Letitia’s Tips – 2018 Alfresco Design Trends

2018 Alfresco Design Trends

If you’re thinking about creating a beautiful alfresco area, you may be interested in some of the 2018 alfresco design trends.

Flexible covering

Having a flexible cover over your alfresco area provides you with a beautiful and functional outdoor area that you can use all year round. Increasing in popularity are roof covers with ventilation, such as the Louvretec opening roofs. Not only do these designs help your alfresco to stay cool and shady during Summer, they help reduce the wear and tear of your patio and outdoor furniture.

Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Living

enclosed alfresco

Creating a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces is certainly one of the most popular design factors when creating your alfresco area. Not only can you effectively double your living space, you have a variety of options to achieve this look, including

  • Glass walls or large windows
  • Adding a deck
  • Incorporating a roof or cover over your alfresco area
  • Matching your interior/exterior decor

Outdoor Lighting

Having the right lighting can really impact the atmosphere of our patio, pergola or decking. It is also well known that a good lighting plan can increase the value of your property. Some of the popular outdoor lighting techniques include:

  • Wall lights with covers
  • Lights underneath steps or ledges
  • Fairy lights / hanging lights
  • Solar lighting along the garden edge or path

Outdoor kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen - Tip 4 Outdoor flooring

It’s quite common to see families cooking outdoors in Australia – we have great weather for it! And because of that incorporating an outdoor kitchen into your alfresco area is definitely one of the design trends we are seeing. In fact, we recently shared six things to consider when designing your outdoor kitchen.

Fire Pits

fire pit

We don’t really think of, or use, fire pits in the warmer months, but they are one of the latest trends in outdoor living. While the idea itself is not new this feature is gaining popularity in new homes. They are a great way to enjoy your alfresco space in the cooler weather and are low maintenance too.

If you are looking to design a stunning alfresco area, contact us to discuss how we can help you create your ultimate alfresco.