Design Inspiration March 2019

Design Inspiration March 2019

Sneak Peek

The Ultimate Alfresco Design Inspiration March 2019 is a sneak peek from a photo shoot we recently did with one of our clients. 

We hope these designs inspire you to create your own outdoor space. 

 

Do you need help designing your alfresco?  

If you live in the Albury Wodonga region and would like to discuss how to design and create a beautiful patio or pergola for your home, contact us today. 

Project of the Month March 2019

Project of the Month March 2019

Before

Our client had an existing under roof alfresco which was too small for their needs. They wanted to expand their space and be able to use it all year around. 

 

After

We extended their area seamlessly by using insulated panels to keep their space as comfortable as possible.

The new alfresco was finished off with a fireplace with a slat screen and blinds to keep in the warmth in Winter and the weather and bugs out in Summer.

By also continuing the tiling between the two areas the space not only look integrated but much larger as a result.

Our client could not be happier with the result.

To discuss your patio, pergola or outdoor living area design options, contact Ultimate Alfresco today.

Design Inspiration February 2019

Design Inspiration February 2019

Patios and Pergolas

The Ultimate Alfresco Design Inspiration February 2019 includes a selection of patios and pergolas to inspire you. 

We hope these designs inspire you to create your own outdoor space. 

Do you need help designing your patio or pergola?  

If you live in the Albury Wodonga region and would like to discuss how to design and create a beautiful patio or pergola for your home, contact Letitia today. 

Project of the Month February 2019

Project of the Month February 2019

Before

Our client had an amazing view of Lake Mulwala but was very exposed to the weather and elements.

They needed to create an alfresco area that maximised their views while allowing plenty of natural light into the house throughout Winter. 

  

After

We combined louvres and insulated panel to create a seamless alfresco that maximises there view. At the same time, this allows plenty of natural light into the house throughout Winter.

We also created a wall to house the outdoor kitchen and give privacy from the neighbours. The new and old structures were integrated with the use of colour, texture and also materials.

 

Our client cannot wait to spend many Summer’s with their family outdoors enjoying their new space.

To discuss your patio, pergola or outdoor living area design options, contact Ultimate Alfresco today.

Best patio plants

Best patio plants

If you’re looking to add that extra impact to your alfresco area, then patio plants are the ideal go to.

Patio plants can add a whole other dimension to your outdoor space. They can be layered using various heights to fill space or draw your eye to a particular area in your patio. Or, they can create an oasis for you to sit and relax in. And, they can also create a frame to feature a certain area of your alfresco. There are many options to using your patio plants to create impact. 

So, what are the best patio plants to use?

Here are four patio plants that we have seen used really effectively.

Ficus

Ficus are one of the best patio plants out there. They are really well suited to life under a patio or an outdoor room. Ficus are available in a variety of names and are quite hardy. And, they are green all year round and have some stunning leaf colouring.

Patio Ficus

Ferns

Ferns are another great patio plant and they come in a huge range of varieties. You can mix and match them to create an area of textural impact. Or choose all the same variety and create a beautiful plump green space full of foliage that has a real wow factor. They are also evergreen, so you have colour all year round.

Patio ferns

The humble pineapple

A pineapple is a great plant for your patio as they will grow just about anywhere. They are ridiculously easy to grow and don’t take much care. They have a long thin leaf and will grow in very shallow pots because the pineapple itself grows above the plant. When they start to fruit the flower is spectacular. And you get to see the fruit take shape right before your eyes.

However, pineapples only fruit once in their lifetime before they begin to die.  The good news is that they do the produce baby plants from the crown. These baby plants can issue their own fruit.

Patio pineapple

Bromeliad

Bromeliads are a beautifully exotic looking plant, with a gorgeous flower. As a patio plant, bromeliads have a visually stunning impact.  They are relatively easy to look after. Like the pineapple, if you harvest the ‘pups’ (small growths produced by the original plant) and place them in pots you don’t have to worry about purchasing new plants when your original Bromeliads start to die off.

Patio Bromeliad

More information about why adding plants to your alfresco is beneficial is shared in Four tips to freshen up your alfresco.

If you need help creating your dream alfresco, feel free to contact our Alfresco Specialist, Letitia Awdjew.