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If you look at the Outside Concepts website and blog, you’ll notice many references to custom patios. What does this mean and why do we believe customised outdoor areas are the best solution?

Custom patio v off the shelf patio

Before we get into the details about what a custom patio is, let’s that a quick look at the alternative, which is an off the shelf patio.

An off the shelf patio essentially means one that you can buy prefabricated and ready to ‘bolt on’ to your home or backyard. Generally, the shape will be square or rectangle, the size will be fixed and it will only be available in the materials it comes with. In other words, you’ll have little or no ability to customise, except for possibly the colours and that’s not always a given.

There are several issues if you are considering an off the shelf patio for your Melbourne home. Firstly, from a practicality standpoint, it’s likely it won’t meet your requirements because it wasn’t built for you, it was built for the mass market. From a style perspective it’s also likely to miss the mark and will end up looking like it was tacked on to your home.

A custom patio, as the name implies, is one that is built specifically for you and your needs. You have total input into your patio, including what materials you use, the size and shape of your patio, the colours and what features you want to include, such as a ceiling, integrated lighting, an outdoor kitchen or outdoor blinds.

With a custom Melbourne patio, the only things holding you back will be your imagination (or the imagination of your patio builder) and the amount of money you have to spend.

From a style perspective, a well-designed and built custom patio will always win out because it’s been built for your home. It will integrate seamlessly with your home and provide a unique outdoor living space that looks as good as it performs.

A custom patio that’s made for your Bayside Melbourne home

Another point when comparing off the shelf patios with custom patios, particularly if you live in an area like the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne, is that a custom patio will almost always add more value to your home. With the market in this area generally among the strongest in Melbourne and indeed Australia, this could mean adding many tens of thousands of dollars to the price of your home when it comes time to sell.

If you live in the Bayside area of Melbourne, the person to help with your custom patio is David Buntin from Outside Concepts. He has the experience, knowledge and imagination to build the perfect patio for you and your home.

As David says on his website page, “We pride ourselves on delivering the best custom designed and built outside structures to suit the exact requirements of clients. Our decks, carports, patios, verandahs and pergolas are as individual as you are.”

Contact Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 and start planning for your custom Melbourne patio today.

Life’s too short to compromise. Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.

A well-designed custom patio for your Melbourne home will always be the best option.
A well-designed custom patio for your Melbourne home will always be the best option.