5 ideas to enhance the enjoyment of your home’s outdoor area
Connect the Living Space to the Garden with Glass Bi-fold /Stacking Doors
One of the most effective ways of enhancing your enjoyment of the garden area is to connect the main living area by installing glazed stacking doors.
This allows for casual living to spread out to the garden area and for ease of visual and aural supervision of the kids playing outside.
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If you are lucky enough to have a garden the most important item to enhance your enjoyment is to have shade to relax under. Pergolas can be attached to the house or free standing in the garden. Have shade allows you to create an outdoor room with either a passive lounging space, dining area or an outdoor kitchen.
A wonderful design alternative is the Vergola which has operable blades that can create an all weather space. They are more expensive than a traditional wooden pergola however the flexibility they create is well worth the investment if you enjoy entertaining or have a young family that would benefit from having access to all year round outdoor play space.
Cooking outdoors has come a long way since dad used to throw a metal plate on a few bricks and douse the firewood with petrol from the mower.
Outdoor kitchens are now incredibly sophisticated and offer options such as gas/ electric grilles, bar fridges, wine chillers, pizza ovens, teppanyaki grilles and sinks to wash up.
They allow for the cook to be at the center of the gathering rather than being back in the kitchen and to allow for storage, cooking and cleaning to all happen in the one location.
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With the growing energy and water bills and more compact urban living there has been a surge in interest in installing plunge pools. They allow for a sanctuary to cool down on supper hot days without having to battle traffic and parking which goes with the trip to the beach.
Alternative sanitation treatment solutions are salt chlorination, mineral or fresh water Saltwater is better for your skin with low levels of chemicals and the benefit of low maintenance and ongoing costs.
Freshwater are easy to maintain, low running costs and the freshwater prolongs the life of all the equipment and finishes.
Mineral pools are less salty than traditional pools and are increasing in popularity due to the lower salinity.
The is even the option to use a concrete water tank as a small budget pool with style.
Starting you own vegi garden has the benefit of having a ready supply of super fresh vegies and the mind body benefits of working in the garden
The move to establishing a home vegie garden is huge, from simple herb gardens to growing fresh greens, tomatoes and vine produce.
Raised garden beds make accessibility easy and are a great device to define ‘outdoor rooms’ in your garden.
Also growing in popularity, particularly in the inner city suburbs are keeping chickens and even beekeeping.
Vertical Garden Wall
Got an ugly boundary wall? A great camouflage is the Vertical Garden.
There are a number of proprietary systems on the market now that make creating a vertical garden easy and instant.
A green wall can assist in cooling the garden area as it reduces the radiant heat from a bare masonry wall and of course contributes to improving the air quality intermediate area.
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