Working in Nature: Transforming Your Patio into an Outdoor Office

Whether you’re working from home full-time or part-time, having the right office environment is essential. You want to complete your tasks efficiently and with as minimal distractions as possible.

If you’re looking for a perfect place to work, why not consider your patio? Although commonly used for outdoor entertainment, patios can also be used for other functions, one of them being a home office.

Why Turn Your Patio into an Outdoor Office

Modern offices are being designed to improve employee productivity and well-being, and the same concepts apply to outdoor offices. According to health experts, spending too much time working indoors causes nature deficit disorder, which makes you vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

Being surrounded by nature has been proven by research to increase productivity and improve creativity. Spending time outside also improves memory, reduces stress and eliminates fatigue. Having an outdoor office also allows you to shift your mind from home mode to work mode, reducing your distractions from the rest of the house.

Design Considerations for Your Outdoor Office

Although the outdoors gives you the perfect work environment, you still want to make sure that the area is optimised for comfort and productivity. When designing your outdoor office, take note of the following:

  • Shade

Working outdoors allows you to enjoy natural light, but that doesn’t mean you will want to bake in the sun. Being under the sun makes it difficult to read the screen on your laptop or phone, and the heat can damage electronic devices. A patio umbrella is a straightforward solution to give you plenty of shade, but adding insulation to your patio roof gives you and your outdoor furniture long-term protection from the hot or cold weather.

  • Desks and Chairs

How much desk space do you need for work? If your work requires spreading out papers and devices, make sure there’s enough room on your desk. Consider a table that suits other functions, since you might also use the porch to have outdoor dinners or to entertain guests.

Office chairs aren’t designed to be on patios, so choose a patio chair that’s comfortable and provides enough back support for extended sitting. Choose a cushioned seat for additional comfort.

  • Lighting

There’s definitely plenty of sunlight when you work outdoors, but what happens when you continue working after the sun goes down? Install low-voltage LED lights to help you work on the patio even at night.

  • Power Source

Instead of having an extension cord run from inside your house to the patio, install an outlet in the patio area. Make sure it has a cover to protect it from the rain and heat.

  • Ventilation

Installing ceiling fans helps with comfort when outdoor temperatures rise. If you’re doing paperwork while the fans are on, be sure to have paperweights handy to prevent them from flying away.

Patios are suitable for a variety of home functions, including an outdoor office. When designing your patio for work, make sure the environment is optimised so you can get work done comfortably and efficiently.

Quality Patio Roofing Solutions from Just Patios

Since 2002, Just Patios has been designing and constructing comfortable outdoor living areas for clients in Queensland. From patios and glass enclosures to carports, we are dedicated to creating the outdoor office of your dreams and improving your quality of life.

We offer a diverse range of patio roofing systems that withstand Brisbane’s harsh weather conditions. Our insulated roof panels and polycarb roofing systems keep your outdoor space comfortable and protected from damage due to exposure to natural elements.

Request a free design quote and consultation here or call us on 1300 284 531 for enquiries.

Flexible Spaces: 4 Different Ways to Use Your Sunroom

Sunrooms are flexible spaces that serve as a great addition to your home. Its glass enclosures allow natural light to stream in, creating a cosy space to lounge and entertain guests.

Sunrooms are commonly used as an extended living room where family members can relax and entertain guests, but what if you need space for something else? Here are four creative ways of using your sunroom:

Bedroom

A sunroom may not be your first choice for an extra bedroom, but it’s an option to consider. The size and shape of the room determine the layout, but make sure to create a cosy atmosphere for guests. If there’s no one using the bedroom, you can always use it as a sitting area.

Dining Room

Moving your dining room to the sunroom is a way to free up additional space in your home. Include stylish furniture and décor so that the sunroom can be a bright and cheery place to enjoy meals. Add a shelf or storage cabinet for easy access to dishes, glassware and linens. Use curtains to add insulation during winter and to provide privacy when needed.

