Ways to upgrade your backyard

Ways to upgrade your backyard

As the temperature rises and the sun sticks around, you’ll find yourself paying more attention to your backyard. The warm weather makes spending time in your outdoors more appealing – but your backyard itself may not offer the same appeal.

If your backyard looks worse for wear, an upgrade may be on the cards. Now is a great time to observe your outdoor area and see what is missing. A new modern aesthetic? A practical space to chill out and soak in the sun? There’s so much potential you could achieve!


Add a rustic courtyard

Ways to upgrade your backyard

Have spare space in your backyard? Spruce it up with a quaint rustic courtyard. Nothing beats a quiet area to enjoy a book or a shady relaxing spot.

The ultimate courtyard element is the paving that you incorporate into the area. A stepping stone pathway that leads up to the space is one of the many ways you can add rustic paving to your outdoor space. This is a great way to establish a subtle yet tasteful pathway. 

For the courtyard itself, cobblestone paving or permeable pavers will create an authentic European vibe. 

We have a beautiful selection of cobblestone and permeable pavers available. Varying in colours, you’ll be sure to find a product to suit your backyard. We also have a wide range of stepping stone pavers available to view.

To further enhance the space, add a firepit or a wooden bench to lean into the rustic vibe you want.


Renovate the pool area

Ways to upgrade your backyard

If your pool area has seen better days, it could be time for a major facelift. Depending on the pool style and the vision you have in mind, you could go for a total makeover, changing the interior and exterior.

For around the pool, a simple change in flooring could be a huge game changer. After a while, the tiles or pavers in your pool area could start to break, rise or wear. Remove the existing floor and introduce high-quality stone pavers as the replacement. 

Natural stone is a fantastic choice for pool areas. Not only are they salt-resistant, but they are perfect for high-traffic areas and don’t retain heat, making it comfortable to walk barefoot.

We offer a wide selection of natural stone pavers and coping, perfect for a pool area. Speak to our experts to find the right paver for your property.


Install an indoor outdoor area

Ways to upgrade your backyard

Are you looking to transform your backyard completely? Extending your build to feature an indoor-outdoor space may be what your home needs. Ideal for those looking to entertain, an indoor-outdoor area is the perfect blend of comfort from the inside with outdoor exposure.

For a fully functioning space, create a large entertaining area with an outdoor kitchen, bar fridge and all, with outdoor fans and heaters to provide temperate control. Even better if it overlooks the pool so you can chill out while keeping an eye on the little ones.

To create a relaxing indoor outdoor area, choose a quality floor that seamlessly connects the interior and exterior spaces. A safe choice? Natural stone pavers. Natural stone is used for both interior and exterior purposes, but it is also low-maintenance, making it the perfect choice.

With a wide variety of stone pavers, our team can help you find the right choice for your property.


At Outdoor & General, we have an impressive range of natural stone pavers that can be viewed at our Sydney-based showroom. Used for various applications, we can help you change your backyard area completely.

Visit us or head to our website to explore our range.