Without a doubt, the barbie draws us all outside as the weather grows warmer. If your old warhorse is looking dusty and unloved – and many do! – give it a long-overdue makeover in readiness for barbecue season.
What a ripper idea – add a pizza oven as well as a barbie. You can add a gas pizza oven to your design – it’s super-easy to install. Then, use logs for decoration or store them for a fire pit or your indoor burner.
2. Barbecue bench
When you’re entertaining, the barbecue is usually at the centre of the action. Now you can make your barbie a show stopper even when you haven’t got the crew around. This barbecue bench appears to float above the surrounding garden, creating a striking feature for your outdoor area.
Define garden spaces with a vertical garden. You can hang it down the side of an existing pergola, as done here, or install new posts for a freestanding screen.
3. Deck barbecue
There is nothing like entertaining outdoors in our (usually) wonderful weather – and it’s all the more enjoyable when it’s in a space you have created yourself.
4. Floating barbecue
Get the most from your backyard deck by transforming the space into a practical and inviting outdoor entertaining area with an easy-to-construct floating barbecue bench.
5. Alfresco cooking
Install a kitchen to take outdoor living to a new level. With an outdoor barbecue you won't have to grill your snags on a gas-bottle barbie. Alfresco cooking and dining has gone to the next level, with kitchen suppliers putting out new ranges all the time. In fact, why eat indoors?
6. Palm Springs-style barbecue area
Aim for laid-back, open-air alfresco spaces decorated with mid-century furniture for a Palm Springs vibe. A barbecue is a must-have and so is an outdoor fridge for seamless entertaining. Placing them in close proximity keeps the cook in the party and meals served hot off the grill. For the full Palm Springs-style makeover click here.
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