Goodbye cabin fever and hello spring fever! After spending the winter months cooped up indoors, we’re welcoming the spring sunshine and longer days with open arms. It’s hard to beat a sun-soaked weekend spent with friends over a good backyard barbecue, so now’s the perfect time to get your outdoor garden or entertaining area sorted.


With such a large network of offices in every part of the country, the First National Real Estate team have seen a fair few outdoor spaces from luxe resort-style courtyards that look like they’ve jumped out of a magazine, to sophisticated city patios, awe-inspiring backdrops, and Aussie family classics – we’ve collated a handful of our favourites, along with a few tips to help you create the perfect outdoor sanctuary this spring.


27 Jeanette Street East Ryde NSW 2113

This is an outdoor space that lets you have it all! The kids and pets can roam in the oversized, fully fenced resort-style yard while the adults enjoy al fresco dining on the chic tiled terrace.


The Great Outdoors


4 Rehn Court Redwood Park SA 5097

Featuring the Aussie family dream essentials of a landscaped, low maintenance garden, plenty of space for the kids to play and a fabulous barbecue area for entertaining, the common theme we see is making good use of space and the all-important functional spacious barbeque area!


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1 Fourth Avenue Raymond Island VIC 3880

If you have the space, try lining your outdoor living area for privacy with native trees to your area, like the beautiful gum trees featured at this property. A truly dreamy spot for casual beachside barbecues, seekers of space and serenity rejoice – this property is still on the market.


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2 Archers Road Franklin TAS 7113

This beauty presents over 20 varieties of fruit and citrus trees, berries, and a huge vegetable garden. With the opportunity to make your outdoor space self-sufficient, in time you’ll be handpicking an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables!


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150 Railway Terrace Margaret River WA 6285

Mature, easy-care natives frame this generously proportioned backyard. Throw in extensive verandas, a paved patio entertaining space and a cute vegetable patch to complete the picture.


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25 Durobby Drive Currumbin Valley QLD 4223

Perch amongst the trees and get that tranquil holiday feeling all year round with lush landscaped grounds and thoughtful lighting. If the spacious balconies aren’t enough, you can even retreat to the serenity of the private deck detached from the main house.


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Gone are the days of a modest porch and an oversized washing line consuming your backyard. Instead, think of your outdoor area becoming an extension of your living space – with lighting, furniture, and functionality to match. Consider these tips to make the most out of your outdoor living.


Functionality first  it might sound boring, but considering functionality upfront is key to getting the most out of your outdoor space. Avid entertainers should focus on creating an enticing dining area (think fit for purpose lighting and a spacious table), while young families may prefer a built-in sandpit and casual, comfy lounging spaces.


Whatever the weather – think carefully about how you can make the most of your outdoor living space all year round with appropriate ventilation, heating, lighting, and rain cover.


Ready set grow – whether you can squeeze in a small container garden, some ornamental potted citrus or a mini orchard, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of popping into your garden and harvesting some homegrown goodness.


Don’t skimp on the finishing touches – while the minimalism trend is here to stay, outdoor décor can really turn your space from something purely functional into an enticing retreat. Fairy lights, plush cushions in natural fabrics, inviting hammocks and potted greenery can make all the difference. There’s so many ways to enhance your outdoor living space, but remember, little things can make all the difference when it comes to being ready to host your next backyard barbeque.


Well-kept gardens and outdoor living spaces may help to attract the sale price you are looking for. If you are considering listing your property this spring call on your local First National Real Estate office for a free valuation.


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