At this time of year, we’re all doing everything we can to spend the maximum amount of time possible outdoors. And the great news is, making the most of your garden is easy with a deck. Enabling you to increase your indoor, outdoor living and entertaining space, as well as taking your garden to a whole new level, the right deck, with the right planning will be a great, long term investment.
But which decking option would work best for you?
Yellow balau decking is a fabulous way to transform your outdoors. An affordable hardwood, yellow balau is similar in many ways to teak, which of course has been the quintessential decking wood since decks first appeared on the scene.
The thing about yellow balau that makes it special is that it’s a completely natural product that has a high oil content, just like teak. This high oil content makes it naturally resistant to the likes of extreme weather, bugs and damage from warping or twisting. A really dense wood, you’ll see it used regularly in all sorts of outdoor furnishings and decoration. A highly affordable option to boot, if you choose yellow balau for your decking you’ll get years of pleasure from your transformed outdoors space without having to bankrupt yourself in the process.
Here are just some ideas to make yellow balau work for you:
Yellow balau to transform small outdoor spaces
The great thing about yellow balau is that it’s light, and cleverly creates an illusion of space. What this means is that you don’t need an acre and a half of garden to look as if you have more space than you really have.
When you choose this decking option, even the smallest of terraces, gardens or balconies will take on a whole new look. Even doing simple things like changing the direction of the decking boards, you can achieve a look of even more space. For example, along a narrow space, you could run the boards lengthways along the long side of your space, rather than along the short side, creating a real eye tricking look.
Thereafter, choosing furnishings that are in proportion with the size of your decking space is a great way to make sure you don’t make mistakes, but adding a couple of over-sized items can work really well too. So if you have a small space and really want to make the most of it, why not get creative and see what you can achieve?
Yellow balau to add a real focal point to large outdoor spaces
Equally if you have a large garden, yellow balau is a great choice. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, then this decking option will give you a great surround where you can relax and have fun without worrying about damage from splashes.
Alternatively, if you want to add extra space to entertain, the perfect way to do so is to add a yellow balau deck to take either your kitchen or your lounge outdoors. Planning your decking this way won’t use up too much of your garden but will give you lots of bang for your buck when it comes to entertaining and relaxing space. No matter whether you allow your kitchen or your lounge to spill outdoors in the form of a deck, you’ll suddenly feel a real sense of space and freedom, for a relatively small investment.
These are just some of the reasons why more and more people are getting creative with decks.
Great furnishing ideas when you choose yellow balau
Outdoor furnishing comes in a whole array of styles these days and for even the most modest of budgets you can create a real style statement. You could choose to go designer minimalist with either plastics or steels or continue the yellow balau theme into your furniture. Either way, you know you can make a big impact without investing a fortune.
If you’d like to see our yellow balau decking for yourself, why not come along to our London showroom or order a free sample by clicking the grey button on the product page of our website? We just know you won’t be disappointed and what’s more, at the time of writing all our hardwood decking has 20% off – so what are you waiting for?