3 Ways to Transform Your Patio Into Outdoor Living Space
The summer weather encourages homeowners to relax and entertain using their outdoor space. Patio builders can become busier during this season, because more people want to reinvent their outdoor living space.
If you have recently moved to a new home in Queensland, you might qualify for a $25,000 grant. The state government offers the HomeBuilder grant to people who plan to live in a house after renovating it.
How can you create a unique design for your patio? In this blog, we’ll explore three ideas for your patio:
- Add a functional space
- Install pergolas
- Improve lighting
Every homeowner will have different tastes. Here are three design ideas to help you transform a patio into a relaxing space.
What Can Patio Builders Do To Improve Your Outdoor Living?
Add a Functional Space
Think of a distinct feature in a patio that would make you want to spend time there. As well as being relaxing, there needs to be a compelling reason for you to go there regularly.
Patio builders may suggest you add an outdoor kitchen or barbeque to create a functional space within the patio. A low-maintenance outdoor space is always more ideal for busy homeowners though, if keeping up with the cleaning indoors is challenging enough!
These outdoor spaces may even cost less than adding a room in the house.
Ask patio builders in Brisbane about the best materials for heat and stain-resistant surfaces, and easy-to-clean fixtures when planning to build an outdoor barbeque or kitchen.
Homeowners originally used pergolas in landscaped gardens where vines attach themselves to the upright structures. Now, a pergola’s function has evolved into a distinct feature of a patio.
Patio builders can install pergolas with transparent roofs, which protect against rain and let sunlight into the outdoor area. There are a variety of roofing options for pergolas for this purpose.
More intricate styles for pergolas include gabled roofs and timber designs.
These structures can be a stand-alone fixture for a patio and can be attached to your home if you plan to apply for the HomeBuilder grant.
Whether you plan to hire patio builders throughout the Brisbane and Caboolture regions, make sure that they have an active license from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. A licensed professional becomes more necessary if the project’s value exceeds $3,300.
Patio builders also know the best way to illuminate your patio with lighting fixtures. You’ll want the lights to improve security and aesthetics around the patio.
Security lights are usually installed in the eaves of your garage. The light should cover a large part of your yard to deter uninvited guests and wandering animals.
For instance, a patio in Caboolture with motion-sensing flood lights is a great option. These only produce an intense amount of light upon detecting movement. It’s a great way to let passers by think that somebody’s home.
On the other hand, string lights accentuate the look of your patio. You can hang them above the table or on the roof. Choose waterproof string lights that are powered by batteries, or solar lights for an energy-efficient patio.
We Are Boutique Patio Builders
Boutique patio builders specialise in custom work for outdoor spaces. A boutique company like Rinofin Constructions is a smart way to save money, as you only need one contractor for multiple services.
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