With the Australian summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to think about revamping your outdoor space and make it a haven for entertaining. Bozzy Shade Blinds have put together a few ideas of how to transform your outdoor area and make it the perfect space to host guests or simply enjoy a relaxing family meal.
Invest in durable outdoor furniture
No matter what size your outdoor area is, adding some quality outdoor furniture can turn an ordinary space into a functional and attractive alfresco. Investing in hard wearing, quality furniture will actually save you money in the long run despite the higher initial cost, as if cared for properly, outdoor furniture can last for several years.
Add some shade with outdoor blinds
Without some form of shade, your outdoor area will have limited functionality in the peak summer heat and the cooler winter months. By installing stylish outdoor blinds, you can create a shaded area where your guests can be protected from the elements, whether it’s the harsh summer sun or chilly wind and rain. Shade sails over a swimming pool can also help keep the pool protected from the sun and make it more usable in during Australia’s sweltering summers.
Set the mood with outdoor lighting
By incorporating outdoor lighting, you can make your alfresco area perfect for evening entertaining as well as during the day. The options here are really endless – from simple fairy lights strung up around your main outdoor pergola to recessed down lights or classic pendant lighting. Soft white lights will give your space a classic, elegant feel or some fun colours will create a fun atmosphere.
Create a cosy fire pit area
It’s all well and good to design your outdoor space with summer in mind, but what about the cooler evenings in late autumn and early spring? Why not create a cosy nook with a fire pit for your family to gather round on those chilly nights with some marshmallows to toast? Fire pits can be traditional charcoal ones or hooked up to gas – the choice is yours. This is a great way to get some quality family time and enjoy your garden all year round.
Splash out on an outdoor kitchen
If you really want to make a statement in your alfresco, you could go all out and splurge on a trendy outdoor kitchen. You can choose to include as many facilities or as few, depending on your needs, budget and space available. Built-in barbeques are a standard inclusion in most outdoor kitchens, but you could also add an outdoor sink, stone benchtops, a bar fridge or wine fridge, nifty storage cupboards and even a traditional wood-fired pizza oven.
For some more ideas on how to transform your outdoor space and for a personalised quote on outdoor blinds for your home, call the experts at Bozzy Shade Blinds today.