Outdoor and Entertaining

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about Christmas in July? Do you struggle to understand the hype? Or perhaps are you already an avid supporter? The team at The Christmas Cart are obviously a little bit excited about Christmas in July. They are in the business of Christmas after all. We’ve invited them to share their love of the winter festive season and tell us what it is that is so special about Christmas in July.

Christmas is well and truly on its way and we are looking forward to getting together with family and friends, entertaining in the kitchen. There are many versatile and functional kitchen elements that will make it easier for you to dine, entertain and celebrate while maximising the use of space. Here are some design elements to consider when renovating your kitchen to make sure that it’s ready for entertaining at Christmas and any other time of the year.

Choosing your kitchen layout can be one of the most important decisions when planning your kitchen, as it is the beginning point of your design process. Functional kitchen designs are continuing to incorporate spacious family living with open-planned layouts and seamless transitions from cooking, entertaining and relaxing.

As the kitchen is the centre of the home in many households and a natural gathering place, kitchens designed for entertaining with a multi-functional space are becoming more and more popular. A well-designed kitchen will make it easier for you to dine and entertain family and friends while maximizing the use of space. Here are some essential design elements for the ultimate entertaining kitchen.

With an increase in the enjoyment of alfresco dining and summer in full swing, outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular and are great in the warmer months for entertaining guests. When designing or renovating a new home, more detail is now put into landscaping in large alfresco areas and extending living and entertainment areas to the outdoors. Read on to find some helpful design tips on planning your dream outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor kitchens are more spacious and create a beautiful alfresco dining experience. With summer BBQs, hot evenings and day light savings not far away, many Australian’s are searching for an ideal way to open up their kitchen to the outdoors. Expose your kitchen to the fresh air and sunlight and avoid being cooped up near a hot cook top this summer. Here are some helpful design ideas on how to open a kitchen to the outdoors.

There’s nothing worse than running back and forth between your indoor and outdoor kitchen when you have guests over, by the time you get to sit down and relax, the party is almost finished. This can be avoided if you design your outdoor kitchen so it can function like your indoor kitchen. This does not mean it has to be massive, or have every top of the line appliance, it just means you design your outdoor kitchen to have everything you need when cooking outside.