Garden

Sunrooms are a great space to grow an indoor garden since the windows help trap the heat and humidity that suits many plant species. Fill the room with a variety of plant styles and sizes for a superb look. Add wood potting benches to hold gloves, tools and watering cans, and a larger table to pot and prune plans.

Home Office

Using the sunroom as a home office is a creative way to boost your health and productivity. Being surrounded by natural light and having access to a view of the outdoors makes you more productive. It’s also great to have a separate space to shift your mind from home mode to work mode, and a sunroom reduces your distractions from the rest of the house.

How you organise your space depends on the size of the room, but even small sunrooms can fit a small desk and chair. Larger rooms can accommodate filing cabinets and bigger desks. Make sure to add power sources to charge your laptop and other devices.

Improving the value of your home and potentially lowering your electric bill are a few of the benefits of a sunroom. Once you have it, you have a variety of choices on how to use it. Whether you want to use the sunroom as a living room, a spare bedroom or a home office, make sure to style it with function in mind while maximising the comfort it provides.

Stylish and Functional Sunrooms with Just Patios

Just Patios has a team of professional patio builders in Australia who aim to enhance your home. We supply patios, glass room enclosures, carports and roof at different prices, and we service clients in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. We have over a decade’s worth of experience, and we pride ourselves in our unparalleled level of workmanship.

Our patio extensions and enclosures accommodate different client needs, whether the space is used as a living room, dining room or home office. With the help of our team of professionals, the glass enclosure will improve the aesthetic appeal and keep the room cool and airy.

Head over to our page to request a free design and quote, or call us on 1300 284 531 for enquiries.

Keeping Your Glass Room Warm during the Winter

Glass rooms allow you to expand your living area and enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. There are many glass enclosures for patios to choose from, with price ranges that suit different budgets, giving you the flexibility to choose which best fits your home design, as well as the needs of you and your family.

A glass room is best enjoyed during the warm months, becoming an extra space for relaxation and social gatherings, but what happens when the months turn cold? Discover helpful tips on how to keep your glass room warm during the winter so you can use it every season.

Insulation

Before spending money to heat your glass room, make sure to insulate it first. Start by installing weather-stripping around windows to keep warm air from leaking around the frames. Add a layer of clear, insulated plastic to the surface of your windows. You can also apply tints on your windows, although doing so might slightly diminish your view of the outdoors.

Consider insulating your walls and ceilings as well. Although this can be a hefty expense, it ensures your glass room feels warm and cosy during the cold seasons.

Set up a Heat Source

Connect your glass room to your home’s HVAC system to adjust the temperature when the weather turns chilly. Fireplaces and portable heaters also work to keep the area cosy during the winter. When installing a fireplace, make sure you’re complying with standard regulations. Make sure to use these heat sources only when you’re in the room and unplug them when you leave to minimise your energy bills.

Add Drapery

Thermal-insulated draperies produce an extra barrier between the glass panes and the outdoors and give you privacy. Cover your windows at night or when it’s cloudy, then open them during the day to let light into the room.

Keep Your Floor Warm

Hardwood or tile floors can be cold during the winter. Keep your feet from cold, hard surfaces by covering your floors with carpets and rugs. These also reduce heat loss in the glass room.

Circulate Heat

A ceiling fan doesn’t generate any considerable heat, but it maximises the heat that’s already in the room. If you have a fan in your glass room, turn it on and let it slowly circulate the air in your glass room so you can feel the warm air.

There’s no need to stay away from your glass room because of the cold temperatures. By following the above tips, you can spend more time in your extended living space, whether it’s by yourself or with loved ones.

Glass Room Enclosures Perfect for All Seasons

Whether you need to extend your living space or add value to your home, Just Patios has the glass rooms for you. Trust our team to create a glass enclosure for your patio so you can enjoy relaxing and accommodating guests in a functional, sophisticated and well-designed space.

