Improving your backyard is an affordable and achievable way to drastically improve your lifestyle at home. With a beautiful new outdoor area, you and your family will spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and creating memories. Improving your outdoor spaces not only improves your lifestyle – it can also improve the value of your home, and when done right, at a rate of return on par with money spent on internal improvements. If you look at real estate listings, how often do you notice the lead photo is of the outdoor entertaining area? How often do you hear real estate agents talk about ‘kurb appeal’ when assessing property values? The Outdoor Room hold real appeal for buyers and sellers, but as a homeowner, you have an incredible opportunity to harness this value right now.
Australia is blessed with a year-round climate and an incredible natural environment. With such beauty on our doorstop, it’s no surprise that we are passionate about the great outdoors. For many, our fondest memories are in the outdoors throughout all of our seasons, from camping trips to adventures at beaches, parks and even our backyards which have been a favourite place to pend time with family and friends either around the fire pit in winter, or pool side in the heat of summer. It’s for this reason that we strive to create beautiful backyards to enjoy the outdoors at home.
As outdoor projects are far more DIY friendly than internal renovations, you have the opportunity to take on the job yourself, in your own time, putting your own signature style into it.
Tackling a DIY project is very rewarding however will require some careful planning, the proper tools, the right materials as well as some lifting and patience! Adbri Masonry have produced concrete bricks, Besser® Blocks, pavers and retaining wall blocks that have been used to improve thousands of Aussie backyards. We have backyard ideas for small backyards and wide open outdoor spaces, and with our backyard makeover ideas and how to pave and how to build walls guides, we’ve got the inspiration to help kickstart your project.
Improving your outdoor spaces not only improves your lifestyle – it also improves the value of your home, and it can provide a return on on money spent at the same rate as internal cosmetic improvements. How often do you hear real estate agents talk about ‘kurb appeal’ when assessing property values? This value actually grows when spent outdoors. As your garden grows with it, while a kitchen or bathroom renovation will never look as good as it does on the day it is finished! Often, these enhancements will depreciate once complete, coming in and out of fashion as styles change. As a garden is a living thing, trees grow to maturity, plants flower and change with the seasons, when maintained, an outdoor space and garden will get better as time goes on!
The global COVID-19 pandemic has seen strong responses from governments with the clear message to Australian’s to work form home, isolate at home with our families and to practice social distancing when we do need to leave the home for essentials. With the prospects of so many families homebound during isolation, a new trend has emerged – its called work on home and involves improving the home with all of those wish list or overdue projects!
The long term social impact of COVID-19 is yet to be determined but it is clear that we are spending more time at home than ever before, finding comfort in the privacy of our homes. With work done to enhance homes and gardens during the lockdowns, the appetite for Australians to entertain at home in backyards they are proud to show off is likely to continue for some time. Adbri Masonry have all the backyard ideas and renovation tools you need to make sure your home isn’t the only one in the street without a facelift post COVID.
Investing in an outdoor room gives you another space to spend time with family and friends, when made functional so it can be used year-round, day and night, it really is like adding an entire new room to your house. The best part about being in the backyard is being outside and able to enjoy a private paradise in the comfort, safety and privacy of your own home. These areas will transform the way you use your outdoor spaces. With a good entertaining area, there’s always a reason to be outside; from booking to alfresco dining under the stars or simply socialising with family and friends, a new space will ensure you’re able to enjoy the best of our year round climate in the safety of your own home.
When we think of our personal style, we normally think about our clothes and our home décor as good expressions of our personality. Your outdoor space is another opportunity to showcase your personal style.
Your yard and landscaping are an important part of the overall look and functionality of your home. One of the clear trends during 2020 and 2021 with limited travel opportunity has been the emergence of themed gardens and outdoor rooms, harnessing destination-inspired styles for backyard makeovers. Here are some popular design and style ideas to help you get started
The Hamptons is a famous group of towns and villages along the eastern end of Long Island that’s best know as the luxury sea-side summer playground of the rich and famous. Renowned for its coastal-chic styling brought to life with a colour palette of whites with ocean blues, neutrals and stripes which has inspired renovation projects across the globe.
Bali is a holiday favourite for Australia’s with the ‘Island of the Gods’ attracting a record number of Aussie’s in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic halted travel. Colour and texture are key elements to any bali themed garden. Think textured charcoal stepping stone pavers, a collection of greens through the planting scheme, bamboo screens and smooth pebbles to complete the look.
Palm Springs boats one of the worlds most recognisable residential ‘looks’ and right now, its one of the biggest style inspirations for Australian homeowners. The palm spring look starts with a contemporary coastal chic design infused with a touch of glamour that presents in a soft pastel colour palette and features décor pieces which provide the resort style feel.
For many, Japan is a holiday destination full of fascinating contrasts. It is a country where the natural beauty of Mt Fuji, onsen baths, distinctive gardens, traditional art and ceremony meet the bustling streets, bright lights and high tech lifestyle head on. Zen gardens start with discipline in planning the space, a relaxation and appreciation garden, they are low maintenance, relaxing and enjoyable to be in.
Australia is blessed with a year-round climate and an incredible natural environment. With such beauty on our doorstep, it’s no surprise that we are passionate about the great outdoors. The key to designing a good rural-inspired garden is to treasure your space and have discipline around how you fill it. Take full advantage of the space by creating an alfresco dining area, there’s nothing that brings the family together like enjoying a meal away from the distractions of technology.
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