Blinds give flex­i­bil­ity to out­door space

Home­own­ers are blur­ring the lines be­tween what’s in­doors and what’s out­doors

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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, aus­tralianout­door­liv­

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