Are you a barbecue connoisseur? A hammock-loving bookworm? A green thumb who’s happiest in the garden? No matter what aspect of the outdoors you love, our home outdoor design ideas will get you using your backyard year-round.
In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a climate that encourages an outdoor lifestyle. But how can you create an outdoor living space that’s functional and versatile, and creates a seamless indoor-outdoor flow?
When it comes to an alfresco area that’s perfect for hosting family and friends, nothing beats an outdoor kitchen. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, and a simple built-in barbecue and bar fridge will do the trick. Still at the planning stage? Then think about adding a sink, storage, and fully-plumbed fridge. If you’d like to extend the life of your outdoor area into the winter months, you could even incorporate a stone pizza oven or fire pit. Toasted marshmallows or oven-baked pizza on tap? Yes please.
To maximise your space, use furniture and design elements to visually separate your outdoor area into multiple zones:
If you have an existing outdoor area and limited budget, you can still add the wow factor with a few easy wins:
At G.J. Gardner Homes, many of our designs include a covered alfresco area which merges your indoor living space with the outdoors. If you’re brimming with your own ideas, you can even design a custom home that includes all your outdoor area must-haves.