Alfresco is Italian for in the fresh air and in modern Australian home designs the term has come to be used to describe an indoor-outdoor area open to your garden or pool and fresh air and sheltered from the sun and rain. It’s an extension of the home and looks great with bi-folding doors opening out into your outdoor living space. Often an Alfresco roof will be joined to the roof of the existing house becoming part of it.
Gazebos are free standing structures found away from the house and sometimes next to pools which can be round, square, rectangular or octagonal in shape.
- Usually open on all or the majority of sides.
- Can be made to suit any home
- Bali huts would fall into this category
Patios are attached to house and cover an outdoor area similar to alfresco however patios are usually attached to the houses fascia and is more easily recognized as additional work.