Whether your own home or an investment property, maximising your outdoor space can add value in terms of liveability and increase the value of your home! Renovating your outdoor entertaining area is an ideal way to transform and upgrade your home and turn it into a beautiful, functional space.
With the fantastic weather in South East Queensland practically all year round, it makes sense to maximise the most of this space to spend time and entertain outdoors!
1. Choose high quality materials. Your outdoor area will have to stand up to the elements so it pays to choose high quality, durable materials that will last and look their best for years to come. Whether considering a deck or tiles, choose high quality weather appropriate materials that will make for a hardwearing, low maintenance, long-term investment.
2. Consider the purpose of your outdoor area. This is important when determining the style. What will it be used for? Is it a high traffic space that needs to be cleaned regularly after family BBQ’s, or a space to relax and shelter from the sun on hot sunny days? Will it be used for children to play, or for parents to put their feet up and read a book. The main function of the area will determine the size and materials used. A professional patio installer can help with recommendations based on your budget and vision as well as advising you of any council approvals that may be required.
3. Include technology. Every outdoor entertainment area needs entertainment! Technology advances mean that waterproof TV’s, speakers and other technology is reasonably affordable and can really bring your next movie night or sports day to life! Ensure these are installed by a qualified electrician.
There is great appeal in renovating your outdoor area to create a functional space that allows you to dine, entertain and spend time with family and friends throughout the year. There’s an outdoor area style to suit all lifestyles and budgets. A little time spent considering what you want for this space means you can be sure to enjoy it for years to come.
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