Outdoor living ideas with alfresco products

There is nothing better than eating outside in the spring and summer. Soothing sights and sounds of nature surrounding you are the fastest way to lift our spirits and feel like we have stepped into a luxurious vacation, just in time to have dinner.


For those lucky enough to have a large patio, porch or terrace, setting up a functional and festive space to relax and enjoy the good weather with the children (or a few cocktails) is child’s play, just as simple as playing on a couch. Learn more about creating a space with a table or bench, a built-in bar, or even a complete cabin.


But whatever your space (and your budget), the effect is the same: right outside your door you feel right at home. These are some of the favourite outdoor spaces with plenty of patio design ideas you can try out using outdoor living items from Alfresco.


Potential themes or ideas for your outdoor living arrangement


Simple and clean

For this feature you can have an integrated lounge chair that has both a luxurious look and space-saving features, and quickly an integrated lounge becomes our favourite comeback. become one of the trends in the kitchen. So it’s no wonder that one of the coolest patio trends that you can have this season is the arrival of outdoor loungers. With simple outdoor living decor, you can easily upgrade your outdoor dining area (and add seating for surprise guests).


Boho living

If this space were a living room, a bohemian bingo would actually be a chalkboard. Turkish rugs, Shibori indigo cushions and, of course, rattan are in considerable numbers. It’s true that all of these ‘Instagrammable’ objects appear indoors, but they are not on the patio. That’s why you would love this comfortable and unique space.


 Keep your bar stocked

No outdoor gathering is complete without a refreshing cocktail. Accept medieval design beliefs and choose an outdoor bar cart to complete your patio setup. This version is equipped with oversized wheels that allow you to easily pass from the garden to the lawn by the pool.


Get humorous

There is a reason it is called “joy under the sun”. Even if you are planning on using the patio for a rustic and appropriate garden party, it’s perfectly fine to add some whimsical touches to show your uniqueness. A footed table with unique legs is a perfect example of this.


Get influenced by Hollywood

Speaking of keeping things prim and proper – You can have a beautiful setup that surrounds the pool area (with cabanas!) and it will remind you of something in old Hollywood history. When designing your patio or dining room, grab some tips from the heyday of outdoor relaxation, and you’re glad you did.


Use your space wisely

Working with a limited amount of tile or concrete backyard? You can define the space and add it to its comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.


Get materials that shine

In a space surrounded by nature, you can make children furniture based on looks of nature of many different materials and textures. You can always add other decor that you think helps to ensure that the space achieves this and has a huge effect. Plastered benches, stone fireplaces and whitewashed planters make it easy to capture the natural atmosphere.


Remember to create a space for you with Alfresco!


These are just ideas or themes you can use for your outdoor living arrangement. Browse your local Alfresco in Melbourne and see what items you can find that help to capture whatever theme or idea you want to capture. You can also have your alfresco area designed by Homestyle Living.




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How to build a house today

The beauty of my work is to be able to make people’s dreams and life plans come true , in the private and professional sphere, through the construction and renovation of civil and industrial buildings.

I like to interface with people, and this approach is perhaps the result of the historicity of the family business , which I have breathed since childhood. The company was founded in Rossano Veneto in 1937, and since then it has always been involved in carrying out many projects, private and public, for the town and surroundings.

Thanks to the experience of my staff, they also contributed to the reconstruction of the town in Emilia after the violent earthquake. On that occasion I experienced first hand the potential of the service I give to people with my specialty in the construction sector .

My work is therefore a means, and to make sure that every customer is happy with the work we do, we continuously train and above all we talk to the people we meet, meeting their needs.

Now that I have told you about the passion for my work that distinguishes me, I am happy to give you some tips on how to build a new house , which I hope will help you orient yourself immediately and make it easier for you to contact your designer or builder.

The key word when building a new home is planning . Yes, you have to organize yourself to face the bureaucratic process.

I will briefly summarize the salient passages for you:

  • building land : the first thing you need to do is have a land where you can build your new house, and it must be evaluated as building land and for this you need an expert opinion at the technical office of the municipality where you will build, to establish the volume of the house;
  • documents for the municipality : once you have purchased the land, you must provide the municipality with the documents of the purchase of the land and that of the start of work
  • verification of the cadastral and / or urban planning situation , which you will have to entrust to a technician. You will thus be able to obtain the certification of urban destination;
  • deed by the notary : for the deed and the various practices, after you have obtained the certification of the urban destination;
  • permission to build , do not forget about this important document. It is usually prepared by an engineer, architect or surveyor, who, after having examined the feasibility of the works, prepares the documents that you will have to present in common to obtain the permit.
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Building a new home: 5 tips from an expert builder

Building a new home is the dream of many people and especially of young people of the new generation, who are about to face a life project together, cohabitation or marriage.

The collective belief that building a new house has a high cost has now become consolidated. but nowadays there are many solutions on the market that allow the construction of low cost properties , for example with a prefabricated house, or a wooden house – biohaus.

If you’re inquiring about building a new home , you’ve probably heard of low-cost homes, but choosing a cheaply built home could also be a double-edged sword if you’re not familiar with the materials. that are used and the implementation procedures.

Sometimes it is more convenient to build a traditional brick house rather than a prefabricated house. You must have in mind the type of house you want to build , starting with parameters such as surface and anti-seismic functionality, thermal insulation, quality systems.

Then, a comparison with an expert technician in the sector is recommended, who will advise you freely.

It is precisely to clarify that we at asked Matteo Bisinella , owner of a historic Venetian building construction company, to contribute to our blog by giving you who are reading some tips on building new homes. , which every client should keep in mind in order to have a house built with intelligence and parsimony. I leave the floor to Matteo. Enjoy the reading!

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