Today, we are spoilt for choice, there are many products and variations within each product in the flooring market. Flooring choices range from authentic polished wooden floors (from sustainable forests only- of course), to manufactured wooden flooring, to laminate (looks like wood but….) to vinyl wood-look-a-likes. The choice for your home will depend on how you see the area being used, on-going maintenance and the aesthetics – look and feel.
Wow! What a lot of choices we have. How to decide? It all comes down to one of two things – cost or look. Maybe a combination of both. Your choice of benchtop ranges from bamboo and timber to natural granite or marble to laminate (that can look like any choice of product) to Engineered Stone. And within each category there are heaps of choices of colour and pattern.
An Outdoor Living Area is simply an extension of your home’s living space that allows you to enjoy Australia’s fabulous climate, in some cases for the whole year.
There are several basic elements that you need to consider when designing your Outdoor Living Space. Take a minute to visualise your family using your outdoor area next Summer. Think about how it will be used during the day, for evening meals, to entertain and so on.
You have made all the big decision;, your kitchen design, the bathroom fittings, floor coverings, lighting plans and so on…. And now, you are asked, “What about your outdoor Living Area or Al Fresco…” Immediate thoughts are- “Can’t we leave this until after the build?” or “Even more expense..”
Tricky question! Are we talking theirs(the kids) or ours. Let’s start with the adults’ bedroom. What else do you want to do in your bedroom? No – I am not talking about that. What other things? Do you want your bedroom to be a retreat from the family- time out space if you like?