Creating an outdoor space to suit all seasons
Does your outdoor space suit all seasons.
Evenings and weekends spent with family and friends… eating, drinking and laughing or just relaxing. Sound familiar?
If so, you probably have an outdoor space. Outdoor spaces come in many forms. Yours might be a patio, pergola, gazebo, or deck. You might even have an Ultimate Alfresco outdoor space.
The question is – do you use your outdoor space all year around?
Traditionally, outdoor areas are used more during the temperate months of the year – early summer and early autumn are usually the favourite months for alfresco use here and around Albury Wodonga.
However, designing your outdoor area with a little imagination makes it possible to enjoy your space all year around.
Here are three tips on how to create an outdoor space to suit all seasons.
1. Create a versatile space
The key to making sure you can use your outdoor area throughout the year is to install some form of shelter. Depending on your preferences, you can choose a range of roofing options, for example, Louvrtec opening roofs can be opened and closed to create shade or let the sun shine through.
You can also create versatile walls using shutters, louvre panels, outdoor blinds or sliding doors to provide you with screening and ventilation options.
Whatever your choice, creating a sheltered alfresco area will help you to get the most of your outdoor space throughout the year.
2. Install climate control
Australia is a land of extreme temperatures. We regularly get40+º temperatures in Summer and minus temperatures in Winter. And, no-one really wants to be outside in those temperatures…unless you have a climate-controlled outdoor space.
Installing heating and cooling is the best way to counteract these extremes and improve the liveability of your alfresco area.
You have a number of options from electric heating and cooling to fireplaces and misting fans, and more. The choice is up to you.
3. Have appropriate lighting
You shouldn’t have to head back indoors once the sun goes down. Not when it can be as simple as switching the lights on to keep the party going.
Investing in lighting is not only practical but also a great way to create ambiance. Outdoor lighting comes in many different forms and can be both functional and beautiful. Think about what you’d like your alfresco area to feel like. Warm and cosy with a low lighting, or bright and modern with clean bright lights. When it comes to lighting ideas consider what would be most appropriate for your outdoor space. And, if you need help, talk to us.
Bonus fourth tip – Choose your furniture carefully. Read more about this here.