Those perfect balmy summer nights are often spent with friends and family in the ultimate outdoor backyard set up for entertaining. During these cooler months, there’s no better time to come up with some backyard extension ideas to renovate your outdoor area. To help you out, our north Brisbane builders have come up with a list of their top ideas below.
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Our Top Backyard Extension Ideas
Extend with a backyard deck
Give your home that spacious feel with a new deck leading out from the back of your house onto the rest of your outdoor area. Adding in a deck, is one of our favourite outdoor extension ideas as it provides more space to entertain while also helping to make your home feel larger.
From simple and small decks to large, wrap arounds complete with contemporary balustrades, there’s a variety of options to choose from as well as different finishes depending on the style that you’re after. There are structured, rich wooden decks that help evoke that timeless farmhouse charm or edgier and modern takes with black stained decks to complement white accents for a more striking approach.
Depending on how big your backyard is, adding levels to your outdoor alfresco area with multi-level decking will not only create the ultimate outdoor entertainment but help make the space feel bigger than it is. Plus, you can always add in fire pits, mini fountains, or a pond to elevate your space further.
Add a pool
Our favourite summer days and nights are by the pool, and why only have the option to go when you’re at someone else’s home? Adding a pool is one of the best outdoor extension ideas to add value and fun to your backyard.
Pools are also perfect all year round with the right heating and surrounds (decking or undercover patios). Adding a pool will create the ultimate entertaining space and is perfect for the whole family.
Include a pergola
On trend and with a variety of options to pick from, pergolas aren’t as daggy as they used to be. Spruce up your space with a pergola that suits your style and outdoor lifestyle.
One of our favourite modern and covered patio extension ideas is adding in a glass pergola that is designed to provide shade and assist in defining the space you’re in. Ideal for still letting in that natural direct sunlight but protecting you from rain during the cooler months, this style complements the airy, white bohemian or Hamptons look perfectly.
If you’re opting for a minimalistic, modern approach, then a cedar pergola or corrugated roof adds to the sustainable and industrial look you’re going for whilst also filtering through the natural sunlight and keeping the rain away. These are only two of our favourite covered patio extension ideas but if you’d like to find out more, get in touch with one our building experts today.
Built-in entertainment areas and hubs
Think built in seating, kitchens in the alfresco, firepits and landscaped gardens to create layers to your backyard. Extending your space this way will create comfortable and inviting spaces for entertaining all year round.
Add levels or structure with pavers to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor area. Incorporate or build around your hubs with one of our previous covered patio extension ideas or decking and add in peaceful and tranquil water features, firepits with built in seats or your dream alfresco kitchen and pizza oven. The possibilities are endless!
Don’t forget, gardens with hedges or in built in planter boxes help to create dimensions and section off your space. You can add your own little herb or vegetable gardens or courtyards for an appealing and functional space.
Interested in more outdoor extension ideas?
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