Importance of Outdoor Alfresco

With our summers getting longer each year, it’s obvious why many West Australians are choosing to incorporate an alfresco patio into their home. Having an alfresco patio blurs the lines between the indoors and the outdoors, allowing you to make the most of your space all year round.


In fact, you can expect around 80% of the hot sun that hits your windows to be blocked.


That’s not all, alfresco blinds are also perfect for safety, privacy and ultimately improving your entire home.


Where the Outdoor Blinds Can Be Installed?

You’re in luck, outdoor alfresco blinds seamlessly fit into any kind of home. But it’s always important to determine what actually needs to be achieved with the blinds to ensure you get the most out of them. We recommend installing alfresco blinds in:


  • Patios
  • Inbuilt alfresco areas
  • Windows (indoor or outdoor)


Getting the most out of your Perth alfresco

Take your alfresco space to the next level with these smart tips to transform any dull outdoor space into an entertainment and relaxation hub.


  • Maximise your indoor-outdoor flow

Be mindful of your layout, it’s important to reduce barriers between spaces to keep your outdoor alfresco free-flowing.


  • Keep it shady

Ultimately you want your alfresco to be a comfortable and sheltered space.

Consider timber or aluminium battening topped with a shaded cloth or even incorporate growing vines or creepers to add a more natural feel to your alfresco.


  • Don’t underestimate glass

Glass balustrades are essential if want to maintain a decent level of protection from the wind but still want the freedom an alfresco provides.


  • Don’t forget about lighting

Lighting can completely transform the ambience of your alfresco area at the simple turn of a switch. Mix dimmable LED lights with some subtle wall lighting to radiate warm, welcoming tones for entertaining guests.


  • Make sure you have plenty of seating

Creating a seamless entertaining outdoor alfresco is impossible without comfy seating that allows your guests to ease into their surroundings.


If your finding yourself a bit stuck for space, built-in benches that double as storage and railing are the perfect alternative for a more efficient space.


  • Keep privacy in mind

Opening your home to the outdoors doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your privacy. It just comes down to finding a balance that allows you to retain a sense of privacy without feeling trapped from the outside world.


There you have it, just take these tips on board to make sure your getting the most out of your alfresco this summer and many more to come.


If you need further guidance, reach out to one of our experienced consultants to get your home ready for the new year.