Hi. I have an embarrassingly ugly corner in the outdoor area. Need to hide the fridge etc. Thinking slatted timber? but don’t want it to look like a tacked on afterthought. Would appreciate any advice please
Well I think I did it!! Thanks everyone for the suggestions and help 👍💕
Looks like you need some storage as well. Something like this that picks up the timber you’ve used on the roof with the dark colour of the door would work. If you want more inspiration search Bin enclosures on Pinterest. There are even DIY plans.
Thankyou for your comment.was thinking more of a bar area?
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You could diy something like this but it doesn’t solve your storage problem. You can also paint the fridge. Having it the same colour as the door frames would definitely make it stick out less.
Could the junk be stored elsewhere, eg garage or garden shed? Then you would be left with the fridge that could go under a bar area like in the previous photos.
Agree, it is not an ugly corner, it is the stuff in the corner that is making it seem like just a space to drop stuff.Place the fridge with door facing the other way, and incorporate it, into a bench or buffet.
You could use the same screen you have on the side to create and enclosure
You could incorporate your fridge and create an outdoor bar area
Yes! Julie you are always on the money! That’s what I was thinking and was even hoping for a curved area perhaps??Have been searching for some images that would modernise the area but couldn’t find any. Thanks so much 👍
So you were wanting a sit up bar..... how would you incorporate it, in that area without blocking the access doors nearby?
Was thinking of an L shape in the corner which still allows access from the rear door?
Agree if you leave the door end open it could work
Without knowing all the styles and colours , I think that that yellow beige colour is at least 50% of the problem . The dark doors , the dark planters and the plastic siding , the timber ceilings , the table and seating , even the hanging lights , are all pleasant and a common theme and era -- then there's the butter beige . It makes everything look 30 years older IMO .
Something off-white with a tinge of blue along the lines of surfmist or similar would be my go-to ; I'd keep away from greys because they are boring ; charcoal would probably be too dark ; obviously yellow or orange or red wouldn't work with those bricks ; I can't see anything else blue or green but they might work . But again , Surfmist or similar would get a way more modern look -- put the vacuum somwhere else , do a charcoal stain on the low table that the fridge is sitting on , and a clean white fridge won't look like a sore thumb !
Jenny just thinking about Pottsy’s thoughts on painting the cream colour, your doors are a great colour, painting the cream in that colour would look fabulous and really tie in with your outdoor area and look great with that screen.
The 2 reasons I kept away from charcoal was the worry it may be too dark ; but also to a lesser degree the white fridge would stand out , so would need hiding or painting or changing , whereas a lighter colour IMO would look as good ( as a contrast to the rest of the charcoal , and the bricks ) and end up costing less and be less hassle , although I do like your pics Julie , I just wonder on an overcast day or at night ?
So the hinged door/byfold door may block the entrance to the bar when the door is open?
Can you give dimensions of your corner, the wall with fridge looks about 800-900 wide, with the other wall about 1500mm. In order to keep access to door and stand comfortably behind the bar, it might be tricky.
Nice bar area. Well done
Wow aren't you clever