It’s that time of year again – the chill is gone, and the sun is bringing joy back to the lives of even the moodiest of Melbournians. How can we make the most of this Spring/Summer season? By creating an outdoor space that is sure to make your house the place to be!

Indoor-outdoor living is a quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle, so we have compiled a list of ways to help you create an enviable outdoor space.

BBQs & Pizza Ovens

“Chuck some snags on the barbie!” It might be a cliché, but there is nothing more comforting than a classic summer barbeque. At Home Innovations, we have Australia’s best barbeques and outdoor kitchens. Blue Tongue BBQs is a family-run company that design barbeques and outdoor kitchens specifically for the Australian conditions – no risk of rusting, even in salty seaside air.

If you’re looking for something a little more continental (but just as versatile), you might want to consider a pizza oven. We have a number of companies on display at Home Innovations, who are all sure to exceed your expectations. Buschbeck is another family operated company, producing BBQs, pizza ovens and firepits (and more)!

E-Thermall is an Australian company, manufacturing traditional outdoor wood-fired ovens, along with a wide variety of outdoor cooking and decorative products.

Swimming Pools

Why trek to the crowded, sandy beaches when you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the comfort of your own backyard? There are so many options available out there, that having a pool is achievable in even small backyard. Leisure Pools have a wide range of pools and spas, available in loads of colours and sizes, making it possible to turn your dreams of having your own swimming pool into a reality.

If you’re after something a bit more custom or designer, then Select Outdoor Solutions should definitely be at the front of your mind. In addition to creating gorgeous designer swimming pools, they are also experts in creating divinely landscaped spaces, to make your backyard feel like your own oasis.

Saunas & Hot Tubs

In addition to being an amazing way to relax, saunas have been found to have multiple health benefits. Some studies have indicated that these benefits can include detoxification, stress management, improved immune function and improved sleep! Here at Home Innovations, you can check out the products by Phenix Saunas. They have a range of custom-built saunas, as well as a range of self-assembly saunas, ensuring that any home can have a little slice of heaven of its own. If saunas aren’t your vibe, Phenix also has a range of hot tubs – something to suit everyone!

Outdoor Heating & Cooling

It might be heading into the warmer months, but Melbournian’s know that the weather can change on a dime. Sweltering heat can turn into frosty winds in just a matter of hours, so its important to be prepared for any eventuality. SBH Solutions also have different options for people wanting to either warm up or cool down. With infrared heating options as well as misting systems, you’ll be covered no matter what Melbourne’s climate throws at you!