When planning a new patio or outdoor area for your home, you should consider the effects of the changing seasons and weather conditions, and speak to patio installers about all-season rooms.


This video offers tips for households looking to create the ultimate outdoor room that can be used throughout the year for entertaining, dining or just relaxing. Installations such as decks are limited to use in certain times of the year, but this problem can be avoided by extending your internal living space outdoors and making sure the room is well insulated to keep out the cold or excessive heat.

Making the most of natural light and heat from the sun can help to lower energy bills in winter, and can be achieved by installing large windows on north-facing walls. Cabinets can be easily and cheaply assembled from flat packs and positioned along the bottom of walls to insulate the room as well as provide handy storage space. These installations can be carried out using basic tools like a cordless drill, and brackets should be positioned at even intervals to support the full weight of cabinets.

Roofing is another essential component for keeping outdoor rooms safe and comfortable, which may need to be custom-built, and walls can be insulated by applying fibre cement sheeting.

For more patio design ideas in Perth suited to all budgets, contact One Stop Patio Shop on (08) 9455 7277.

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