Blinds give flexibility to outdoor space
Homeowners are blurring the lines between what’s indoors and what’s outdoors
Outdoor blinds are top of the wishlist for Queensland homeowners with Australian Outdoor Living reporting the blinds as their current highest selling product.
Australian Outdoor Living CEO Chris Taylor said with property prices increasing and block sizes shrinking, homeowners were forced to be savvy in how they maximised their liveable space.
“Many of our customers use products such as outdoor blinds, to close in their patios and add whole new rooms to their homes,” he said. “Outdoor blinds can add functionality to areas of the backyard that were previously under-utilised.
“They block out wind, stop UV rays and provide shelter from the rain.”
Mr Taylor said the backyard was no longer just the dog’s house and patch of lawn to kick the footy.
“More homeowners are looking to create a seamless transition from indoors to their outdoor entertaining areas,” he said. “Ten, or even five, years ago your entertaining area was a barbecue and an outdoor setting. Today, outdoor areas bring together spas, outdoor kitchens, audio and visual entertainment systems, and even heating and cooling.”
Mr Taylor said there were always new outdoor living trends emerging with a new style, colour or completely new product just around the corner.
“Homeowners are pushing the boundaries and blurring the lines between what’s indoors and outdoors,” he said. Mr Taylor said that as the weather heated up, so too had sales of outdoor living products.
“Our order book is continually growing. The strong local real estate market has given people confidence to invest,” he said. “They are opting to add value with renovations.” Australian Outdoor Living is located in Loganholme, australianoutdoorliving.com.au