Quick renovations to gift to yourself.
If you’re looking to give your home a quick makeover before the Christmas break hits, there are a few great home makeovers you can do for minimal money, to impress your guests when they arrive.
The outdoor shower
One of the greatest moves you will make if you spend a lot of time in your yard, is installing an outdoor shower. Not only is it a great addition for rinsing off after a swim if you have a pool, but it’s also quite a different feeling having a shower outside at night. It is also a really great way to cool off in summer if you don’t have a pool. Fitting an outdoor shower allows you to get back to nature, and you can create a space that is quite peaceful, with the right materials.
Three main things to consider with an outdoor shower are privacy, plumbing and waste water management. The best way to approach the installation is by hiring a professional for the job. If you are just installing a cold shower, your local builder can get the parts and adjust existing taps to suit, however if you require hot water to run to the shower, you may need to have a plumber’s help on the project. The element of privacy can be incorporated into the rest of your home easily, or can be a standalone building of sorts. Raw or oiled timbers look great as privacy surrounds of an outdoor shower, however if you want it to blend, your builder can help with that. Water management is important, so you may need some form of drainage or a pump system, depending on the location of the outdoor shower. A small pump like those used in fish ponds can be used to pump waste water to your gardens, and drainage can take it directly to your sewer as well.
Installing a great BBQ preparation area will make Christmas day gatherings even better. Creating a great solid base is important, so chat to your local bayside builder about how to achieve the best results. Using bricks, timber or blocks are just three ways you can create a sturdy structure that will last a long time. Bench tops and preparation areas can have a number of different surfaces including polished, stained, painted or oiled timbers. You can also use stainless steel for prep surfaces to add the extra element of hygiene and style. You can easily create great storage when building your barbecue station, so ask for some professional advice on how to achieve this.
Outdoor furniture can fade quickly if you don’t spend big dollars, and it is very easily ruined in the harsh Queensland climate, so building outdoor furniture from hardy materials will create a space that you can be sure will last for a long time. Using recycled timbers will save you money, and with the right touch, can look amazing. At LimeTree Constructions we are very experienced in customising outdoor spaces to suit your needs. We can source recycled or new materials, and custom install to your specification. Imagine being able to seat your whole family without needing to source extra seating from the shed each time they arrive.
Call Joseph today to see how you can renovate between now and Christmas.