Australians are outdoor people and even a little cold front won’t stop us from getting out there and enjoying a barbie or some toasted marshmallows.
Designing your home to suit your lifestyle is the best approach and when the backyard is your comfort zone you must ensure the area can be enjoyed for as much of the year as possible. Even if your state gets a little chilly don’t abandon the outdoor living vibe, just adopt features that will be the winter warmers you deserve.
If you’re building a new home (with Adenbrook Homes) or renovating and can include some big ideas, then real wood decking can provide a warm grounding. Also creating an outdoor space that is enclosed with a pergola to shelter you from the elements and help insulate the area will make your alfresco more enjoyable.
Outdoor blinds can be a great feature to protect you from the wind and create the perfect snug space to curl up with a `cuppa´ and enjoy your back yard view.
There are also several ways you can create a cosy outdoor alfresco space with smaller features. Firepits are becoming increasingly popular, and many retailers can provide you with a variety of sizes and designs to complement your alfresco area. Smaller firepits that are enclosed are a great way to warm up your alfresco area and create the perfect ambience for those cosy winter gatherings. Gas patio heaters and strip outdoor heaters are also fantastic ways to warm up the alfresco area.
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