Whether you’re looking to build an additional living space or want to establish a new area to entertain guests, transforming your unused backyard into an Alfresco dining and entertainment spot is a popular solution! Our Gold Coast Refresh alfresco and outdoor builders can help you create indoor-outdoor flow and build an outdoor area ideal for any occasion. They will provide you with bespoke designs and end-to-end project management, while ensuring your renovation project is completed on-budget and on-time, leaving you to focus on more important tasks or relax!
With a sub-tropical climate, Gold Coast enjoys around 300 days of sunshine per year! In recent years, many homeowners have decided to take advantage of this by creating an outdoor area to socialise in throughout the year.
Long gone are the days where a BBQ in your backyard qualified as outdoor cooking. Some of the most popular trends include transforming backyards into an elegant alfresco eatery, complete with an oven, fireplace, and sophisticated outdoor furniture.
Outdoor kitchens are dependent on budget, size of the area, and the number of people you wish to entertain. They can include pizza ovens that add a rustic charm, a fireplace to create a cozy ambience, and heating for the cooler days.
For more extensive approaches, Gold Coast homeowners install outdoor flooring, improving the indoor-outdoor floor of their homes, essentially extending their living space. Many decide to add outdoor coverage such as opening louvre roofs to offer shelter from rain and sun, ensuring their alfresco area can be used all year round!
Others opt to install ceiling fans, TVs, and high-end outdoor lighting, making the possibilities endless! If you’re having a tough time deciding all the additions to your outdoor entertainment area, our Renovation Consultants are happy to help you figure out what is ideal for your situation and lifestyle.
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The amount it costs to renovate or build an alfresco dining and entertainment area depends on several variables as each project is unique and comes with its own needs and challenges.
However, based on our completed projects in your area, we estimate basic alfresco projects to start from around $40,000. This type of renovation may include a covered BBQ area, or an outdoor lounge with a screen for privacy.
More luxurious designs that include louvre roofs, decks, and outdoor fireplaces are likely to exceed $90,000.
Alfresco areas which are high up, include a closed roof, exceed height and distance regulations or are attached to a house may require planning permission and/or a building permit.
Your Renovation Consultant will take care of any and all council requirements, whether through a Developmental Application with your local council or a Complying Development System.
Our renowned process is designed to provide you with timely expert advice regarding council requirements for your specific alfresco build. By taking this approval process off your plate, we guarantee to make the process as stress-free as possible for you.
Refresh will provide you with a single point of contact that will hire all subcontractors and designers, taking all the stress and work off your plate. We will provide expert advice on everything, from layout to which materials to use. For example, materials can have a huge impact on the life of your outdoor area. Hardwood timbers and composite decking is durable and therefore lasts a very long time.
We will take care of your entire project from beginning to end and make sure it is completed on time, on budget, and to the highest standards.
To find out how much your outdoor renovation project is going to cost and how our Refresh Gold Coast team can make the process as straightforward as possible, get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant for a free consultation!