Give yourself the gift of a beautiful backyard this summer. If youíve been neglecting your outdoor space for too long, now is the perfect time to give it an upgrade with summer approaching. The sun will be out in full force soon, and if you donít have any shading or reason to get outside, you may be stuck indoors all season long. Sometimes it is nice to relax on the weekend on the back patio, or to spend the evening by the barbecue. If youíre looking for some ways to renovate your backyard this summer, keep reading.
1. Add a Stratco Pergola or Verandah
The heat and UV rays are common reasons why people stay indoors during hot summer days. By adding a Stratco pergola or verandah, you get the best of both worlds - cooling shade and fresh air. A steel pergola is a welcome addition to any Melbourne home. These durable structures can withstand the toughest weather conditions and provide protection in the heat and cold. The Stratco pergolas can also come equipped with shades or the innovate Shade Blade system for additional protection.
If you prefer complete cover, a Stratco verandah might be more your style. Even in summer, Melbourne weather can be unpredictable, so a verandah provides complete safety from rain and hail. While the pergola allows for breezes and light to filter through, verandahs allow for additional accessories like fans and lighting. Both are instant upgrades to any backyards, the choice is up to you!
A bit of fresh greenery or plants can make a massive difference in completing a backyard. Dead grass, overgrown weeds, and patches of dirt are easy to maintain, but they look rather unfortunate and very uninviting. Invest in some nice plants and tend to those that already exist in your yard. A bit of attention can go a long way. If you donít possess a green thumb, consider low maintenance alternatives like larger decks, stone paving, or opt for artificial grass. Know your ability and plan accordingly. Although a beautiful, blossoming garden might look impressive, if you donít plan to take care of it, it is not worth it.
3. Buy Some New Outdoor Furniture
Your trusty Bunnings outdoor furniture set might work well, but it certainly doesnít invite you to use it much. Outdoor furniture tends to fade and deteriorate quickly, so if you havenít replaced it in a long time, it may be time to invest in some new pieces. When you donít like the furniture you have, nobody will want to utilise it. Think about how often you would head to your backyard if you had a nice, comfortable hammock or lounge chair. With more outdoor furniture, you also have the opportunity to host big summer parties for your family or friends.
For all your outdoor structure needs in Melbourne, get in touch with Outdoor Impressions. From pergolas to carports, verandahs, and more, you can find the perfect complement to you home. Get your home summer ready and take advantage of our free quote and measure service today!