I think it’s fair to say that all of us, almost without exception, would like to have a backyard that is not only fit for purpose from a functional perspective but also looks good. There are many ways to improve the appearance of our typical backyard at home and believe it or not they needn’t cost the earth!

Decking has always been a popular feature in backyards across Australia and in other parts of the world, and this is for good reason. Not only is it hard wearing, it is also much more attractive than the old bog-standard concrete offerings from years gone by. The timber decking Melbourne residents get through Market Timbers are good examples of how good quality timber can really impress. These decking timbers are available in variety of woods and a variety of styles and include but are not limited to:

  • Spotted Gum
  • Merbau
  • Jarrah

Grey or Red Iron Bark

The above list is not exhaustive, and a great quality timber merchant will usually be able to provide you with tips and advice based on the characteristics of your property, personal taste and budget.

FURNITURE FOR YOUR DECKING

The furniture options for your new decking are almost endless. A few well-placed chairs, parasols, a table and the good old barbie are just a few of the things you can consider. Providing the furniture that you chose is comfortable, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy it all year round. Cheaper than an extension or loft conversion, you have effectively added another room to your house for relatively small outlay. If you are running a bit low on inspiration, feel free to approach your local timber merchant and ask for recommendations, they’re usually more than happy to help.

The above list is not exhaustive, and a great quality timber merchant will usually be able to provide you with tips and advice based on the characteristics of your property, personal taste and budget.

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OTHER IDEAS THAT CAN IMPROVE THE LOOK OF YOUR BACKYARD

Once the decking is in place and looking good, you can then think about other additions that can bring the rest of the backyard up to the level of your new decking. You might be thinking about the surrounding garden in general. There are several landscaping experts who can provide you with the help you need. A rockery or concrete flowerpots surrounding the decking area are relatively cheap options that can really make a difference. You may also want to consider a new pave cut garden pathway complete with under lights, this will truly make your outdoor space a place worth being and seeing!

BUDGET

If you have an unlimited budget, the sky really is the limit. A new swimming pool, a jacuzzi and specially selected imported trees are all within reach providing you have the budget and space. But, even if you’re not a multimillionaire, you can still improve the appearance of your backyard with the right suppliers and a little time and effort.

Remember, the foundation of a decent backyard starts with the decking. Get this right and the rest will follow. Your trusted local timber supplier will be able to help you get the wheels in motion.

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Ways To Improve Your Backyard

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