Block Laying Contractors Reveal Their Top 2020 Backyard Summer Trends
Many Australians are placing focus on a more refined backyard, offering an incentive to host more gatherings in the comfort of their own home. Here is our pick for the top trends for this year.
Does your backyard need an overhaul? Living in Australia usually comes with spending a lot of time outdoors, especially in the summer. Whether you are hosting a barbeque or a wine and cheese night, the backyard is often used as a space to hold gatherings, entertain and unwind. Many Australian homeowners are staying in their houses for longer than usual, avoiding property sales and investing in home improvement projects to suit their lifestyle changes over time.
Recent research has indicated that homeowners are living in their property for more than 20 years. If you have a family and are planning to stay at your current home for a long period, you may want to consider creating a family-friendly outdoor area. Not only will it provide you convenience when entertaining – but it can also be seen as a long term investment.
Block laying is simply ‘the art of building with bricks, or of uniting them by cement or mortar in various forms; the art or occupation of laying bricks.’ Laying concrete blocks can open up a world of possibilities for walls, structures and aesthetic facades. Whether you need a privacy wall, sleek grilling station or other concrete based structure, block laying is the perfect method to use.
Transform your home this year and incorporate some of these summer trends in your backyard:
Grey is the new black
Darker colours are becoming a popular design choice for pavers and block laying in backyard spaces. Tones including grey, charcoals and monochrome can transform the mood of your outdoor space. These colour tones also work exceptionally well with greenery – conveying luxury and sophistication.
Not only are these colours right on-trend but they are also easier to maintain because they can hide stains. Grey and charcoal colours are also softer on the eye, working well with Australia’s sunny and hot climate.
Although set pavers and bricks can give off a sleek and contemporary look, mismatching and using different sized pavements or blocks can create a unique look. There is a current design trend favouring pavements/bricks that feature products of multiple sizes. If you are unsure about how to incorporate this trend within your backyard, talk to your block laying contractor as they may be able to advise you on what will work best in your space.
The bigger the better
This year, you can either go big or go home. When it comes to paving sizes, the bigger the better. Larger pavements are becoming increasingly popular in outdoor spaces. This helps make the area appear larger while offering a sleek and timeless look. Pavers are now being made in massive slabs available in sizes up to 1 metre by 1 metre. This trend is here to stay and if you are considering incorporating it within your backyard, we recommend seeking a block laying service/landscaper in order to lay the large pavements safely, efficiently and sustainably.
Use your space
If you have noticed, backyards in Australia are becoming smaller and smaller due to a decrease in the size of land people are building on. This is pushing people to use all the available space in their back yard to make the most of it! Instead of incorporating features that take up a lot of space, consider designing up. For example – your block laying contractor can add a garden wall in front of your fence – adding depth and transforming the overall look of the space.
Experiment with furniture
Selecting furniture is the fun part! With so many different options to choose from – you should you select furniture that is going to be aesthetically pleasing, weather-resistant where suitable and long-lasting. Here are some factors you should consider:
Make sure the seating or furniture is designed for outdoor use. Will it last in the rain, wind and sun?
Does it require regular maintenance?
Are you after a casual setting or a more formal look?
How many people would you like your furniture to cater for?
Block laying contractors can help you transform the look of your backyard without the hassle. At Aspec Masonry, our residential and commercial bricklayers deliver prompt, reliable and quality services in the Sydney region.
Whether you need a small renovation or are building a new home, our team will work with you to provide an exceptional solution.