Our licenced and professional builders have years of experience in creating and designing patio enclosures that fit different client lifestyles. We use materials that are constructed with high standards so that the end result is a beautiful addition to your home. Our team makes an effort to finish the job promptly and professionally.

Request a free quote from us here or call us on 1300 284 531 for enquiries.

Decorate Your Patio With Gorgeous Blooms and Greenery

Once you’ve built the patio of your dreams, you’ll be bursting with impatience or excitement to personalise it. Just like the interior rooms of your house, patios benefit from furniture arrangements and seasonal spruce-ups. Even simple patio designs can add lots of style and comfort to your outdoor space, creating an area for entertaining guests, dining or relaxing under the warm rays of the sun.

Most patios are designed using lots of greenery or potted blooms placed in various spots to make the space look more vibrant. However, decorating your patio with flora isn’t like planting some shrubs in your garden and letting them run wild. If you want to add greenery to your patio, here’s a list of the best potted plants and blooms you can play with.

Ferns and palms

You’ll likely have a lot of shaded space in your patio, making it hard for you to adorn the place with sun-loving plants. Thankfully, ferns and palms thrive in shady, moist and humid conditions. They will instantly freshen up your patio with their luscious and abundant green foliage.

A beautiful and common option for ferns is to plant them in hanging pots. You can also put them in glass jars, bringing more elegance to the plant and making its green leaves stand out. Another alternative is to plant them on wooden antique boxes for that old-world Victorian charm.

Climbers

Climbers are a fantastic way to adorn columns that hold up your patio. They let you enjoy the beauty of flowers and foliage on vertical spaces, allowing you to save space while improving the aesthetics of your patio.

If you need a comprehensive list of Australian climbing plants, check out this guide by the Australian National Herbarium. It contains an incredible range of foliage forms and colours, gorgeous fragrances and stunning flowering displays in several species. You’ll find a climber to suit just about any style and climate.

Colourful blooms

Sometimes, a collection of simple potted flowers can have a big impact on your patio. You can group them all in one large pot or create a beautiful cluster of pots with different species in each one.

You can also fill a woven wicker basket with florals as a natural way to decorate bare walls in your outdoor space. While arranging, consider greenery that cascades over the side, giving your arrangement a sense of movement.

Mosquito repellents

It’s wonderful to spend time in your patio reading a book or nursing a cup of coffee — until mosquitoes start pestering you. While you can lather mosquito repellent lotion on your skin, there are better ways of keeping the pests away with gifts from Mother Nature.

Some of the best mosquito-repelling plants include lemon eucalyptus, citronella, peppermint, lavender, geraniums, rosemary and lemongrass. Simply pop them in a pot and place them in the areas where you love to lounge around during lazy days.

Build the Patio of Your Dreams with Just Patios

At Just Patios, we design, construct and supply patios to homes in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. With over 15 years of experience in the business, our outdoor patios will let you enjoy gardening, barbecue parties, romantic evenings and quiet meditative moments.

Choose from our range of designs and our team will help you build the best patio for your property. We can also include skylights, insulated panel roofing and protection from the weather.

For more information and enquiries, call us on 1300 284 531 or send an email to sales@justpatios.com.au.

Patio Makeover: Transform Your Outdoor Space

For most of the year, Brisbane enjoys a subtropical climate. But during the height of summer, temperatures can reach an unbearable high of 45°C. This is why many people choose to stay indoors. The problem with this, however, is higher energy costs due to cranking up the air conditioning.

According to Canstar Blue’s electricity customer satisfaction rating survey conducted last January 2019, the average annual electricity bill of households in Queensland is A$1,608.76. If Brisbane weather is mostly warm and hot for most of the year, a household spends more than half of this amount during these months.

While consumers cannot control the price of energy, they sure can do something to lower their utility bills. It may require investing, but in the long run, households will benefit from reduced monthly bills.

