I knew that I wanted to do crazy paving in our alfresco area as I wanted a finish that we could put straight over the existing concrete. We didn’t have to demolish any of it, which saved us time and money.
I pondered on the feature wall for a while before I settled on the battens and tiles. I was looking at using Porta timber but it was going to fall outside our budget. We used another pre-primed outdoor timber instead. We installed outdoor fibre cement sheeting to give the wall a flat surface for us to lay the tiles and put the battens up.
I opted to paint our outdoor setting instead of buying a new one. Even though it was seven years old, it was still in good condition. The refresh saved us a ton of money. I selected material to make new cushion covers and it looks completely different.
So happy with how it all turned out. I absolutely love the Porter's Paints colours on the garage door and our outdoor setting.
Before and after
More inspiration for outdoor areas
Workshop member craftyhopper created a serving area using Acacia Project Panels and a tiled splashback to make her outdoor entertaining space more practical.