Granite Transformations is sharing great advice on how to make the most of the home’s outdoor areas this summer.

For instance, simple changes can extend the living space seamlessly into the great outdoors, creating the perfect setting for alfresco entertaining. This transitional space, where the entertaining area seamlessly flows from inside to out, provides plenty of entertainment options all year round.

Specialising in creating sophisticated and functional outdoor kitchens and family areas, Granite Transformations offers custom solutions to homeowners, taking into consideration their space, entertaining needs, and budget.

Granite Transformations’ Top Tips for alfresco entertaining:

Design objectives

Before redesigning the outdoor area, consider your space and lifestyle needs: Is an outdoor kitchen best suited to your entertainment requirements or is an additional seating area for guests the biggest priority?


Design the outdoor living area to include all the essential utilities. For instance, waterproofing and incorporating a shelter to the outdoor cooking and dining areas will ensure functionality even in wet weather. Granite Transformations is the exclusive supplier of the durable yet stylish Trend Surfaces, which are designed to be laid directly over existing surfaces or installed as part of a new outdoor kitchen, bathroom or laundry. These thin and lightweight surfaces are non-porous and resistant to heat, scratches, stains and impacts.


Granite Transformations offers the services of a design team that can map out the homeowner’s personalised style needs. For instance, some of the design principles used in the interior living space can be leveraged for the outdoor entertaining area. Brighten up the alfresco area using mosaic tiles to create murals and feature walls. Granite’s Trend Surfaces also offer a wide variety of design possibilities including solid waterfall edges, curved edges and custom shapes. The engineered stone range combines the finest quality quartz, granite and recycled glass with a state-of-the-art polymer base, producing diamond-polished surfaces.

Additional elements

Outdoor living spaces can be fitted out with a fireplace, television and suitable lighting to extend their use throughout the year. These additional elements can create ambience, comfort and entertainment options long after summer has passed.