“Sometimes simpler can be better”
You don’t want a dog’s breakfast when you step outside, so try the principal of “Sometimes simpler can be better”
Too many clients start their thought process trying to be Jorn Utzon (FYI famous architect) & design the Opera House off the back of their Californian bungalow – it just won’t work.
Then they get confused then frustrated by the whole process as its all getting too hard. They can’t see the forest through the trees. Does this sound like you??
So when the pieces of the puzzle just won’t fit, start again & look at it from a different angle. It might be a post, or a colour or a set of stairs but sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got.
And by that I mean use the natural starting & finishing points of your home – start at one corner & work to the opposite corner or to a wall junction. This way the outdoor living area will look like its apart of your home rather than a patchwork quilt add on.
Using these pointers will ensure you get a better ROI on your project as well. You don’t want to over capitalise on your home but you also don’t want to ‘low ball’ it either & create something that looks cheap & nasty.
What do YOU take away from this?
- Get a fresh or new perspective
Get a friend over, or even better engage a professional. But be careful that you don’t get too many thoughts or people involved as “too many cooks spoil the broth”
- Re-evaluate your design/floor plan with this question at the forefront of your mind
“How can we simplify this?”
- Our Decking Top Tip is….
Get the positioning of your stairs right. They can take up space & be obtrusive if not thought about correctly. Think about your pathway from your back door to where the stairs will be in the backyard – will you have good ‘flow’??
- Our Patio Cover Top Tip is…..
Work out the design (gable, flat etc) of your patio cover to work with your home.
Remember that more often than not your main aspect will be from your back door out, not on your back fence looking back to the house.
I hope these help you?
I look forward to catching up with you soon.