Superb Summer Soiree

Renovating Your way to a Superb Summer Soiree


Porcelain pavers and height-adjustable pedestals are the keys to renovating your way to a superb summer soiree.

Now that summer is here, after a crisp, wet spring and a long, chilly winter, it’s time to start sprucing up long-neglected gardens and balconies to create perfect spaces for outdoor soirees with families and friends. In addition to giving your plants some love, getting the lawn looking perfect and a good spring clean, you may also want to consider an outdoor renovation to transform the space into an entertainer’s dream.

According to Beaumont Tiles’ design specialist Rachel Gilding, now is a great time to “leap into a backyard renovation” to ensure it’s ready for the social season. “Doing a spruce-up can take your backyard from drab to fab, after which you can put your feet up, relax with friends and enjoy your efforts — and the summer sun,” she says.

To help inspire a reno and fast-track your summer makeover, Rachel shares two style-forward tricks. The first is “Pompeii all the way”. The natural earth colouring, elegant demeanour and durability of Pompeii Travertine make it the perfect choice for everything from outdoor patios to poolside pathways — also indoor living spaces that flow to the outside.

Natural travertine does require ongoing maintenance, which can be a problem for busy families. The answer is to use a stone emulation paver like Pompeii Travertine. “Thanks to digital printing technologies, you can easily blend the beauty of natural stone with the durability and low-maintenance benefits of porcelain 20mm pavers,” says Rachel. “And when it comes to a summer reno, there is only one word — Pompeii. This gorgeous range of travertine emulation porcelain pavers is timeless.”

Pompeii boasts 24 faces, meaning no two tiles per box look the same, and it comes in two shades: the lovely light-coloured Crema and the slightly darker Grigio. “Pompeii in 9.5mm thickness also comes with Beaumont’s latest exclusive development in tile glazing technology — Microtec. This is activated when wet to provide high slip resistance, no matter how smooth the tiles.”

Rachel’s second trick is to “put it on a pedestal”. Whether opting for Pompeii or another 20mm porcelain paver, homeowners and renters can quickly and easily refresh their outdoor spaces with Beaumont’s new pedestal system.

“Beaumont’s KEKSIÄ pedestals are perfect for those looking for a quick win for an outdoor decking area, balcony or courtyard and are great for renters,” says Rachel. “The height-adjustable pedestals, coupled with most 20mm porcelain pavers, make creating patios, water features and functional terrace courtyards easy — there’s no need for expensive structural work or a permanent structure.

“What also makes this so impressive is that the system is ideal for running cables, drainage and lighting systems underneath the floor to keep the surface clear of clutter and summer-season ready.”

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