Outdoor Winter Living

Outdoor Winter Living 

August in Albury Wodonga and surrounds is renowned for fabulous outdoor Winter living. The crisp mornings followed by beautiful blue winter skies. Above all, is a great time of year to spend outdoors with family and friends.

So why not take advantage of this glorious location and add luxury to your alfresco area. Have you ever imagined having your own luxurious Winter outdoor living space right on your doorstep.

If so, let’s take a look at inspirational ideas on how to create your own welcoming alfresco.

Retreat

Your dream of having a retreat in your own back yard can be achieved relatively easy. You can even achieve this on budget. For instance, why not incorporate a simple path of stepping stones directed towards a quiet place set in the garden. Similarly a favourite scented tree may be the perfect setting to place a table and chairs.  Either way, you can enjoy a pot of tea in the warm Winter sun.

retreat outdoor

Day Beds + Luxe Fur

Day beds can provide the perfect spot for an afternoon snooze. Fill the day bed with luxe cushions and fluffy blankets. And you have just created yourself a most welcoming position to relax, read your favourite book or simply sip tea.

daybed luxury

However, if you want to add further cosiness, simply enhance with some faux fur and sheepskin rugs. By purposefully draping these over chairs and benches, you create an elegant space. A space that will entice anyone to sit and relax. Or in short, enjoy the luxurious atmosphere and of course your company.

It is important to remember that if the daybed is exposed to the elements, then be sure to consider weatherproof materials. Likewise have a safe store away container for your delicate cushions and blankets.

Illumination

With careful contemplation of integrating lighting into your outdoor area. You can achieve a dramatic effect.

Imagine the softness of string lights hung from tree to tree. Or choose a selection of pendants carefully positioned to provide a sleek and sophisticated feel. Or perhaps some boho inspired tea light candles twinkling in the evenings.

As a result you are able to provide a wondrous and opulent atmosphere.

You may even consider some practical extra lighting around stairs and eating areas.  As a result these serve dual purpose and create practical and radiant entertaining areas.

 

To discuss further ideas with our friendly staff please contact Ultimate Alfresco – Albury Wodonga.

Luxurious Patio Ideas for Winter

Luxurious Patio Ideas for Winter

Ultimate Alfresco have put together some luxurious patio ideas for Winter. These ideas will inspire you to transform your patio area into the regions most luxurious outdoor space.

Winter in the Albury Wodonga and surrounds is the perfect time to relax and entertain outdoors in your luxurious patio area.

So, lets take a look at what we suggest…

Include a bar

Mulled wine in the cooler months is one great way to stay warm. So why not serve it from your very own private patio bar. 

mulled wine winter patio

Who needs to go on vacation when you have all the joys of a resort type feel at your back door? Because by simply adding some bar stools and table and perhaps even a pool table, you can create a fun and deluxe entertaining space. 

Blend the outdoors with the indoors

Create another room in your house that just happens to be outside. By making  your patio area a welcoming and appealing space. 

indoor outdoor luxury room

You will find yourself more inclined to spend time there all year round by seamlessly blending it with your indoors. Most importantly, it allows you to use it for lounging, cooking or dining with family and friends.

Relax & be warm

Who doesn’t love to curl up on a soft, cosy sofa in the outdoor air? By adding lounge settings or day beds with puffy backrests and plenty of cushions, you instantly create a sense of luxury. Top it off with some warm cosy blankets and a plush rug under foot. Who wouldn’t want to come and visit you in the cooler months?

fire pit outdoor lounge luxury

With plenty of designs and sizes in gas heaters, you would be unwise to not to add one to your outdoor patio area. Not only are they affordable but also emit an abundance of heat to your patio area. So, this means you and your guests remain comfortable during the cooler months.  Also, gas heaters come in the guise of eye-catching fire pits – instantly adding luxury to your alfresco area.

