Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Backyard in Australia

The 5 best home exterior additions for your backyard in 2021

There’s no escaping the fact that Australian summers can get scorchingly hot, especially here in the Hunter region. While taking a dip at the local public pool or enjoying a refreshing swim at one of the local ocean baths or beaches can provide some welcome relief – and it’s undeniable that Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and the Central Coast boast some of the best beaches in the world – there are times when you just want to avoid the crowds (and the hot sand) or enjoy the comforts of home.

Let’s not forget that our winters can get chilly too and, if you’re one of those people who love entertaining or having a good old Aussie barbie, spending time outdoors on cold or rainy days might be a less-than-ideal prospect.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic you could escape to one the many holiday resorts around the globe, where the weather is more pleasing. However, with current limitations on overseas travel likely to continue for some time, there really is no better time to turn your outdoor area into your own private resort.

If you’re the kind of person who loves to entertain friends and family, or you like to get outdoors and enjoy your backyard, a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing outdoor entertaining space is an absolute must-have for your home.

Hunter Patios & Additions have put together a quick list of the best additions and improvements you can make to your home’s outdoor area in 2021. Read on for interesting and modern ideas to breathe new life into your backyard and help you create your personal outdoor haven.

Add a Pergola or Patio

1. Add a Pergola or Patio

A pergola is the perfect home addition if you’re wanting to inject some flare to your outdoor living area without breaking the bank. Stylish and functional, an ultra-modern pergola is an affordable and low maintenance way to add a covered area to any part of your backyard.

Whether you’re wanting more shade by the pool, a little more privacy, or a sheltered area to BBQ or entertain out of the sun or rain, adding a pergola to your outdoor area will provide protection from the elements while beautifying your outdoor area, so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Customisable, to suit your choice of shape, size, material and colour preference, there’s a pergola solution for every outdoor area.

Consider an insulated patio

2. Consider an Insulated Patio

An insulated patio is the perfect addition to your home that not only provides shade for your outdoor entertainment area, but also offers increased protection from the intense heat of the Australian sun. Built to act as an extension to your house, a well-designed and built insulated patio contributes to the visual appeal of your home and increases the usability of your outdoor area while reducing roofing noise and helping to keep you cooler.

Whatever your existing house design and style, Hunter Patios & Additions will expertly engineer the design of your patio so that it blends with your home’s overall aesthetic, creating a seamless addition to your home that increases its value without costing an arm and a leg.

Install a gabled roof patio

3. Install a Gabled Roof Patio

Ideal for verandas, feature patio areas and outdoor entertaining areas, the stylish flair of a gabled patio not only looks amazing but is an incredibly practical home addition too. Designed to be strong and tall, a gabled patio provides extra structural integrity and allows for more natural light. The additional height allows better air flow, and a patio whose design specifically enables a cool breeze to flow through the outdoor area on a hot summer’s day means more comfort and enjoyment for you and your family and friends.

Having no visible fasteners, as well as the ability to be matched to your existing colour schemes, a gabled patio is the perfect addition to improve your home’s exterior and add a touch of sophisticated elegance to your backyard.

Pop in a pool enclosure

4. Pop in a Pool Enclosure

Who hasn’t gone out for a swim in the backyard pool and forgotten to put sunscreen on, or looked longingly at their pool in the cooler months and wished they could go for a dip? With a pool enclosure you can say goodbye to sunburn and wind chill for good and turn your pool area into an outdoor living space that can be used all year round.

Not only do you have the benefits of a closed off pool at your fingertips you have a temperature regulated extension onto your house, bringing the comfort of an indoor environment to your outdoor area! With heating regulations, there’s nothing stopping you from taking a midnight dip and watching the stars from the comfort of your own home. Beaming with natural light all day, the pool enclosure will be a sunny indoor/outdoor addition to your entertaining area.

Build a new deck! - Backyard

5. Build a new deck!

Building a new deck that extends the back of your home into your garden space to create a sunny, relaxed, elevated sitting area is possibly one of the most lavish and exciting additions you could make to your backyard. Whether you need an extension on your bottom floor, or an exciting new area adjoining your second floor, installing a deck is a sure-fire way to impress your guests.

With your choice of size, shape, woods and colours, a new deck will become the icing on the cake for any house – and the added bonus of increasing the re-sale value of your property is the cherry on top.

Ready to dive into your backyard improvement project? Call Hunter Patios & Additions!

Improving your backyard with a new addition to your home’s exterior is a sure-fire way to increase the value and aesthetic appeal of your home. With a new deck, glass or screen enclosure, pergola or patio from Hunter Patios & Additions, your new outdoor area will make sure your backyard is the place to be, all year round.

For more information on how Hunter Patios & Additions can help you turn your backyard from a wasteland to a wonderland, call us today on 02 4966 8488 or fill out our contact form to have a Hunter Patios & Additions representative contact you. Alternatively, if you’re ready to dive on in, request a quote and we’ll have one of our patio and home addition experts contact you shortly.

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