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A few home truths about building a home and all that surrounds it.

Creating your perfect outdoor space

10/12/2020


In Australia, we love the great outdoors! And there’s nothing more Australian than an outdoor space. Whether you love playing, relaxing, creating or cooking, there’s an outdoor area for you.
 
The backyard used to be a separate area from the house. But as you can see from our home designs, it’s all about bringing the outdoors in! Your outside area is as much as part of your home as your kitchen, you just need to make it your own. 
 
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Colour your world
Express yourself with colour in your alfresco area. You might play it safe inside, but outside you can be bold with a bright feature wall complemented with green plants. An outside area can handle more colour than an indoor room without feeling cramped.
Choose a bright, cheerful colour that speaks to you; a few accents in this tone will brighten your outdoor space.
 
 
Lighten it up
Accentuate an architectural element such as the façade on your home’s exterior or another element of your house plan by using upward facing lights. To create an ambient atmosphere for entertaining, add lanterns, fairy or festoon lights.
 
Pick your furniture wisely
Outdoor furniture needs to be just that – weatherproof, waterproof material is a must! Look for innovations in wicker, PVC and other low maintenance outdoor materials. Outdoor furniture wears well and looks fresh for years to come. You can mix up the feel by changing up colourful cushions. A firepit or water feature will give your home a resort feel and wow your guests at the same time!
 
Create an outdoor kitchen
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If you are an aspiring chef, a covered alfresco area with a BBQ is a great addition to your home. A full outdoor room adds on a huge amount of space and is a relaxing place to unwind with friends while you cook dinner.
 
Go to new heights
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A balcony on a double storey home is the perfect place to enjoy the morning sunshine with a coffee or enjoy a drink at the end of the day. It also creates an aesthetically pleasing look to your home.
 
Whatever your interests, we can help you incorporate a special outdoor space into your home design. Helping you to feel green wherever you go!