With the warmer months upon us, so is the season for BBQ’s, sipping G&T’s on the patio, and relaxation by the pool. You might be ready to enjoy the longer daylight hours with family and friends but is your backyard?
Through winter we can neglect our outdoor areas but now is the time to focus on turning that outdoor space into a magazine-worthy retreat.
Gone are the days of the boring outdoor patio. Tiles are a great way to easily refresh that space, it instantly adds impact and is easy to maintain. They are also extremely hardwearing, durable enough to withstand the elements of nature as well as high traffic entertaining areas.
The addition of walls or half walls can help define outdoor areas and spaces giving a more private and intimate feel. You can go for a more natural look with a brick-look tile or something more eye catching like a colourful mosaic or patterned tile.
Around the pool or spa area
There are many tile options for your wet area but ensure you always go for a slip-resistance tile to prevent any accidents. Natural stone look tiles are perfect for a luxurious resort look and contrast nicely with a bold mosaic internal pool tile.
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If you’re lucky enough to have a decadent outdoor shower in your backyard, this is the perfect opportunity for you to add a hint of colour, texture and pattern to turn an ordinary outdoor shower into a relaxing oasis exuding luxury.
Walkway or thoroughfare
Come this way! Tiles are an easy way to add impact and style to a drab walkway or thoroughfare to guide guests along the path. You can do this in a uniform fashion or go for something more interesting using tiles and plants – the perfect mix between form and function.
Outdoor kitchen and bar
Outdoor kitchens and bars are becoming more and more popular creating the ultimate entertaining area. Whether it’s a splashback, countertop, or the front of the bar you can easily create a style statement with a bold colour or interesting patterned tile.
The best part about tiles are the countless colours, designs and patterns you can choose from – instantly adding your own personality. By revamping that outdoors space, not only will it help you enjoy your home more but it will also add value to your property.
Need some help or inspiration to refresh your outdoor space? Bring in your plans and chat with our tile consultants, and they will help you find the perfect tile for your project.