Installation is the Key

There was a time when asphalt shingles, metal, clay, slate and concrete were your only roofing options. Today, however, there are more advanced roofing materials available, varying in costs and durability. What you want is a roof that is well ventilated so it will lessen the bad effects of summer heat. Insulated roofing for your patio or room enclosure is one of the most practical and cost-effective materials you can have installed to ensure an energy efficient home. This type of roofing reduces the heat flow, so your space is cooler on hot days and warmer on cold months.

With proper insulation, your patio or enclosure is given strong protection from fierce sunshine.

Cleaning the Air

If insulated roofing is not for you, consider a home ventilation system. This system typically has two fans and two duct systems that supply fresh air to rooms in the home where occupants usually spend most of their time. It balances air ventilation, so the air in your house doesn’t become damp and stale.  

There are other ways you can keep your internal air circulating during the hot months without the need for a mechanical vent. You can open your doors and windows if you have an enclosure to let fresh air in and push damp air out.

Electronics Tracking

Did you know that when you leave your heat-generating electronics, such as tablets and laptops, near air-conditioning thermostats, these are tricked into thinking that your space is much hotter than it really is? As a result, your thermostat will exert extra effort cooling the room down, generating more energy. If you’re going to keep numerous devices in your home, be mindful and turn them off when not in use. Finally, do not overcharge your gadget’s batteries or leave their chargers in the socket.

Just Patios has been in the construction industry since 2002. Our focus is on simple indoor and outdoor patios as well as full room extensions on residential and commercial projects. We also provide insulated roofing for Brisbane residents. Learn more about our services by visiting our website at www.justpatios.com.au.

Patio Makeover: Transform Your Outdoor Space

Now that the height of summer is done and winter is coming you may be inspired to spruce up your patio. After all, it is during this time that you may start to think your patio won’t get too much use.­ But a patio can be used all year round, it’s just important to plan ahead if you don’t want to consign a large part of your home to not being used.

Improving the interior of your patio can be costly, but the benefits go far beyond having an extended living area. Patios serve as a recreation spot where you can entertain guests or have barbecues. It is a place to unwind and enjoy fresh air. Having a paved area adjoining your home also boosts the valuation of your property. If resale value is a consideration, a makeover is a wise investment.

One of the trickiest parts of the whole process is how to start. What are you going to remove? What are you going to add? These are just some questions homeowners ask themselves when planning to remodel their patio.

Focus on the interior

Your patio is the focal point of your outdoor area. Therefore, it has to look attractive. Aside from the layout, the first thing people notice is the furniture. There are no rules in furniture styles and arrangement, but it will help if your pieces blend naturally with the theme of your indoor space. Be wise in choosing your materials, so you can increase the lifespan of your furniture and save on reupholstering and replacement costs. Finally, install ample lighting to enhance the ambience and provide light in the evening.

Upgrade your roofing

Those who spend a lot of time outdoors prefer patio roofs over retractable awnings because of the permanent coverage they provide. Roofs also have no moving parts, so they are much easier to maintain. Consider installing a permanent roof to protect your space from the weather. During the intense summer months, you’ll have a comfortable shady area where you can enjoy a good book without worries of getting sunburnt. During the rainy season or winter, you still get to enjoy your outdoor area while being protected from harsh weather conditions. And, you can be sure that your furniture and other patio items do not easily get damaged from overexposure.

Protect your space

Some homeowners prefer a secluded and private outdoor area over an open-air space. By enclosing your patio, you make it a room all on its own. Enclosures are a great transition from the outdoors to the indoors. They provide enhanced security, and protects you from the sun, rain, winds, dust and other elements. Animals and pests are kept out, and outside noise is kept to a minimum.

If you’re looking to transform your home, you will need patio suppliers and experts to help you execute your project properly. Just Patios is a building solutions provider in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast that caters to both the residential and commercial sectors. We specialise in outdoor patio building, with other services that include patio coverings, room enclosures, carports and roofing. Learn more about us by visiting www.justpatios.com.au.

