perfect, long summer evening after another - for years to come.
Speak to our friendly outside rooms team for help and advice.
Create a space where great memories are made: the perfect garden for entertaining on a warm summer evening.
Why not create a stylish, elegant al fresco dining or drinks area. Designed for use all year round, a striking room is the perfect way to impress your friends and give them an evening to remember. Your alfresco won't have walls, so if privacy and noise are concerns you'll need to install a fence or tall landscaping plants between you and the neighbours.
Get away from it all – through the kitchen door. People own a house for an average of 28 years, so transforming your outside space into an outside room is the perfect way to make your home a hundred times more fun.
Even with more compact gardens, it’s so easy to create the perfect cantina vibe. Careful choices of paving and walling products can be used to create a comfortable, easy-to-maintain outdoor cooking and eating space that’s perfect for showing off your culinary skills.
Stay on trend with AG’s stunning ground TerraPave® flagstones. Available in a wide range of colours and sizes, their exquisite finish is so good that architects often specify them for indoor use – so they’ll still look beautiful when the kids are old enough to do the outdoor cooking for you.
Try to match or complement the style and colours on the exterior of your home so it will feel like a natural extension of your living space. Both paving and walling can be used to create countertop surfaces.
Create the perfect party room with bespoke areas for food and drinks.
Create an entire workstation with Regal Stone blocks and caps. AG has a wide range of wall blocks – and they’re surprisingly versatile. Besides their standard use as garden retaining walls, they’re superb for creating versatile kitchen spaces in outdoor dining areas. Innovative design means that they’re simple to put together for one of our approved layers – or if you’re keen to get stuck in yourself, getting it right is a cinch for a competent DIY-er.
The best, bar none eating and drinking.
A little extra thought in the design process can create a space that’s perfect for entertaining – whether it’s the perfect snug to hide away your drinks cooler or a beautifully-finished, ground terrazzo-style counter top that’s a breeze to keep clean. Creating a bar area in your outside room will give you a practical, flexible serving space that you can use all day – whether it’s as a breakfast bar, a snack bar or, in the evening, somewhere to serve refreshments when the kids are tucked up in bed.
Building in smart storage behind your bar can help keep down on clutter and designing your outside room kitchen and bar area with a clear pathway to your kitchen means that it’s easy to nip in for more ice or to top up on snacks.
Just had an impromptu get together and decided that you’ve had enough of disposable tinfoil barbeques hastily arranged in a corner of the back yard? Kick the outdoor party up a notch with the perfect alfresco backyard bistro.
Even in a smaller garden, there’s so much you can do. And with a little thought, you can create a space that will have you wanting to abandon the house for the great outdoors at every opportunity.
Some examples of outdoor cooking areas
Mile Stone seating in Slate with Canterra flags in Silver and Aspen Stone walling in Basalt with capping stones