Summer equals long days and pleasant nights spent outdoors. The smell of the braai drifting over the fragrant air and the chatter of friends and family to round off a perfect outdoor living experience.
But… is your outdoor area ready for summer? Have you just moved into your first home and are wondering what you should do with the backyard or patio? Or have you been in your place for a while but want to revamp and renovate your outdoor living areas?
Let’s take a look at some inspiring, outdoor renovation ideas using paving.
The Versatile Patio
The outdoor patio is an age old, non-pretentious and chilled out summer statement. It says “we’re here to relax, not work” – it’s a low maintenance, simple and lovely looking outdoor area.
Indoor-outdoor flow is increasingly becoming a popular lifestyle choice. The idea behind this is, you should be able to enjoy your outside areas as an eating and dining space as much as inside your home – without sacrificing comfort and aesthetics.
Start with your choice of paving, choosing a colour that will work well with everything else that you have in mind for your project.
You can then just keep things simple – get a braai, or have one built in, an outdoor dining setting and set up some shade awnings to protect yourself from the sun. Or alternatively you could install a full bar, complete with stools and a mini fridge to keep you comfortable, and the drinks cold, on those hot summer weekends!
Paved Outdoor Living Space
This idea follows on from the previous one, yet instead of having a kitchen and dining space, install a living one! Get yourself some comfortable couches, chairs, cushions and other things that you, your family and close friends can lounge around on during the summer. Extend this area to your pool, if you have one, giving you more space to enjoy.
Install either some shade in the form of awnings, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous – a full timber roof with some skylights to bring some natural light.
Pick your choice of paving stones. A darker shade can be matched with a similar colour of furniture or vice versa.
Let this space open up to the yard beyond to fully achieve the indoor outdoor flow and let the smells and sounds of summer into your new outdoor living space!
Don’t Hesitate! Get The Experts In Today
Hopefully after reading these ideas you’ll be chomping at the bit to get to work. Call QPave today and one of our representatives will come through and work out the ideal paving layout and material choice for you. Once it’s done and you’re ready to throw your first braai in your amazing newly renovated outdoor living space, it will all be worth it!