Perth homeowners are always hoping that their outdoor space is comfortable enough for them to relax in, as well as for entertaining other people. With careful planning, you can actually make sure your backyard ticks off both boxes. If you’re looking for some ideas we’ve got you covered:
Sunlight is such a coveted feature in most homes that we actually go to lengths to get it in parts of the home via carefully planned out windows and skylights. Nothing beats the comfort that the ample natural sunlight of the outdoors can bring. Plan a pergola on your backyard that lets in a lot of sunlight, but is also enough to cut the heat with some shade when it gets a bit too bright out.
Build Your Seating In
Having a lot of timber and stone for your alfresco design may lend to a great outdoor aesthetic, but it also helps to plan ahead with seatings. Perhaps incorporate some flat seating surfaces for your dividers and walls, with the foresight of lining the with fluffy pillows and comforters.
Drinks are oftentimes synonymous to comfort, especially in the outdoors. Wouldn’t relaxing on your backyard sound a lot better with a refreshing cocktail? A glass of wine, perhaps? Having a mini bar out on your patio also means not having to track in dirt whenever you need a drink, keeping your home interiors clean.
Nothing beats taking a load off from the comfort of your own outdoor room. A good recliner or hammock on a well designed alfresco area will surely get you coming back to catch some z’s or just generally unwind.
A lot can be said about smart alfresco design with great lighting choices. Lighting can drastically set the mood in any part of your home and your Perth patio is no different. Pay close attention to the parts where you want ample lighting, and those where a dimmer could come in handy. A few hanging lights can also add to the general cozy atmosphere of any outdoor room.
Deciding to have a comfortable patio is one thing, designing one that you will actually find yourself using for years to come is another. Always take into consideration your personal preferences, especially as it’s your home. And if you’re in doubt, best consult with a professional!