The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the norms of life beyond anything we could have imagined. For many, spending time at home has caused a re-evaluation of their surroundings and their living spaces, resulting in major renovations, new paint, and updated décor. As we spend more time at home, we want to create spaces that connect with nature and boost our well-being, and one way to do this is bring the indoors out and vice versa. Designed and styled correctly, your outdoor space could become the most treasured room of your home. The alfresco area is now a room of necessity.
Over the last decade or so, the typical Australian alfresco area has morphed from the simple round barbeque and fold-out seating on the lawn, to the next level of cosy outdoor lounges, full dining areas and outdoor kitchens for budding chefs. Some now include wood fired pizza ovens, gourmet smokers and state of the art, multifunction barbeques. We are now prioritising our entertaining areas and utilising seamless looks to create flow between indoor and outdoor living spaces. People are pushing for less garden and larger decking or floored spaces for multipurpose uses such as exercise, yoga or reading nooks. A multifaceted alfresco space is now a requirement and not a luxury.
Read more and find out what’s trending in Alfresco Living in the latest issue of Be Inspired.
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