the back deck

Inside Out (Australia) - - Renovation -

“The bal­cony out the back is dan­ger­ous,” says Wayd. “It’s been tiled over at some point and the rain­wa­ter pools on the tiles, which means the tim­ber un­der­neath has been slowly rot­ting over time. It also has a re­ally low roof that makes it feel claus­tro­pho­bic and not an invit­ing place to sit, which is crazy con­sid­er­ing the view. The best idea would be to take it down and start again. We could make it a bit wider and if the ceil­ing was a me­tre higher there would be a nice gen­er­ous space out here, which would im­prove the out­look from the rooms in­side. Rod­ney says it of­ten gets over 40°C here in the sum­mer so ad­justable alu­minium lou­vres above would be a great ad­di­tion. They pro­vide a great block­out in sum­mer and you can open them up to make the most of the mag­i­cal win­ter sun.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.