Home entertainment - is it on your list?

Date Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:00 AM

Given the hot Australian climate, it's no wonder that we love to entertain outdoors. Throwing something simple together like a barbeque get-together is fantastic, and it can be an easy way to introduce people to your new home! You could even invite new neighbours around and get to know them. Here at G.J. Gardner Homes, we think you'll find the perfect outdoor entertaining area in our new home designs.

And why wouldn't you design your own home? When it's this easy, it's hard to look past. Customising is just the beginning.

Making it work for you

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) found that Australians spend an average of $11.7 billion a year on meat, $14.1 billion on alcohol and $9.5 billion on gadgets. Taking into account the food and drink, as well as music and sound systems, that still seems like a lot. Well, we are a social bunch.

Dr Sandra Haukka, a CCI member, outlines the importance of the entertainment industry to an Australian lifestyle, and it seems to be a necessity.

"The sector underpins cultural and social innovation, improves the quality of community life, is essential to maintaining our cities as world class attractors of talent and investment, and helps create 'Brand Australia' in the global marketplace of ideas."

With that in mind, how would you prefer to celebrate your new G.J. Gardner Homes design? Popping a bottle of champagne with your friends? Turning up the ABBA and dancing the night away?

Design inspiration

There are a few things that you can keep in mind when choosing exactly what home design you want in relation to your outdoor entertaining dreams.

You could want space for electronic louvres to be installed so that the harsh Australian sun can be kept at bay in the middle of the day. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports that from March to May this year, there will be above-average temperatures for autumn across most of the country. Ensuring you can enjoy the great outdoors is key.

You will also most likely be looking for a large space to put outdoor furniture. That requires room to move, so keep that in mind when selecting which floor plan works best for you.

If you're really into sport, and Roy Morgan Research finds many Australians are, with 41 per cent of us watching the AFL, then you might also want to consider installing a television around your entertainment area to keep up with the latest live games.

Found some inspiration here? Imagine your dream backyard, and here at G.J. Gardner Homes, we can help to make that a reality.

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