create the ultimate alfresco area for entertaining with kaboodle!

Discover how kaboodle can help elevate your entertaining spaces by extending your kitchen into an alfresco area – ready for summer!

what is an alfresco area?

The term “alfresco” is of Italian origin and loosely translates to “in the open air”. An alfresco area is outdoors, but underneath the main roof of your home and should have protection from the weather.

Whether it be enjoying long summer nights relaxing with family, or hosting friends for a BBQ feast, alfresco dining and outdoor entertaining is ideal for the Australian summer climate. It brings a unique, relaxed dining atmosphere through the ambience of the outdoor environment. Read on, as we show you how you can utilise kaboodle products in your alfresco area - creating the ultimate entertainer’s space this summer!

think about storage

While it’s not necessary to make room for a whole kitchen’s worth of food and appliances, there are some key components that will ensure your alfresco area is functional and presentable. It’s a good idea to have a small pantry space, so snacks are within reach. One pantry cabinet will be able to house ample nibbles, but what will really make all the difference is retrofitting a pantry pullout wire basket. This not only makes everything more easily accessible, but also allows for tidy organisation, as this area could be on show to guests.

consider space for key appliances

Take your alfresco area to the next level by incorporating some key appliances for easy entertaining, such as a mini fridge to keep beverages cool at your next BBQ.

Kaboodles modular range is extensive and you can pick these up right off the shelf at Bunnings if you wanted to start your reno today! Use these to fill the majority of your space and then use kaboodle’s customisable range to ensure the perfect fit around your appliances.

continue the colour palette

It’s a good idea to bring the same design elements used in the kitchen, into your alfresco area to create a cohesive look and feel. For example, use the same cabinet door profile, colour, benchtop and handles. This will allow for a natural flow and you’ll be surprised by how much this will impact the overall feeling of the space and your home. It will make your interiors feel purposeful, considered and custom. In the kitchen featured below, feta whip v doors and panels were used and were continued into the alfresco area.

See our coastal charm kitchen gallery and coastal charm alfresco for more inspirational imagery!

We hope this has inspired you to create an alfresco area in your home with kaboodle! For more inspiration and ideas, visit our design blog or follow us on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

Please note, that while our cabinets are moisture resistant, they are not intended for outdoor use. Your alfresco area should sit under the main roofline of your home and have complete protection from the weather.