Stunning Sunroom Ideas to Light up Your Home

A sunroom changes the entire atmosphere of your house, with wide windows bringing in elements of the outdoors. It allows you great views and natural light while you stay inside the comforts of your temperature-controlled home.

A sunroom is also a versatile space and you can style it any way you want. If you own a sunroom that’s in dire need of a refresh or you just want to add some charm to the area, here are some inspiring ideas for a light and airy enclosure. 

Opt for light colours

Sunrooms are meant to be relaxing open spaces where you feel like you’re outside enjoying the sun while still being in the comforts of your own home. Part of creating this serene mood is using the right colours for the room.

In general, avoid dark coloured-walls in your sunroom. They draw in heat, making the space unbearable during the summer. Lighter shades are ideal for the walls because they open areas, making the room appear brighter and larger. For the ceiling, use light natural woods or white paint to enhance the airy atmosphere. If you want to add pops of colour to the room, you may decorate the tables with trinkets in pastel hues such as light lavender and baby blue.

Combine indoor and outdoor furniture

A sunroom is a bit of inside and a bit of outside. Mix up your interiors by pairing wicker chairs with plush velvety rugs and wicker side tables with soft sinking sofas. The outdoor elements bring in natural charm and warmth, adding to the comfortable and cosy atmosphere, indoors.

By incorporating indoor furniture in your sunroom, you create a versatile space suitable for both entertaining guests and enjoying relaxation time. This type of furniture also contributes to the seamless transition between the sunroom and the rest of the house, extending your home’s living space.

Liven it up with greenery

Sunrooms are the best places for plants to thrive because of the huge windows, providing them with enough sunlight to grow healthily. Adding plants and flowers to the sunroom will create a sense of organic serenity in the space.

Most house plants are easy to grow in a sunroom. Common sunroom plants include begonias, lilies and violets because they’re low-maintenance and produce vibrant flowers. If you prefer more greenery, opt for hanging plants such as spider plants or Boston ferns.

If you want to test your green thumb, you can also grow herbs or vegetables in your sunroom. Growing basil, potted cherry tomatoes, thyme and rosemary will add value and function to your enclosure.

Don’t forget the curtains

Curtains are a must for every sunroom because they provide privacy and lend an elegant feel. They’re also a practical way to help cut down on sun exposure during incredibly hot days. Floor to ceiling glass windows with streams of sunlight pouring in are beautiful, but they can also make enclosures hot, especially if there’s no air-conditioning. The curtains will keep the space from overheating during scorching summer days.

Enjoy a stylish, well-designed and functional sunroom by Just Patios

Do you want to add value to your home? At Just Patios, we offer an extensive range of patio enclosures including glass sunrooms. Our team of licensed builders use high-quality materials to ensure that your sunroom is durable, beautiful and functional. With years of experience in the industry, you can be sure that we’ll build a sunroom that’s perfect for your lifestyle.

For more information and enquiries, call us on 1300 284 531.

Outdoor Updates That Are Worth Every Dollar

Your outdoor space has a double mandate. It has to look great, but it also has to be functional.

To achieve this, style, safety, comfort, and ease of maintenance should be your four main considerations. The question is, how do you achieve both great aesthetics and full functionality without spending a fortune?  

Truth is, additions to your home will inevitably require some cash. But some updates add value and pay for themselves down the road. The key is in choosing the right elements, so you get full return for your investment later.

We round up patio additions that are worth the investment:

Create Your Own Botanical Sanctuary

Plants in your deck or patio make the space look inviting. Hardscape features can look stiff and uncompromising, and adding plants can soften the hard edges.

The easiest way to do it is to use container gardens. You can go for bright tropical flowers that bloom in the summer (and simply move them indoors come winter). If you want to have something in bloom all year, perennials such as ice plants, peonies, and hydrangeas are the most popular options for the job. But here’s a safety caveat if you’re allergic to bee stings: steer clear of bee magnets (flowering plants) and go for foliage plants.

