For your next entertaining area, look no further than your own backyard. We want to help you create a warm, cosy outdoor living space that your family and friends can enjoy this winter. Remember, for your safety and those around you, hire a tradesperson for any tasks beyond your skillset. Try our affordable tips to build a better backyard that will keep you coming back outside.
Install a fire pit
Keep entertaining in the cooler months with the perfect addition to your outdoor setting. Suitable for every budget, fire pits are an affordable option that can enhance your space this winter. Prior to installing, check local regulations regarding fire pits, and make sure you position the pit within reach of the garden hose. For pets and small children, consider screening the pit. Then, enjoy the warmth of the fire with the company of family and friends, in the comfort of your own backyard. Marshmallows sold separately.
Update your fence
For privacy and security, or simply décor, the humble fence can be a point of difference for your backyard. To best protect you from exposure to the elements, fences require occasional maintenance in order to keep them structurally sound. Simply replace old or broken fence palings, or give your fence a fresh coat of paint for an instant upgrade. A repaired fence can help make your home look neat and tidy. If you are unable to measure and cut the timber yourself, simply hire a landscaper, who can provide the tools and materials required. Be sure to check with your neighbours before making any major alterations.
Install a gazebo
Customisable for any space, gazebos and pergolas or an awning over an existing entertainment space can add interest, beauty, protection from the winter winds and allow you to make the most of the winter sun. For entertaining guests or your personal enjoyment, create an outdoor living space that you can enjoy all year round. Prior to building, check with council and local authorities to ensure that you have permission to build. Also, know where your utilities are within your working area. For this larger-scale project, hire a professional for a faster, neater result.
By Josiah Westbrook