Clovelly HouseTransitional Deck, Sydney
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14. Clovelly, NSWDesigner: Bawtree Design Architecture + Interiors
26. Location: Clovelly, NSWWhy we love it: A number of clever inclusions in the outdoor area of this renovated Federation home caught our eye, including a large, waterproof and retractable awning that allows the family to use the area all year, and a fully contained outdoor kitchen that’s perfect for hiding mess and cooking paraphernalia. Top marks for designers Bawtree Design Architecture + Interiors.
2. Crank out an awning For more flexibility, and with fickle weather to contend with, even during the summer months, a retractable waterproof awning is the best option. You can commit to your evening dinner alfresco, even if the weather looks a bit doubtful, and create a cool and inviting outdoor area during the day, while still having an areas that’s light and bright for entertaining.
Entertaining at home is a prime reason homeowners place so much importance on their outdoor living spaces, with 28 per cent adding built-in seating to their decks for this purpose. Informal built-in seating, such as the benches seen at the end of this deck, is just the place to perch with a pre-dinner drink when family and friends come over.
AwningsAwnings, shade sails and canopies are becoming increasingly popular in gardens where pergolas and more solid structures are not an option. Their flexibility of size and shape means they can be used to protect a variety of outdoor spaces, from sandpits to patios. Here, Bawtree Design used a retractable waterproof awning to shade this Sydney garden. PROS: Awnings are versatile and lightweight, and they suit most garden styles.CONS: They can stain and attract mould, and are not suitable in windy locations.