Entertaining in Queensland involves lots of time in the outdoors.Usually it's cooler.
We like to be in the fresh air.
We love to BBQ.
That is, unless you can't hide from the scorching afternoon sun.
And our lovely patio was just too hot to use.
Then we found a solution - SHUTTERS !
Wide open to let in the light and the view to the mountains.
Closed to keep out the searing heat in the afternoon.
Inside became "The Garden Room " with shutters closed when the sun is a problem ......
...and shutters open to let in the light and view.