To create comfortable spaces outdoors, consider installing a shade tree that is relatively mess-free (doesn’t shed leaves like crazy). Japanese maples are of intermediate height at maturity, while Sunburst honey locusts are relatively less messy. For safety, avoid trees with an aggressive root system.

Go Big with a Pool

If you’re someone who enjoys throwing house parties or having friends and family come over, a pool is an investment you can look into. Pools are also great for quiet weekends, sunning on the patio and jumping into the water to cool off. Pools, though, can bring up safety issues if you have small children. What’s more, keeping your pool clean and the water fresh might eat up a lot of your time, so you’ll also need to carefully weigh the pros and cons before having one installed.

Or Start Small with a Pond

If you crave the calming effects of water but worry about the cost or maintenance, a pond or decorative water features are for you. Install a small koi pond or a granite water fountain (or both!) and find relaxation in the sounds made by their waters.

Upgrade your Patio Covers

What if your patio cover can do more than keep your furniture dry during the rainy season? Insulated patio covers protect your patio furniture from changing weather conditions, allow you to spend a comfortable time outdoors, as well as reduce your energy bill.

Ready for Beautiful and Functional Outdoor Spaces?

If you have always wanted an insulated patio roofing but wondered about the cost, contact Just Patios in Brisbane. As the go-to for quality Stratco and insulated patio roofing systems, we will be happy to discuss with you your options and to help you find the product that suits your lifestyle, needs, and budget!

We also feature other products that upgrade your outdoor space’s style, safety, function, and comfort. Call us at 1300 284 531 today or fill out our form and we’ll reach out to you the soonest time possible.

Extend the Living Space of Your Home with an Outdoor Patio Kitchen

The Brisbane climate is perfect for spending time outdoors. With the sunny climate and warm winters, it’s hardly surprising that homeowners love extending their homes to accommodate outdoor living. Having an outdoor entertainment area allows you to host dinner parties, summer BBQ’s and family gatherings while breathing in the fresh air of Mother Nature.

Due to the rise of outdoor living spaces, patio kitchens are becoming a hot trend in Brisbane’s house landscaping projects, and for good reason. They’re fun, functional and make summer entertaining a breeze.

The Benefits of Outdoor Patio Kitchens

  1. Additional cooking options – Creating a kitchen outdoors provides you with the flexibility to try out new techniques and cook healthier food. Outdoor ovens, grills and smokers bring out the fun side of cooking while keeping your interiors free from lingering odours. Grilled food is also less greasy and healthier because the fat drips off the meat when they’re grilled. 
  2. Extension of living/entertainment space – A top benefit of an outdoor kitchen is that it’s a perfect venue to entertain guests. A patio kitchen is ideal for hosting holiday parties, birthdays and other special events. Often, it can get crowded in an indoor kitchen whereas a patio has enough space for friends and family to spread out and socialise in a relaxed environment. When food is being grilled, guests can gather around the BBQ grill and catch up with each other while waiting for dinner. Outdoor kitchens also allow you to prepare meals while chatting with your guests, eliminating the need to run back inside the house for plates, utensils and beverages every other minute.
  3. Increases the value of your property – Nothing looks more appealing in a backyard than a beautiful and functional outdoor kitchen. If you’re looking to sell your property in the future, patio kitchens will make your house easier to market compared to other outdoor home improvement projects. They’re considered a luxury feature so they have high rates of return on investment, especially if they’re made with high-quality and weather-resistant materials.

