Sandra’s Gorgeous Backyard Makeover

Sandra’s Gorgeous Backyard Makeover

Contemplating a new outdoor entertaining area but don’t know where to start?

You could do a lot worse than look at Sandra’s fantastic new courtyard for inspiration.

Frustrated with the cramped and claustrophobic feel of the old courtyard, Sandra and her husband James decided it was time to go out with the old and in with the new!  This bold makeover took them the best part of a year, started from the ground up, and left little untouched.  It began by turning some of their garden bed area into living space, followed with some attractive new paving, was punctuated with a new water feature, and then finished with a well chosen set of furniture that complements the area impeccably, and provides a wonderfully liveable space that the whole family enjoys.

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For Sandra and James, this backyard remodelling was a long time in the making:

“My husband and I are retired and purchased our unit about 15 years ago.  The courtyard was never designed professionally and was rather small with large garden beds taking up valuable space. It was looking tired and needed a complete makeover.”

Growing weary of such a cramped courtyard, they both decided it was finally time to completely remodel the area:

“We redesigned the area ourselves with new paving and a water feature as the main focus.”

With the new paving in place, their space issues were sorted, and it was time for some furniture!  After all, what’s an outdoor entertaining area without somewhere to sit, relax, converse, and enjoy some finger food or refreshments?

“After visiting Outdoor Living Direct we knew exactly what outdoor furniture to buy to enhance the area.”

Sandra's Outdoor Living Area 2

Having worked out what the space needed, their shopping list included a pod chair, a swivel chair, outdoor tables, and a sofa set:

“The Hanging Pod was placed in the corner near the water feature and a Cupcake in the other corner, which complemented each other while being different. We then added small outdoor tables and a three piece lounge which made the courtyard perfect.”

It turns out that this stunning new space has some very wide cross-generational appeal, as Sandra and James are far from the only fans in the family:

“We also purchased a sun rocker chair which the grandkids love.”

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So what does Sandra have to say about shopping at Outdoor Living Direct?

“Over the past few months we have purchased from Outdoor Living Direct – Cupcake, Pod, 2 small tables and a beautiful outdoor 3 piece lounge together with a variety of cushions and features. You have also supplied weather covers for most of the items.”

“These items have complemented our Backyard Makeover which we have been working on for nearly 12 months.”

“We shopped around but always came back to you for variety, quality and price.”

“Thanks again for your great service and extensive range of outdoor furniture.”

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Thank you very much Sandra for showing us the stunning work you’ve done with your backyard, for taking us with you into the story behind it, and for your permission to share it with our readers!  It looks amazing and we wish you all the best for all the many splendid mornings, afternoons and evenings to be enjoyed in this spectacular outdoor space.

Have you done anything special with your outdoor area lately?  Feel like showing off something you’ve done with our furniture?  Feel free to get in touch with us at to have a chat about featuring your outdoor entertaining area on our website!

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