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How to make your patio as comfy as your lounge

Date Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:02 PM

How can you take the comfort of the indoors outside?

When you've got a patio, there's rarely a bad time to use it. Even in the rainy seasons, your home design can incorporate a sheltered space for outdoor living so you can use your entire home no matter the weather.

And when you design your own home, that's what you'll get - the freedom to make changes that you want. Once you're all moved in and creating the character of your home, you'll be wanting to make sure your outdoor entertainment spaces are just as appealing and comfortable as your indoor ones. With that in mind, below are a few ideas to get you started on taking your indoor comfort onto the patio.

What makes the inside so attractive?

Once you've figured out this question, you'll be able to replicate it outdoors as well! IBISWorld reports that the furniture retailing industry in Australia is worth $8 billion in annual revenue, so clearly we're spending money on being cool and comfortable.

Take a look around at the home decor that you've chosen - what aspects of that would you take outside?

Houzz suggests that for the best kind of indoor/outdoor flow, you need to be continuing aspects from indoors right outside. That is, if you have large pops of a colour around the lounge, add an outdoor cushion in that same shade. This sort of design trick will make the outside seem like an extension of the inside, and encourage people to use it more.

Installing some easy-living couches and stools at an outdoor bar area may just give your patio the soft edge that it needs to be the most comfortable part of your home. You'll be experiencing the great outdoors too - what could be better?

Why is a patio so important?

When the sun goes down on a hot Aussie day in the summer, the outdoors becomes a mild paradise. Often you'll be able to hear the sounds of some of our beautiful birds right through the evening, and sitting outside with a drink in hand watching over that for a few hours sounds like the perfect way to wind down.

Domain Group suggests that adding a patio or deck to your home can add as much as $100,000 in value, and that's an attractive prospect in itself. So many Australians look for outdoor entertaining space when designing a home of their own, and the hundreds that we have available at G.J. Gardner Homes will satisfy any requirements you might have.

Want to check out what options might be available for your next home design? Contact the team at G.J. Gardner Homes and get started on the process right away!

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