Spring has sprung, and after a cold and bitter winter, we can finally say summer is well on it’s way! And we’re guessing that somewhere in the middle of July you found yourself saying something along the lines of, “I’m never going to take the warmer weather for granted again!” Are we right?
Well now that it’s here, it’s time to make good on that promise, and start taking advantage of the gorgeous spring and early summer we are blessed with here in Wagga!
CONSIDER AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN
While it may come with an investment, if you’re someone who loves to entertain regularly, or your family simply love to be outdoors, then an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect addition for your home.
Combining a cooktop, small fridge, some storage space and serving area into a more permanent structure than a traditional barbecue will convert your back verandah or patio into a practical and contemporary alfresco area that, coupled with a standing or ceiling-hung patio heating system, can be enjoyed year round.
MAKE IT COMFY
If you’re committing to spending a big chunk of the warmer months out in it, you’ll need to make it a comfy and inviting space.
Combine traditional timber or aluminium seating options with softer outdoor lounge settings to create a relaxed vibe that’ll be perfect for weather you’re about to host a birthday party, serve dinner for the family, or escape the chaos of the indoors with a glass of wine!
Depending on the look you’re going for, you can incorporate a veggie and herb garden into the rest of the backyard by planting directly, or have potted plants which are easy to move to sun and shaded areas depending on what they need.
Alternatively, a vertical garden is a space-saving way to grow your green babies, that adds a contemporary feel to the space.
Put that outdoor kitchen to use creating delicious spring recipes for your family, with the addition of some easy-to-grow fresh veggies and herbs. Some of the most commonly used and easiest to cultivate include cherry tomatoes, capsicums, parsley, spring onions, English spinach, basil and rosemary.
Want more ideas for your outdoor area? Head to our Facebook page and browse our recent home handover for more inspiration!