Decks, outdoor rooms, pergolas, alfresco, terraces, balconies – terms that are interchangeable but generally refer to the same design aspect.
Merging Indoor with Outdoor
It is only natural in Australia’s climate that we love to merge the indoor with the outdoor. Most renovations and new builds see this area as a must have and not a luxury. With clever planning, this area can become another room within the house.
Depending on your budget this area can house everything from a fully functional kitchen to outdoor cinemas, fireplaces and games area. Pull down café blinds are invaluable in controlling weather to ensure the space is useable all year round as are outdoor ceiling fans.
Insulated ceiling or Colorbond sheeting
Ideally an insulated ceiling is on the must list, however, Colorbond sheeting can still be effective if money is tight. It is important to not to forget outdoor lighting and heating.
You can use everything from lounge chairs, dining tables, chaises, outdoor rugs and cushions. Your only limitation is your imagination. Outdoor furniture needs to be purpose built with materials that can resist sunlight, moisture and mould. There is nothing stopping you using mirrors, art etc as decoration.
Outdoor Decking Portfolio
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- by managing the entire design process for you
- by preparing all architectural drafting ready for council submission