Had a hard day at the office,? Dreaming of a tropical oasis? Need a space to kick off your shoes and feel the earth in your own private tranquil outdoor retreat? All great outdoor areas have a few things in common; they are all comfortable, tranquil, are practical, functional and are the perfect spot for entertaining. Why not reflect your indoor vibes outside and your outdoors in with the addition of a deck, furniture, bi-fold doors or even a pool.
Plan your next upgrade, you deserve it!! We all want a space that is perfect for spending a lazy day by the pool, sharing a meal with friends or even having a weekend drink on a warm summers evening.
Brisbane, provides the perfect climate to take advantage of the outdoors with the bonus of a few extra warmer months ☺ so you can create a multi-purpose space that can be enjoyed all year round. Here are some simple suggestions to get you on your way to the ultimate tropical escape:
Where to start
Whatever stage of planning you are at, a swimming pool is a major investment, and the range of options are endless – inground or above, concrete or fibreglass, painted or tiled, infinity edge or lap. Once you have decided on the type it’s time to work out the position.
Sightlines are important, this is your pool view from inside the house so you can see the kids and the rest of the garden. Do you add a water feature or lighting? Is planting and shelter essential to stop water evaporation or can you maximise sun exposure to keep the water warm. Solar could also be a low cost way of mutilising heat gain to use all year round.
Accessibilty how you enter or exit your area will invite you to the space. Will you install a pool ledge or wide step to keep young children safe, or will you to go for a Palm Springs look with a ladder? To compliment your outdoor aspect, why not add a garden shower?
Nuture in Nature
Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. Give thought to the landscaping around your pool as you want to continue to enjoy a relaxed vibe, not create extra work with debris around your pool. Top five plants to plants that love the Queensland weather are cordylines, birds of paradise, magnolias, banana plants or yuccas.
A good deck is an extension of your living area that also reflects your interests and tastes as well as providing an exciting addition to any yard. A seamless entry into a pool area can create a luxury impression.
Plan, Plan Plan! Justin from Abode will help create the perfect outdoor retreat with the option of a design team onboard to get you relaxing sooner than later in a custom designed outdoor space.