 

To talk further about your luxurious patio ideas, please feel welcome to call or email us at Ultimate Alfresco

Project of the Month July 2019

Project of the Month July 2019

Our project of the month for July 2019 had a lovely aspect of their garden. However, their outdoor covered space just wasn’t large enough. 

project of the month july 2019 river and garden view outlook

Before

After speaking with our clients, it was clear that they were wanting to enjoy this outdoor space every day of the year. They wanted the flexibility of being able to let in natural light in the winter months. They wanted to be able to entertain their friends and family not only in Winter but also throughout the hot Summer. Being able to block out the harsh Summer sun was a key requirement of this project. 

before picture of home outdoor pergola area project of the month july 2019

During

To optimize the spectacular views, we recommended a Louvre opening roof for their outdoor area. Throughout the construction period, our clients had minimal disturbance to their existing yard and garden. The skill and experience of our builders allowed this to be achieved. And this meant that our clients were able to instantly entertain their family and friends. 

outdoor pergola work in progress

After

To be consistent with the original house and landscape design we copied the style and size of the existing round posts and colour scheme. The end result is an alfresco that looks like it was meant to be there from the beginning. It is important that we take a considered approach with all our projects. We like to ensure that our clients are delivered a product that is tailored to their requirements. 

after end result pergola louvre roof - project of the month july 2019

Because a louvred roof was the answer here, you can see that the result is glorious. Our clients are now able to sit back and enjoy the landscaped and serene view from under their brand new outdoor area all seasons of the year.

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

 

 

Louvretec opening roofs

Louvretec opening roofs

Technical details you need to know

Louvretec opening roofs are architecturally inspired spaces that take into consideration what you need in an alfresco area. They understand and know the importance of the technical details required to deliver a high quality product. 

At Ultimate Alfresco, we have been using Louvretec for a number of years and highly recommend them.

Why Louvretec? 

  • Louvretec offer a number of different options, all with exceptional quality and capabilities.
  • Their roofs are fully engineered and manufactured to the highest engineering standards and backed by an extensive warranty.
  • All aluminium louvres and extrusions used in Louvretec’s systems are manufactured in an ISO9002 quality assured environment to AS1866 &AS3902 standards.
  • Marine grade T316 stainless steel is used for the drive axles, with stainless steel componentry fixings being standard.
  • Plastic injected moulded componentry is all UV stabilised.
  • All Louvretec motorised systems are powered by leading brand Tubular motors with motors and controls supported with five to seven year warranties depending on motor type. As an added design bonus, all the drive systems, motors and gearboxes are fully hidden, creating clean lines for your alfresco area.
  • A spiral pivot system is used to enable a full 180º louvre rotation, which means you literally control the amount of sun or shade for your alfresco.

If you’re looking turn your alfresco area into a space you can use all year around, talk to us about your options. We will work with you to build your alfresco dreams.

Louvre opening roofs…alfresco living in style

Louvre opening roofs…alfresco living in style

Flexible & sophisticated alfresco… 

If you are after style and elegance in your alfresco living space, then perhaps a Louvre opening roof is your solution.

We all want to utilise the space we have in our homes all year round, am I right? Then I may have the answer you are looking for.

Louvre opening roofs can offer you a variety of benefits for those of you who are entertainers or simply like to be able to relax and utilise all the spaces in your home all year round especially the alfresco area.

Why choose louvre opening roofs?

A custom design to meet your alfresco needs

Each home is unique and presents with the opportunity to enhance your outdoor area, pool area or deck area to be transformed into a truly sophisticated and flexible alfresco space.

Individual projects are designed to suit areas, large and small to ensure that you will be delivered an alfresco area that is functional all year round.    

You control your alfresco environment

Make the most of your alfresco area each Winter and enjoy the sun by simply opening the louvre roof and letting the rays shine through.

Additionally, throughout the warmer months of Summer, you can shelter away from the heat and glare but still enjoying and making the most of the breeze.

Reduce your energy consumption

Making the most of having a controlled alfresco area leads you to reducing your energy costs.

This flexibility allows you to reduce your air conditioning costs during Summer by giving you an alternate space to an indoor room which most likely will be cooled by an air conditioner.

And conversely in Winter, by maximising the winter sun to create a heat bank in your alfresco area helps in reducing the need to heat your alfresco area with additional heating.

Thus, incorporating a louvre opening roof into your alfresco area , you can gain benefit from saving dollars on alternate energy sources required for heating and cooling.

If you’re looking turn your alfresco area into a space you can use all year around, talk to us about your options. We will work with you to build your alfresco dreams.