5 Primary elements in outdoor Entertainment Spaces

According to landscaping experts like M & P Mckeown Landscaping, building entertainment spaces is an art. And it is not a novice’s job. Still, we want you to know about the primary elements always included in entertainment spaces. So, if you decide to build one, keep them in mind!

The flooring

Weather is the most crucial factor when deciding on flooring for your entertainment space.

Wood has traditionally been the material of choice for decks, despite the high level of upkeep it requires.

Also, wood needs treatments to prevent deterioration from the sun’s bleaching rays, insects, and heavy rains.

Other alternative flooring material options are:

  • Composite wood
  • Concrete
  • Tiling
  • Synthetic grass

Make sure you consider every possibility before settling on a course of action.

Cooking area

An outdoor kitchen is a must-have, allowing hosts to socialise with guests while whipping up drinks and snacks.

So, choose a simple barbecue or smoker area, go all out and create an outdoor kitchen that rivals your indoor one, or constructs anything in between.

Lastly, place it away from flammable or dangling items and ensure it doesn’t block any exits or entrances.

The Furniture

Since walls, floors, traditional paintings, and other interior design features can’t be used to unify an outdoor living area. The mood will be established by the pieces of furniture you select.

So, before making any furniture purchases, consider the ambience you’re going for in this room.

Finally, durability is always the queen, so choose a long-lasting material like:

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Plastic

So, get started by setting up a few tables for food and beverages and various comfy seating arrangements.

Then, add touches like bar stools, ottomans, free-standing heaters/misters, and more when funds allow.

The lighting in entertainment spaces

Entertainment spaces are complete with proper lighting. And nothing sets a better mood than a carefully chosen set of lighting colours and designs.

Lighting is the fastest way to turn your outside space into a cosy retreat when the sun goes down, so it’s important to consider it.

Also, the importance of having adequate illumination increases after a delicious dinner with family and friends.

The lighting possibilities are practically endless; let your imagination run free. For example:

  • Multi-coloured led lights.
  • Step lights
  • Wall mounts.
  • Battery-powered candles.

Finally, a bonus tip concerning lighting would be to consider natural yellowish colour (the colour of the sunlight). It does not bother your eyes.

The Shade

Strategic shade is essential for making the most of your outdoor living space if you live somewhere with scorching summers and gusty winds.

And in case of rain, the shade is bliss.


Entertainment spaces are a fun place to have in your backyard. Also, we understand you love to hang out with your family and friends in your backyard. And who does not love to have delicious meals in the open air when the weather is kind.

Finally, M & P Mckeown Landscaping have been designing entertainment spaces for a long time in Telford and surrounding areas. So, feel free to ask for a free quote now. Or you can consult one of our experts here. Thanks for the Read!