Are you looking at making the most out of your back yard, or do you simply need a reason to spend more time outside? Whether you have lots of space or not enough, there are many options to give your garden a well-deserved makeover. Here are the three steps to making it into the ideal outdoor space.
Decide on a purpose
First, you need to decide what you want the primary purpose of the area to be. You might want a relaxing zone to unwind, a comfortable space to entertain, a stimulating playground for the children… or all the above!
Patio / Pavilion
Depending on what you are hoping to achieve, you might want to consider building a durable, safe and sheltered area. From the most expensive to the more affordable, pavilions, patios and pergolas are extremely versatile spaces that will fit perfectly in your back or front yard and can be easily adapted to all your needs.
A pavilion can become a beautiful addition to any house. It can be small enough to squeeze in the narrowest of spaces, or large enough to fill a void. They will add some grandeur to your property. You can choose to have it attached to your home or made it a pool shack instead.
As an extension to your house, a patio is made of a solid roof structure that connects to a residence. Protecting you from the harsh QLD weather conditions – hot sun, rainy days. If you chose to get an opening sunroof patio, these are ideal for growing greenery too.
Overall, a patio or pavilion are perfect if you’re wanting a little undercover zone outside. Allowing you to bring the inside, out.
If your backyard tends to get too much sunlight for you, think about adding outdoor blinds. The sturdy zip system that In Style Patios use means that the fabric won't sag unattractively or flap around in gusts of wind. Available in manual pull down, crank driven or fully motorised with 5% or 10% fabric in a wide range of colours there is an option to suit every requirement.
Ambient outdoor patio blinds allow you to turn your alfresco areas into an outdoor room in an instant. Furthermore, they create seamless indoor-outdoor living 365 days a year. Being the perfect add on to a patio.
Furniture and decoration
The key for outdoor spaces is “de-clutter”. For an open, airy outdoor space, less is more. No need to cram the place to give it texture, simply mix different materials such as wood, stone and glass. Choose carefully the material and fabric of the furniture. You want something that is durable, easy to maintain and that blends well with the surroundings. For smaller spaces, you can try to find multi-functional furniture: many ottomans and puffs can be used as coffee tables or provide additional seating. Make sure you lay out the furniture well for the intended purpose whether it is conversation or playing.
As for decoration, if space is an issue, a vertical garden can provide a beautiful green touch to the place. Don’t hesitate to add pops of colour: cushions, or flowers in pots. Different designs and colours will brighten up the space.
After all this effort, you can finally enjoy some comfort and get a moment of utter peace. Then when you’re ready, go ahead and invite friends and family over to enjoy this new zone with you – crank up the BBQ, get out the cool drinks, and have a few laughs.
In Style Patios have a team of highly skilled patio builders on the Gold Coast who can make your dreams a reality with the widest range and styles of patios, pergolas, carports, decks and outdoor living areas available.
We cover all areas including the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers, Tweed Heads, Logan & South Brisbane.
Contact In Style patios and decks today on 0436 007 776 to arrange for one of our design consultants to work with you and your home to create a standout living area at your place. We also offer FREE QUOTES!