Design Ideas for Your Outdoor Patio Kitchen

  • Flooring – Natural stone, brick, tile and concrete are great options for outdoor flooring. You don’t want high-maintenance flooring like hardwood outside so opt for materials that are stylish yet durable.
  • Roofing – Choosing the right roofing for your outdoor kitchen is vital in ensuring that your kitchen is protected from the elements. Just Patios offers a range of patio roofing solutions that keep outdoor spaces comfortable and leak-free. If you need polycarb roofing or insulated patio roofing at competitive costs, our strong and beautiful roofing systems will last for years.
  • Built-in cabinets and countertops – Don’t underestimate the need for cupboards outdoors or you’ll find yourself running back and forth between your outdoor and indoor kitchens. You’ll also need preparation spaces like countertops or an island. Make sure they’re durable enough to withstand changes in the weather.
  • Built-in or portable grill – Decide how large of a grill you’ll need for your patio and whether you want one that’s mobile or permanently positioned. You’ll need a larger size if you plan to cook for large crowds but if you’ll just cook for your family, invest in a smaller grill.

Remember patio kitchens are more than just having an oversized grill and a prep area. They can also be designed with stoves, fridges, pizza ovens, ice machines and accompanied by dining and seating areas.

Build Your Outdoor Patio Kitchen with Just Patios

Just Patios is a team of expert patio builders in Brisbane. With over a decade of experience in the business, we offer unparalleled levels of workmanship and customer care. Dedicated to providing our clients with products and services that improve their quality of life, we will help you build and install the outdoor patio kitchen of your dreams.

For more information and enquiries, contact us on 1300 284 531.

Design Ideas to Revamp Your Patio for Fun in the Sun

Is your patio looking outdated or neglected? Have you stopped using it as much as before? If you answered yes to either of the questions, then your patio might need redecorating.

Your patio is an extension of your indoor living environment. It’s a great place to read books, have a cup of tea or entertain guests. If you feel like it lacks function, style and comfort, here are some simple outdoor decor ideas to transform your patio and improve its ambience.

Install screens or enclosures

Screens give the illusion of an outdoor wall that will make you feel like your patio has become another indoor living area. They provide you with privacy from neighbours and additional shade during bright days.

If you want extra protection from outdoor elements, an enclosure allows you to enjoy your outdoor space without being plagued by bugs, insects and other pests. An enclosure is also a great feature that will make outside dining enjoyable and comfortable in any season, as it will protect you and your patio from difficult weather conditions.

Invest in new furniture pieces

Great furniture brings comfort and function to outdoor spaces. Spacious tables and a wicker sofa stocked with ample cushions can transform the patio into a second family room. When choosing furniture for your patio, purchase easy-to-care pieces that will look wonderful even with a bit of wear and tear. Most metal, cedar, teak and all-weather wicker pieces are unfazed by whatever nature throws their way.

Add a dash of colour with pillows, plants and accent rugs

Do you feel like your patio looks dull and boring? Sometimes, you only need a bit of colour to spruce it up. Add some patterned cushions to your seats, put a bright ornament on the table and place some vibrant potted plants. Patterned cushions add a rich layer of visual texture to a space with mostly solid-coloured furniture while bright trinkets and ornaments create focal points. Plants will also bring life to your patio and selecting decorative pots will turn the plants into statement pieces.

Additionally, area rugs will give your patio a splash of style. The rugs are an easy way to add some visual interest and warmth to the space. It doesn’t matter if you go with neutrals, solid colours, modern patterns or animal prints. Any type of rug is an excellent option if you want to enhance the look and feel of your patio.  

Upgrade your roofing

If your patio’s roof is too hot to relax under or it’s an old style with timber beams and corrugated iron, it might be time to upgrade to a roofing system that’s modern and keeps intense temperatures at bay. Insulated roofing works wonders for the aesthetics of your outdoor area, in addition to making it more comfortable. It acts like a force field against bad weather, providing you with a significant amount of control over the climate. With insulated roofing, you won’t have to worry about relaxing in your patio when the sun is at its peak because the panels will protect you from direct heat.

Quality Insulated Roofing Solutions from Just Patios

Want to enjoy your patio even during the hottest days of the year? Just Patios offers quality insulated roofing for patios that are worth the cost. The insulated panels are designed to be installed on any kind of suitable frame, providing homeowners with optimum comfort and lower heating costs in their outdoor living areas.

For more information and enquiries, contact us on 1300 284 531.