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Designing Additional Outdoor Living Areas for Summer Relaxation

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Enjoy more time spent outside in summer thanks to these tips and tricks.

Backyards come in all shapes and sizes and they’re often completely unique. There’s only one thing they all have in common: they’re outdoors! We’ve put together some handy tips to help you create an extra living space and spend more time outdoors this summer.

Spend more time outdoors this summer!

Utilise your side yard as an extra living space

If you’ve got a narrow space down the side of your house, there are a number of ways you can create an extra living space for summer.

You could turn it in into an al-fresco spot to enjoy a quiet meal or even add a foliage partition and turn it into a secret garden.

String up some outdoor lights to add a relaxed ambience and sit out there with a cup of tea and a good book. Perfection!

Create an entertainment area

This seems like an obvious suggestion, but there are so many options when it comes to creating a comfortable space in your backyard.

When you’re creating your space, weather protection is the most important thing to consider.

The best way to protect yourself and your guests from the weather is by installing a pergola or verandah. This will add an extra room to your home – one that you can enjoy outdoors, in any weather!

A timber deck is also a great addition if you want to add little warmth to an outdoor space. Decking creates a comfortable and inviting space, and can really be the cherry on top of a great entertaining area.

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Create multiple areas

Dividing your backyard into segments is a great way to make the area seem bigger.

Split your yard into two distinct areas: one for outdoor dining and one for relaxation. Add some seating and you’ll be able to sit out there for a few drinks on those pleasant summer nights.

You can separate the areas with plants, or you can create multiple levels to maximise the space. We’ve found this is the perfect way to go if your backyard is on a slope.

Do you want to create an extra living space, perfect for summer?

Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:

Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.


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