Outdoor living is a highly sought-after feature of Australian homes. It goes hand-in-hand with Australian lifestyle and our culture of enjoying the great outdoors.
When buying and building homes, Aussie’s are increasingly searching for ways to create an outdoor space with wow-factor, where they can entertain and enjoy the Australian dream.
Whether it’s a barbecue with friends, family gatherings, or a place to unwind, there is nothing better than an inviting outdoor living area that is planned and executed effectively.
So, how do you create an awesome new space, or take your existing backyard from good to great?
Here’s a few ideas to get you excited.
Backyard Fire Pit
The popularity of backyard fire pits has recently skyrocketed. This is because Australian homeowners realised the benefits they bring both aesthetically and functionally, as well as how affordable they are.
They can either be a subtle addition to any backyard or become the visual centrepiece of an outdoor living space. When lit, they become an awesome, inviting feature for any occasion, whether it’s kicking back with family or hosting a gathering. The also look great when unlit, and don’t impede or take up too much space.
In Geelong, we are exposed to all sorts of weather. A fire pit is an excellent solution allowing you to take advantage of your outdoor living area all year round.
A seamless transition from indoor to outdoor can make a space feel far bigger than it actually is. If your layout permits, why not open the living area to flow from indoor to outdoor living.
Adding feature doors to allow access to the outdoor living area instantly creates space. While your home may only appear bigger, being able to view a home and see through to the outdoor space is a powerful factor when it comes to reselling your home.
Open plan living is a trend that is here to stay, so committing to opening up your home will only increase your property’s value.
Built-In Deck Seating
Outdoor furniture trends change year-on-year. Replacing your outdoor set every few years gets ridiculously pricey. Match your deck with a built-in bench seat – it’s a great way to create a permanent solution to your outdoor setting. You can even add in a storage component within the seating to keep your outdoor cushions safe and dry.
Homemade pizzas are good – but achieving the wood-fired, smokey taste that the best pizza restaurants are known for is hard to achieve. A pizza oven is the ideal way to get the perfect pizza while adding a point of difference in your backyard. Depending on your handyman skills, you can build your own following a plan, pick one up second hand or get one custom built.
There are plenty of ways to improve your home’s outdoor liveability for your family and friends to enjoy. Think about what you enjoy in the outdoors, as well as what will be desirable in years to come will help you achieve your dream backyard.