Wherever you happen to live in Australia, you obviously want to make the most out of your outdoor living space, especially in the great Australian summer, a time when we all love to entertain. Of course, luxury is the name of the game when planning any home improvement project, and as far as the garden renovation is concerned, here are a few ways you can boost the wow factor of your back garden.
- Focus on the deck – There are a number of Australian timber species that are ideal for decking; add to that Australian-made outdoor furniture and a couple of hanging egg chairs and you have the ideal R&R zone; permanent shading is a must and a few bean bags for when you throw a party! Check out Google Images for ‘stylish & elegant deck layouts’ and you can draw some design and layout inspiration.
- Install a hammock – The ultimate in luxury, a comfortable hammock that can easily be put away when you need the space, will add character to the deck. Failing that, a couple of self-supporting hanging chairs would provide you with luxury seating; search online for the best deals on outdoor furniture. That rhythmic back-and-fro movement is perfect when you want to doze in the late afternoon and who doesn’t like to kick back in a hammock?
- Outdoor kitchen – If you are into being the perfect host, you are in need of a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen; of course, a lot depends on your budget, as to how far you go with this. You could start with a nice BBQ unit and add a few stainless-steel cabinets, which enable you to serve your guests without using your home kitchen. If your deck can be extended, it might be the best way to incorporate an outdoor kitchen; talk to a landscape gardener about enlarging your deck. Here are a few tell-tale signs that the time has come to repaint your home.
- Permanent shading – If you have the budget, why not invest in a fully retractable roof? This enables you to fine-tune your shading and with the right sensors in place, your shading can be automated. Talk to a local supplier of bespoke retractable roofing and they would be happy to send an engineer to your home, where you can discuss designs and budget.
It is important for your good health & well-being that you have a comfortable area for rest and relaxation and the summer is the best time to make any exterior improvements.