With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to add in that extra element to take your backyard to the next level. An often under-utilised and cost-effective way of transforming your outdoor areas is to use screening.
Here are our top 5 ways to revamp your backyard using screening:
- Hide unattractive areas
Every backyard has an object or item that is essential to the household but is something that you would rather not look at every day.
Garbage bins, outdoor air-conditioning units and pool pumps are some of the most common and unsightly items found in our backyards.
Screening can be an effective solution to hide these items and areas away nicely, while still allowing access for when you need to take the bins out!
- Add shading
One of the biggest downsides to the Australian summer is the unrelenting sun – and without proper shade protection in your outdoor areas, it can make enjoying the summer sun in your own home, at times, almost impossible!
Adding screening to a pergola or strategically extending existing fencing can be great ways to get the shade you need so you can enjoy your outdoor areas all summer long.
- Create an outdoor room
Screening can make fantastic partition walls to help create an outdoor room, without losing what you love best about your backyard – the gentle wind breeze or gorgeous view of your lush garden.
Just think of the ambience that you could build by closing in your outdoor kitchen or dining areas, or by constructing a secluded patio, pool hut, or even a cosy reading nook.
Outdoor rooms are a great way to extend your outdoor entertaining areas and to create private or intimate retreats in your backyard!
- Increase your privacy
With the weather warming up, more and more time is going to be spent outside. Whether you’re tending to the garden, swimming in the pool, having a BBQ with family and friends or just relaxing in the sun with a glass of wine, privacy is essential to making your outdoor area a welcoming oasis.
Our backyards and outdoor areas are becoming an extension of our homes and using screening to block out any nosy neighbours can be a great way to get the privacy and seclusion you desire in a sleek and modern style.
- Install a gate
Installing a gate can be a great way to further increase that private atmosphere in your outdoor areas.
Whether it’s a large gate to secure your driveway and front garden, or to restrict access down the side of the house to your backyard, using screening to construct a gate is a stylish and sleek way to keep your property protected.
Fallen in love with one of our ideas and need a versatile, low-maintenance, durable and colour-fast screening solution to transform your outside entertaining area? Check out Ekodeck’s Composite Screening – available at Bunnings Warehouse.