Create A Winter-Ready Alfresco Area

28 May 2020

It’s fair to say Perth is a pretty great place to live all year round. Sure, the balmy summer evenings seem to stretch on forever, but there’s loads to love about winter as well. There’s no feeling more peaceful than watching rain streak down the outside of your patio blinds while you’re comfortable and warm in a cosy alfresco designed for all seasons.

Winter weather is only a couple of months away. While you’re spending more time at home, now is the perfect opportunity to plan an alfresco renovation ready for the cooler months.

If you design it right – and work with the best alfresco builder – you can enjoy the outdoors in comfort all year round, making the most of our famously fantastic climate.

Why Now Is The Time To Plan An Alfresco Renovation

Most of us are getting to know our houses very well as we stay home and respect social distancing guidelines. It might seem like an odd time to consider a renovation project, but the truth is now is a great time to plan an alfresco area addition project.

Addstyle Master Builders are experts in minimally obtrusive renovations. We work around your life, to keep your family and our team safe and healthy. You can go on with your day with minimal disruption as we renovate your alfresco in the background.

How To Design An Alfresco Area

Have you been holding off because you’re not sure where to start? We can help. Over more than 30 years, Addstyle Master Builders have designed and delivered hundreds of alfresco areas that blend seamlessly with the home’s style, offering a modern and functional all-weather living space.

Make a plan

Before you launch into an alfresco renovation, it pays to make a plan. You might be upgrading an existing outdoor area or reclaiming some unused backyard space to create a space to entertain, relax and live.

Wherever your starting point may be, here are some things to consider in the initial stages:

  • How big would you like your alfresco to be?
  • What would you like included in the space?
  • How many people will use it?
  • What kind of lighting will you need?
  • Will it have permanent walls, or café blinds?
  • What’s your budget for the project?
  • Do you need council approval to renovate?

Once you have an idea of the overall plan, get in touch with us to find out what’s possible. We would be happy to come to your home for a complimentary on-site design consultation, or arrange a virtual tour of your outdoor space with safety and social distancing in mind.

Get inspired by contemporary alfresco designs

Once you have the basics nailed down, it’s time to build a picture of your perfect alfresco. This is where you can start to make a list of the major features you want to build in.

  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Built-in BBQ
  • Sliding or bi-fold doors?
  • Paving,decking, tiling or aggregate?
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Chairs and outdoor furniture for relaxing
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Heat strips or gas heaters
  • Lighting and sound system

Our project gallery is a great place to start looking for fresh alfresco ideas. Look around online as well (we’re fans of Pinterest) to get a feel for what’s possible in an alfresco area. We’re building the space for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy – so why not make it feel personal?

And remember, if your budget doesn’t stretch to allow for all the features you want, we can design with future upgrades in mind. What’s important is delivering a high-quality alfresco renovation that extends your living space seamlessly into the outdoors, and can be used in every season.

Keep it cosy

Being that you’ll want to show off your new alfresco area in all weather, and spend time enjoying some quiet solitude on rainy days, we can help you design for all weather. That includes winter and summer – and those two weeks either side Perth calls autumn and spring! How do we do it?

  • Carefully chosen high-quality materials for walls and pillars
  • Installing patio blinds to block out rain and wind
  • Finding creative, cost-effective ways to heat the space
  • Using a fan to circulate air in summer
  • Versatile outdoor furniture that won’t fade in the sun
  • Natural textures and materials for comfort

Another advantage of a well-designed alfresco is privacy from the neighbours. By creating a space that shields the view of stickybeaks, and softens sound when you’re entertaining, you can be comfortable every time you step out into your alfresco.

The trimmings

Here’s where your personal style really has an opportunity to shine through. Every alfresco renovation is different, because just like your home the finishing touches are a reflection of your family’s individual personalities.

Talk to Addstyle Master Builders about the latest and best alfresco design trends. We’ve made it our business to create high-quality, comfortable, personalised living spaces that add value to your home. Our design team can help you finish off the space with features and fittings that tie it all together – most of which are surprisingly affordable.

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fireplace or fire pit
  • Outdoor kitchen appliances
  • Door and window designs to suit your lifestyle
  • Lighting design
  • Shade and privacy
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Plants and trees to attract wildlife

Ready To Get Started On Your Alfresco Renovation?

Why not start thinking about an alfresco design to welcome winter when it arrives? If you start planning your project today you can have it finished and ready to entertain within no time.

And by working with Addstyle Master Builders, you can be sure you will be able to enjoy the space all year round with the quality and contemporary styling of Perth’s trusted experts in alfresco design. We create versatile, comfortable outdoor areas designed for living.

Contact Addstyle Master Builders to learn more or book a free consultation.

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