Create an ambient, faraway destination to enjoy in your own backyard.
Darren Scott – Amber National Commercial & Trade Manager
“It’s all about gourmet outdoor cooking and dining. Nearly every modern household is installing built-in alfresco cooking facilities complete with sophisticated cabinetry and thoughtfully selected stone
to create a relaxed and ambient outdoor entertaining setting”
Australian summer is about spending time outside with the people you love; in fact it’s what Australians do best. So it should come as no surprise that the renovators of Australia are drawing inspiration from the exotic alfresco lifestyles of the world to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living, creating an extension of their dining and entertaining spaces.
To support this trend, Amber’s partner Euro Alfresco offers a complete modular solution for outdoor upgrades of any size or scale, including appliances, cabinetry and stone with 10 cabinetry colour options to complement 4 stunning stone choices to inspire your vision.
We talk all things outdoor dining with Amber’s National Commercial and Trade Manager, Darren Scott.
If you’re considering an outdoor overhaul, where should you start?
Firstly consider the end result and desired look. Be sure to factor in the style of your home and colour palette. Start the journey by bringing ideas to your Amber store, and talk to an experienced consultant.
What are the most important aspects to consider?
Definitely consider existing colours in the home if they are being retained, and the amount of available natural light for the colour of the product—such as using a lighter colour in a darker space.
What product attributes should they look out for?
For pools and surrounds, slip resistance is key. For driveways it’s all about laying method.
What technical developments are changing the way we approach outdoor lifestyle and landscaping?
The newest development is improvements in sealer technologies that assist in keeping outdoor surfaces stain free and easy to clean. Also, thickness of pavers have come down to 20mm in porcelain varieties, making them lightweight to install and even easier on the budget.
Meet the Trades: how to find the right contractor for the project?
Start the process at your local Amber store and request a reference for trades local to your area and lifestyle.