Go Design Solutions residential drafting services in Sydney with points to remember when designing an outdoor living area
Go Design drafting services in Sydney explain that adding a deck, or improving your outdoor area to create a space to live outdoors and entertain is one of the most popular home extensions in Australia. To add true value to your home it’s important that you get it right.
With such a great climate in Australia, outdoor living is a big part of how we enjoy our homes and our residential drafting designers have some key points for you to keep in mind when adding an outdoor entertaining area or outdoor room for your home.
Shade: A critical factor in outdoor comfort, shade is required to cut glare and heat. Shade can be created in a permanent or flexible way, and depending on your need for weather protection, can be part of your roofing solution, or provided in other ways.
Shelter: Weather protection is vital to make the most of your entertaining area. It allows for an all-year-round outdoor space no matter the weather, allowing you to access your outdoor space in permanent comfort. Our residential drafting designers do recommend that if you are providing permanent cover to your outdoor area, make sure the underside surface and anything you put on it, like lighting, is weather resistant. This will help you long-term with cleaning and maintenance.
Privacy: Part of the enjoyment of an outdoor space is in feeling sheltered and private whilst you’re occupying it. This means not being overlooked from neighbours or the street. Whether you do this through landscaping ie. hedges or create a wall, it’s important that you keep your outdoor area as open as possible. It can be a fine line between creating privacy, and imprisoning yourself in a walled, enclosed space and you don’t want to lose that 'outdoor connection'.
These are just a few things to keep in mind when it comes to creating an outdoor entertaining area so make sure you tune in next week as our home building designers in Penshurst share more tips on creating outdoor spaces.