The Great Outdoors
Thursday, 4 December 2014 12:00 AM
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
When you’re blessed with one of the most livable climates in the world, it makes sense to get outside and enjoy the warmer months. But now that summer is here, are you making the most of your home’s outdoor spaces?
Most G.J. Gardner Homes designs include a covered alfresco area, which has been positioned for seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living zones. Alfresco areas are designed to extend your family’s living space and allow you to relax and entertain outdoors all year round. But if you love cooking and entertaining, why not make the most of your alfresco area by incorporating a built-in outdoor kitchen?
Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular and will add value to your home when it comes time to sell. The setup can be as simple as a built-in barbecue and bar fridge, but if you have the space, why not think about a pizza oven, sink and fully plumbed fridge? Your new home consultant will help you design a functional layout, and as you will require additional plumbing and lighting, it is a good idea to discuss this with your builder prior to commencing your new home.
Don’t forget to think about the aesthetics of your outdoor space – your new home consultant will help you choose materials and appliances that are suited to outdoor use, but also blend well with your new home’s interior.