Your outdoor space can play many roles. It may be an extension of your home and its living space, or it may be a relaxing oasis designed for peace and quiet. Perhaps you picture your backyard as a space for your children to play, or large enough that you can entertain all your family and friends. Whatever your dream, we can all agree that your outdoor area is often a reflection of your personality.

Creating a beautiful, contemporary outdoor space doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg – nor does it require extensive effort. There are so many simple ways that can really maximise your time and space, going a long way to improve the appearance of your home and beautify your backyard.

Guard your fortress with a brand-new gate

Not only can a front gate protect your home, but it will also provide you with a stylish visual that adds ample value. Everything is customisable, which is great for the indecisive among us. Most suppliers offer free quotes, property visits and specialise in several different styles. From double fronted, sliding and swinging, a good gate is affordable and built to last.

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Experiment with outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting can really help elevate your space and it can be as versatile as you want it to be. When it comes to options, you have so many. From bamboo torches, fairy lights, modern LEDs or period sconces, adding lights is an easy way to add flair to your backyard. Whether it’s functionality you’re looking for, to light up a barbeque or dining area, or purely for decorative purposes, nothing highlights a space like a well-illuminated landscape. While there are many options if you decide to DIY, working with a professional outdoor electrician can help take your lighting plan and space to the next level.

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Creative concrete paving

Stamped concrete is a sophisticated way to replicate other outdoor surfaces. It is commonly utilised to add an aesthetic, unexpected dimension to a courtyard, driveway, path, patio, stairs and much more. Your ideas can be the foundation for your design, with popular material replications including wood, stone, brick or even tile available.

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Construct a vertical garden

Regardless of where you live, growing and maintaining a vertical garden makes the most out of the outdoor space you have. Often referred to as ‘living walls,’ these beautiful features add depth while adding plenty of room for foot traffic to your foliage-filled outdoor area. If you’ve got a blank wall, fence or balcony rail, you’ve got the canvas for a vertical garden.

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Turn an empty patch of yard into a decking masterpiece

There’s something about a timber deck that appeals to everyone, particularly when it can completely transform your outdoor space. What was once a blank space of dirt or grass can be turned into the scene for countless get-togethers, holiday celebrations and barbecues. A good outdoor deck is the perfect combination of functionality and style, which is why they’re such a good investment when attempting to beautify your backyard.

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For more ideas to upgrade your yard find out the essentials for designing an outdoor kitchen and the hottest outdoor living designs.

Author

Everlast Services is a proudly family owned and operated fencing, landscaping and concreting business in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne. With more than 20 years experience, our services are second-to-none. Our number one priority is providing the highest possible standards of workmanship on every job. We even manufacture all our own steel products at our state-of-the-art factory in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

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