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The Australian Christmas

Christmas in Perth means getting together with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and splashing around in the pool because it’s always so hot! Forget about roast dinners and mulled wine by the fire, we like to embrace the sunny days by getting outside to eat, celebrate and socialise.

The barbecue
A centrepiece of any Aussie nativity scene, adding an outdoor kitchen to your entertaining area is a guaranteed winner for the holidays (or any time of year). The humble barbecue is being replaced in many homes by a more extensive outdoor kitchen. If they are designed to complement the indoor cooking space, outdoor kitchens provide an excellent alternative and make entertaining easy.

Consider an integrated BBQ and sink arrangement with flexible cooking surfaces. That way you are prepared for any meal, from a steak for one to a feast for twenty. Remember to get an outdoor kitchen made from durable materials (including bench tops) and lay quality pavers around the cooking area. Flooring is as important a choice as the style of kitchen to be installed. A surface that complements your choice of colour, décor and is serviceable for the use (and amount of use) is central to choosing the right product. Beautiful natural stone is easy to install. Australis have an extensive range of styles, colours and finishes to help make this area amazing.

Outdoor furniture
Gone are the days where you can get away with a few folding lawn chairs and a rickety plastic table for Christmas lunch. Modern outdoor furniture comes in a huge range of styles and arrangements so whether you’re lounging outdoors with the other half, or putting on a feast for the whole extended family, invest in some good quality made-for-Perth-weather furniture. Wicker and pale colours never go out of style; just remember to get fabrics that are easy to clean, and furniture that is built to survive Perth summers.

The pool
It’s 10am on Christmas Day, the kids have opened their presents, the temperature is creeping up to 40º and everyone is headed for the pool. Luckily you thought to get the water ready months ago by cleaning out the filter and treating the water. The kids can splash around to their hearts’ content and end up with prunes for fingers, while the adults lounge on comfortable outdoor furniture or cook up a feast in the outdoor kitchen.

With the kids splashing around, doing their best to empty the pool, it’s important to have durable pavers from the Australis Pavestone range. Imagine the feeling of cool underfoot instead of hot bricks.

From everyone at Australis Pavestone we wish you a very merry Christmas. We are here to make your backyard ready for the festive season, supplying quality Western Australian pavers all over Perth and Western Australia. Come and see our range at any of our convenient WA locations to get your outdoor oasis in shape this summer and enjoy your Christmas and the holidays outdoors.

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