Summer alfresco entertaining is every Australian’s dream. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With the right tweaks, you can turn a good quality carport into a luxury entertainment space for day or night. Here are our top tips for upgrading your carport.
If you’re planning to stretch long summer days into warm summer nights, you’ll want to get the right outdoor lighting. Whether you choose to install a proper lighting system (our expert team can help you out) or string up some fairy lights, the right lighting system creates great ambiance.
Installing sun lights is a great way to make the most of the summer rays, however it can overheat your space on hot days. Make sure you get the right balance between letting the light in and creating a cool escape so you don’t swelter in the heat.
When purchasing your carport, it’s good to have a rough idea of how many people you’ll need to accommodate. There’s no point getting a huge carport if you’ll only be seating four. On the flip side, you don’t want your outdoor furniture hanging out the sides of the carport and getting exposed to the elements. Get an idea of what your furniture setup is going to look like before you purchase your carport. That way we can create the shelter of your dreams.
If you’re going to be entertaining in the carport, you’re going to need somewhere else for, well, the car. For stylish and discrete off-street parking, Shed Bonanza has great garage options. If you want to use your carport to shelter your car most of the time – but use it as an entertainment area on weekends – you may want to invest in a small but sturdy shed to store your outdoor furniture.
Dream of lounging by a fire? Anything is possible. Working with an architect or engineer is the best way to get the most out of your carport. You can install ventilation for fire pits or security doors to ensure your soirees are only for those on the guest list.
While we offer a range of colours and materials to build your carport out of, sometimes a personal touch goes a long way. If you’re handy, you might want to consider painting a mural, designing a mosaic or simply hanging some of your favourite ornaments or curtains, to make your carport feel more personal. Getting artistic is the best way to turn a beautiful shelter into a gorgeous and intimate entertainment environment.
To start building your dream carport today, contact the expert team at Shed Bonanza.