It’s one of the things we get to take advantage of in Adelaide all year round living and entertaining outside. If it’s cold, we turn on the outside patio gas heaters and if its hot we jump in the pool and soak up that vitamin D. Outdoor living has brought an extension of our homes outside. Today many of our clients are opting to have there outdoor spaces created rather then move houses they would rather extend and save on wasted stamp duty costs.
Creating The Perfect Space
When we initially look at a new outdoor area there are typically a few must haves on the list and they are as follows:
- Year-round comfort: In Adelaide we experience four seasons and with that varying temperatures. Our clients want to be able to enjoy their new space for all 12 months of the year. Items such as fans, openable roofs, heaters and blinds are what makes an outdoor entertaining space useable and cosy for all these different seasons of the year.
- Ambience: Outdoor spaces are used during the day and night and they require a good selection of lighting, sound and acoustic properties. Its important to ensure the right mood can be created and controlled depending on the event. Through careful selections and the right advice all these items can be selected at the design stages ensuring the outcome is the right one.
- Cooking: No outdoor entertaining space would be complete without the facilities to prepare, cook and clean. This is where the rules of design can be simple or extreme. The choices available today can start at basic entry level barbeques and sinks through to high-end stainless-steel kitchens with wine fridges and big sinks with fancy spray taps along with pizza ovens and warming cabinets. Your imagination is the only thing controlling the outcome.
- Finishes: When we address the finishes for an outdoor area items such as floor coverings and wall linings need careful consideration. The likelihood of these rooms meeting moisture is high. The floor should be of a non-slip nature and the wall linings need to be moisture resistant ensuring their longevity. The style should also be considered so it is timeless and won’t need renovating again another 2 years because it is outdated and tired looking.
It all starts with the initial consultation onsite, the meet and greet. Depending on the level of renovation/extension that is going to take place we will then have architectural plans and engineers’ drawings made and submitted to council for approvals. Once this has been approved the fun bit starts.
Demolition if required and then the building process can commence. Like all projects such as an outdoor entertaining area depending on the scale of the project it will vary in the time frames required. Take for example a project where a new pool/spa and complete outdoor dining and entertaining facility is created this will take a lot longer than that of just a basic kitchen installation. Regardless of the task at hand our communication skills are what people often compliment us on and through this we keep you informed every step of the way leaving nothing to guess work.
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