Have you been thinking about sprucing up your backyard? We have gathered together some ideas that will enhance your outdoor space and make it more enjoyable for your family and friends. Give your backyard the uplift that it needs!
Have you always dreamed of cooking and dining alfresco on the deck of your own home? An outdoor kitchen made of stainless steel with a gorgeous splash-back is just what you need. You’ll be able to enjoy cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner while chatting to your friends and watching the kids play cricket under the sun. An outdoor kitchen allows for ambient, peaceful entertaining while being a step up from the traditional backyard barbecue. You may decide on a simple outdoor cupboard kitchen or opt for a fully equipped kitchen including gas, electricity, an oven, refrigerator, wine cooler, ice machine, sinks and a stove.
Whether it is to cool off in the summer, rinse sand off your body after the beach or stay warm in the winter, installing a shower, bath or hot tub creates an area that feels and looks like a gorgeous sanctuary. Outdoor showers and tubs need careful consideration in terms of plumbing, drainage and privacy. However, once decided on, this outdoor feature will enable you to connect with the outdoors, relax, add some romance to your relationship or keep your house clean from dirt and sand.
The addition of a pool whether it is a plunge pool, lap pool or a general swimming pool will absolutely increase the value of your home. If you are deciding which style of pool you should put in, it is crucial that you consider the landscape around you. The best pools are those that blend in with their surroundings. This includes choosing a coloured pool shell such as grey, soft blue/aqua or sand rather than a cookie cutter bright blue that may be too stark in contrast to the natural environment. The colour of the tiles, stone, pebbles or decking around the pool is also a very important decision to make. Added features including waterfalls, fountains or surrounding landscape gardens are also popular additions.
A fire pit or outdoor fireplace is a simple addition that can transform your backyard into a beautiful retreat. There is nothing quite like talking, eating, reading or singing around a fire. There is something about the magical feeling and comfort of spending time with loved ones sitting around warm dancing flames. A well thought out fire pit will add aesthetics to your backyard if you decorate the area with stunning flooring, cosy lounge seating or place it in front of a picturesque view.