Custom upholstery for the new renovated look

Have you ever wanted to take that flat, dull outdoor space in the back of your home and make something out of it? I imagine we’ve all that impulse once or twice in our lives. The trouble is that not all of us have ever really done anything about it.

Well, a couple of months ago, I decided I wasn’t going to be one of those people. I decided I was going to take a moment actually to do the outdoor space right. I wasn’t sure how yet, but I knew I wanted to get it done and make it a perfect addition to my home.

Before I had anything remotely resembling a plan, I knew I had to cover up the concrete. There was an ugly slab of concrete there. If I was ever going to do anything with space, it had to go.

I went shopping for some tiles. I picked out some porcelain ones with a subtle pattern that went well with the interior areas and used that to cover the space.

Incidentally, if tiles and wood aren’t your styles, that’s okay. A tablecloth and some work can make a lovely outdoor rug. Just make sure you get the stuff that’s waterproof. The same idea goes for if you need outdoor cushions Perth.

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As it turned out, tiling that spot was an also an excellent way to get started. Not only did I cover the concrete, I realised that the area got too much sun for my tastes. If I was going to use it for entertaining people or just reading books on a lazy afternoon, I needed some necessities.

My first stop was something to block the sun. I decided a nice awning would work, something that could block out the sun or be pulled back if it wasn’t needed.

Now, I admit I didn’t have much of a budget for furniture. I also admit that much of what I could afford was not the sort you kept in the outdoors. Too prone to weather damage and retaining water, you see. Then my brother made the odd suggestion of using crates.

I didn’t think much of it at first, but it does work. Containers are sturdy. They’re built to last. You can find some that are even water-resistant. With some weather-proof treatments and covers, they’re ready to go.

Best of all, the crate-chairs were under budget. I also figured out you could use different crates as tables. A coat of paint, a few cushions, and it looked like a beautiful outdoor space for relaxing or entertaining people.

Once everything was set, I decided to add some creature comforts. I brought out that old outdoor grill I was given as a gift on my wedding. I’d never used it, but with an outdoor area ready to go, it seemed like a waste to just keep it in the closet.

In the end, I turned an empty outdoor space into something I was proud to sit in. It isn’t perfect, but it’s got this rough, rustic feel that appeals to me.

 

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