For the average Australian family, the outdoor living space is an integral part of the home and with summer soon to be upon us, it is time to think about doing a few things to brighten up the terrace. Even if things are pretty much how you want them to be, there are some innovative features that could blend in with the existing décor. Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
High Pressure Cleaning
Today we have state of the art high-pressure water cleaners that can be hired for a weekend for the cost of a few beers, and whether you have timber decking or a stone patio, a power clean will restore the surface to its original state. After the deep clean, timber can be varnished and stone can be sealed and polished, ready for the summer season. You can also use this machine on the drive and pathways, and in some cases, you can clean the roof and the walls. If you remain busy for an entire weekend, most of the surfaces will look like a new pin.
If you have an aging rope and pulley awning, perhaps it is time to look at retractable roof systems in Melbourne from established suppliers who can tailor the roof to perfectly suit your property. While this won’t be cheap, it is a permanent shading solution that will add significant value to the home and with every other improvement being of top quality, you want to follow suit with your shading. A retractable roofing system allows you to choose how much, if any, sunlight you are exposed to and with wind, rain and sun sensors, the unit can automatically adjust to suit. Motorised solutions equate to effortless adjustment and the range of rich colours and patterns offer unlimited design choices.
Most homeowners store their outdoor furniture through the winter months, yet of your chairs and tables have seen better days, why not invest in a new suite? Resin based rattan offers stylish and very durable outdoor seating and the finish is waterproof allowing you to leave it outside for long periods. Alternatively, you can purchase a suite that is fabricated from alloy, with soft cushions affixed and glass table tops, making for the ideal outdoor furniture.
For very little outlay, you can transform your garden when the sun finally goes down and with LED lighting, you are not limited in either colour or design. Floor level lighting enhances any terrace and with a few LED strips well placed on trees and shrubs, you can create a Disney like ambience. Dimmer switches allow for perfect lighting adjustment and the low input LED uses very little energy.
Once you have your permanent shading installed and have replaced the garden furniture, adding a little feature here and there will have your garden ready for that New Year party you had in mind.