I am new to renovating outdoors and would like your opinion on my ideals for this small backyard. I am located in Gladesville, Sydney, and this is our first house.
The block is a battleaxe and at the moment this is our car park/ backyard at the rear of the house. We gain access through a right of carriageway that the back owner shares.
I would like to add the following. Some of this I can do, the others I will get professionals to do! I would like to complete in the following rough order.. The more expensive upgrades will come in time from a cash flow perspective.
Any ideas welcome and I appreciate your input!
Sounds like you are going to be very busy @hughs777. But I’m sure the ever-helpful Workshop community will be more than happy to assist along the way. It must be such an exciting time for you with your new house. Great to see all your ideas and photos.
Let me extend a very warm welcome to the community. We are looking forward to seeing you put your stamp on your house. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand.
Thanks mate! Yes, very busy but good to buy a house that needs a bit of love outside.
Ripping up and replacing all the paving will be expensive @hughs777.
I would definitely try cleaning them with high pressure and then using a paving paint. Not expensive and could really help transform the space.
Congrats on the new digs @hughs777! Lots of potential there too 😀
Succulents are always a winner for low maintenance and low water users.
Modular Walls are a great product/business for most fencing needs. You can DIY or have a local installer do it for you. Very good value for the quality you get. If you go for something cheaper (but obviously still great quality) Bunnings has a great range of privacy screens which you could leave bare (simple stain/paint) or grow creepers over them to add some green and life like what I did to hide my hot water systems. Simple and cost effective.
Keen to see how you go
Thanks, @Kermit! I agree, and I see the paving paint is quite good quality these days with different textures.
Looking forward to the easing of water restrictions on 1 March so I can do the high pressure~!
Thanks @ProjectPete ! Your work on the hot water systems looks great! Will keep you posted as I go along but agree with what you said! Cheers!