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Six ways to add value to your backyard

Your backyard is not just a place to mow the lawn – backyards are quickly becoming one of the focal spaces of the home. The backyard is both your personal sanctuary for when you need peaceful time alone and the area where all the action happens when you are entertaining. With hot trends for outdoor entertaining areas taking Australia by storm, customising your backyard can add tremendous value to your house.  Here are some of our favourite ways you can add value to your backyard.

Spruce up your outdoor kitchen or BBQ area

Outdoor kitchens are the backyard trend du jour. A way to extend your living spaces for the indoors to the outdoors, outdoor kitchens often provide a place to gather with others outside and share a meal. A functional and attractive barbecue area is a crucial part of any outdoor kitchen. Customise your kitchen by adding a DecoSplash® aluminium splashback behind your barbecue. Not only is DecoSplash a hygienic and non-combustible backing, but you can choose from a wide range of patterns, colours and textures, or even use your own custom image to add a personal touch to your outdoor space. 

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Create a sanctuary with a privacy screen

There’s nothing like a backyard you can bask in, enjoying the sunshine and your own space without worrying about nosy neighbours. Homeowners have been shown to spend more time in their backyards if they know they have solace and privacy from others. A beautiful, timber-look privacy screen is the perfect way to block outside interruptions, with its natural appearance complementing the natural beauty of your backyard. DecoSlat® is the ideal product for creating privacy screens, with different width and gap options to suit your desired aesthetic and level of privacy. 

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Add some shade with a pergola

It’s always important to have somewhere to get out of the sun – but a pergola is far more than that. Pergolas come in a range of interesting, eye-catching designs, adding visual interest and a statement piece to your backyard. DecoBatten™ offers the ultimate in creativity, with a range of different shapes and different size battens available to create your ideal shade structure. 

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Make a summer splash with a pool area

Swimming pools are more popular than ever, and sure to add value to a house – but what about the features surrounding your pool? Pool fences and decks all form part of this valued outdoor space. Make sure you choose a suitable deck, that will protect you from slips, splinters or burnt feet. DecoDeck™, DECO’s unique timber-look aluminium decking, will not degrade around pools and will last years to come. It is also created using a special slip-resistant powder coat finish, to prevent slips and falls, even when wet. Because aluminium conducts heat evenly across the surface, DecoDeck® will also stay at ambient temperature, preventing burns on the soles of your feet when you walk across it to get into the pool.

Get creative with your landscaping

A properly landscaped garden isn’t just a delight to behold – it has been shown it will actually increase the appeal of your property to prospective buyers in the long term. Pathways, attractive seasonal plants and interesting features can all add to the value of your backyard. For an intriguing statement feature, consider a perforated panel. DECO’s perforated DecoPanel® in our new DecoVogue™ rust-look finish provides an attractive panel design that can make a statement in your garden. 

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Create a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors

Want to create a more open concept? Try letting the design of inside your house flow to the outside! Using a decking such as DecoDeck® that flows from an open sunroom into your backyard can create a transitional space, while cladded ceilings with DecoClad® create an undercover outdoor area you can relax in. Using a timber-look aluminium patio door using a DecoWood® finish can also be a way to connect your home with the natural beauty of your backyard. 

Whatever your outdoor project, DECO has a solution to spruce up your garden. Contact us to discuss your project. 

 

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