THE idea of the outdoor space as an extension of the home is more popular than ever, according to Laminex marketing manager, Joanna Baker, who says that the line between indoor and outdoor design is blurring.
The trend for being able to enjoy our outdoor spaces regardless of the weather looks set to continue, with attractive outdoor rooms, containing more decorative design features such as weather-proof artwork, wall-hung plants or “green walls” and sturdy outdoor rugs, growing in popularity.
“Outdoor living is no longer just having a drink or enjoying a meal around an outdoor table,” she says.
“We’re seeing homeowners and renovators incorporate the design elements of their interiors outside.”
People are choosing elements such as built-in seating, kitchens and bars, as well as freestanding outdoor tables in durable materials such as woodgrain-effect laminates for their outdoor room.
“Offering the look of timber, but without the maintenance required to keep it looking its best, we have a range of mid-toned woodgrain-effect laminates to create outdoor tables, seating and a whole lot more for an alfresco area fit to entertain family and friends,” says Joanna.