Despite all the miserable rain and wind tearing through our capital lately, we’re still optimistic about the summer months ahead. With our minds affixed on those long temperate evenings and warm poolside afternoons, we’re inspired to pen a blog about outdoor entertainment architecture, explaining how you can incorporate some outdoor fun into your Wellington house design.   

 

Indoor/outdoor flow 

To best enjoy the outdoors, it helps if you can actually access it with ease. What good is there in designing the perfect outdoor oasis if your Wellington architecture doesn’t allow you to easily exit your home to experience it? 

When designing a house in Wellington, simply emphasise to your architect that you’d like a priority to be placed on connecting the living room and outdoor entertainment suite or deck effortlessly and attractively. 

 

A wrap-around deck

When considering Wellington house renovations or preparing a plan for a from-scratch build, do put some thought into your deck. Don’t settle for a simple slab of wood: a deck can offer you a whole new style of living that you might not have previously thought possible! 

A wrap-around deck, for example, might offer 360-degree views of your stunning surrounds, allowing you to walk around the perimeter of your home until you find the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cuppa while the sun rises or sets. 

Decks can also house spa pools, raised herb gardens, play areas and pool perimeters, so encourage your Wellington architect to explore these outdoor entertainment possibilities for you when planning your Wellington home design. 

 

An outdoor kitchen 

It sounds a little luxurious and unnecessary until you actually experience the enjoyment and convenience of one. An outdoor kitchen offers a brand new level of outdoor entertainment fun. You might find you rarely venture indoors when you have one installed! Your Wellington architect can design a covered outdoor entertainment area complete with plenty of seats, surfaces and, of course, a kitchen. Make marvellous additions such as a woodfire pizza oven or dedicated barbecue space and top it all off with a well-stocked mini-fridge.

Hello convenience, hello smart architecture; hello summer!