How to choose an Alfresco design


Choosing the right alfresco design for your property

There are a lot of methods which you can use to cover your alfresco area from the blistering Sydney sunlight and also provide a cool area for you and your family to relax in. As the addition of an Alfresco area would be considered a major construction project by most people, it’s important to consult a professional to discuss the best way to approach the project to ensure that you’re doing it as safely, quickly and cost efficient as possible.

As there are many different alfresco designs to choose from, it’s important to firstly decide which option is best for you. You should be asking questions like “what is my budget?”, “how much space do I have to work with?”, “do I want an enclosed cover or open cover?” and many more. For example, if you’re after an enclosed cover to escape the outside elements as much as possible, then a sunroom, screened cover or glass room may be the best option for you. However if you’d like the cover to be open to the outside elements, then you’d probably want to look at options such as a pergola awning or a solid patio awning with fans and downlights.

1. What is my budget?

Most people prefer not to share the budget they have in mind with Alfresco builders as it may influence the negotiations on price. However, this can also create a false sense of budget which can cause problems for your builder. Sharing your budget and working with your builder with the goal to build a beautiful Alfresco Area can not only save you money but also result in a better outcome.

2. What space do I have to work with?

Being realistic about the area you would like to convert into an Alfresco Area can make all the difference to the outcome. Quite often people perceive an outdoor area that is larger than required to be ideal, however in the majority of cases actually standing within an Alfresco Area can give you a good idea of the space. Visit the Hi-Craft showroom to get a good idea on space.

3. Talk to an expert

Contact Hi-Craft Home Improvements today to book a design consultation and get some expert advice.

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