The long Australian summer is well and truly behind us, and no doubt your terrace area is looking the worse for wear, what with the party hosting and regular al fresco lunch sessions, and as the winter is almost upon us, now is the time to think about a garden and exterior makeover. Before you rush off to check your bank balance, this project doesn’t have to come with a big price tag like it could if you were fixing the roof. Just with some careful planning and purchasing, one can really make a cost-effective difference to the exterior living space.
If your awning has seen better days, or worse still, you have no permanent shading, there are affordable folding arm awnings in Melbourne that can be tailored to suit the property, and with a wide range of colours and designs, your shading solution will last for many years, and won’t cost a fortune. If you would like to explore the possibilities, an online search will put you in touch with a local supplier, and such is the extensive range, they can cater for just about any setting. If, for example, you are looking for something permanent, how about a customised retractable roof? This will allow you to use your terrace area all year round, and with motorised solutions, you can have either sunlight or shade at the touch of a button.
Modern screening allows you to have the perfect level of seclusion, while providing a windbreak, and with tailor made solutions, any shape or size can be accommodated. You might have one side of your terrace that is open, and a modern roller blind will be the ideal addition, as it can turn the area into a room that can be used all year round, and in half position, it gives you an ideal level of shading in the late afternoons.
If your patio is paved, hire a water pressure cleaner for the day and it will soon be looking like new, timber decking can be sanded and revarnished to give it a new look. Concrete can also benefit from a pressure clean, and with the right nozzle, you can clean in thin strips, making the task much easier. This versatile machine can also brighten up brick walls and driveways, as long as you have a water hose that is long enough to feed the device.
This is a critical component for the right evening ambience, and with the emergence of LED, there’s literally no limit to what you can achieve. There are small spiked solar lights for the garden, which are stuck into the lawn, or flower bed and they automatically come on in the evening, and with a small solar panel on the top, you can forget about running a cable.
There are many ways one can brighten up the garden, and with stylish shading and the right furniture, your terraced area will be a comfortable and tranquil place in which to spend your downtime.