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1 Sep 20

The Great Outdoors In Your Own Backyard!

Goodbye cabin fever and hello spring fever! After spending the winter months cooped up indoors, we’re welcoming the spring sunshine and longer days with open arms. It’s hard to beat a sun-soaked weekend spent with friends over a good backyard barbecue, so now’s the perfect time to get your outdoor garden or entertaining area sorted.

With such a large network of offices in every part of the country, the First National Real Estate team have seen a fair few outdoor spaces from luxe resort-style courtyards that look like they’ve jumped out of a magazine, to sophisticated city patios, awe-inspiring backdrops, and Aussie family classics – we’ve collated a handful of our favourites, along with a few tips to help you create the perfect outdoor sanctuary this spring.


6 Marmont Place, Lysterfield -  Undercover entertaining patio via the double café sliding doors off the dining area, is perfect for the year-round entertainment with the built in BBQ and heated spa.


73 Matters Road, Pakenham Upper  - The 8.8H has birds-eye views of Phillip Island and Cardinia Reservoir plus several sheds and outbuildings, fenced paddocks, dam, and the fern gully boasting a spring, beautiful varieties of gums and ferns, you can wander around for ages exploring here.


184 Swales Road, Macclesfield - Which spot will I relax in today? The back deck, front verandah, the lawn, pergola or maybe throw a line in the creek on my rear boundary and catch a nice local trout.


Gone are the days of a modest porch and an oversized washing line consuming your backyard. Instead, think of your outdoor area becoming an extension of your living space – with lighting, furniture, and functionality to match. Consider these tips to make the most out of your outdoor living.

Functionality first  it might sound boring, but considering functionality upfront is key to getting the most out of your outdoor space. Avid entertainers should focus on creating an enticing dining area (think fit for purpose lighting and a spacious table), while young families may prefer a built-in sandpit and casual, comfy lounging spaces.

Whatever the weather – think carefully about how you can make the most of your outdoor living space all year round with appropriate ventilation, heating, lighting, and rain cover.

Ready set grow – whether you can squeeze in a small container garden, some ornamental potted citrus or a mini orchard, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of popping into your garden and harvesting some homegrown goodness.

Don’t skimp on the finishing touches – while the minimalism trend is here to stay, outdoor décor can really turn your space from something purely functional into an enticing retreat. Fairy lights, plush cushions in natural fabrics, inviting hammocks and potted greenery can make all the difference. There’s so many ways to enhance your outdoor living space, but remember, little things can make all the difference when it comes to being ready to host your next backyard barbeque.

Well-kept gardens and outdoor living spaces may help to attract the sale price you are looking for. If you are considering listing your property this spring call Ranges First National Real Estate for a free valuation.

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