Design Trend of the Month – Breeze blocks
With its intricate details and geometric texture, this retro design trend effortlessly crosses from last year’s mid-century modern obsession to the art deco vibes of 2019. Read on to explore how you can embrace the power of breeze blocks in your home design!
Internal privacy screen
Harness the magic of perspective by building a privacy screen for your outdoor area that blocks sight at certain angles! These are great for around outdoor showers or indoor-outdoor rooms, whilst offering a stunning visual element.
Breeze block feature wall
Bring your outdoor space to life with a canvas of geometric pattern! You can use breeze blocks in feature strips, feature panels or even build an entire feature wall!
Just remember that they don’t offer much privacy or noise reduction, so they might not make the best boundary wall solution. Due to non-climbable zones within pool regulations, you might not be able to build a pool feature wall either; check your state’s pool regulations here.
BBQ station and outdoor kitchens
We are absolutely in love with this stunning BBQ station designed by Perth-based exterior stylist, Ascher Smith! The boosted airflow is a great factor for outdoor kitchens and cooking areas, if you’re wary of trapping heat.
Garden wall or planter box
Edging your garden with a low breeze block design can add a beautiful finishing touch. Be wary of soil levels, though; you don’t want dirt spilling through the holes!
You can also give a quick, easy face-lift to tired raised garden beds or planter boxes by using a decorative border of breeze blocks to hide old timber or worn out concrete sleepers.
Also known as ventilation blocks, you can create an intimate courtyard area that still feels fresh and open! To weatherproof the area further, consider cafe blinds or retractable shade options.
Pergola or outdoor room
Add an elegant living space to your backyard with a breeze block pergola or outdoor room! A perfect project to start creating your very own resort-style oasis…
Decorative front wall
If you’re trying to decide which front wall type best suits your home, consider this retro option; this front wall design mixes retro vibes with modern chic and suits a vast range of architectural styles!
Car spaces are becoming ever more important, as one household can regularly be home to 3-4 cars nowadays! Create a safe shelter for your wheels — and boost street appeal while doing so!
Written by Evelyn Kandris