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It’s said beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what some might find to be a work of art, others might disagree. That’s why it’s important to understand that every person has their own idea of what constitutes a beautiful design. Everyone is different.

It’s therefore no surprise to recognise there is are a wide range of differing designs. It’s important to recognise personal tastes and that’s why we always take time to get to know our customers. We are always able to provide advice based on our 20 years of experience, but we also pay close attention to the desires of our customers.

Here’s a great example of someone stamping their own personality on their carport.

A Handpainted Louis Vuitton Designer Carport

I spotted this hand-painted carport done up in the Louis Vuitton pattern in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. Looks legit.

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And just when you thought they could only be used for one purpose, along comes a truly creative idea.

Carport overhang turned into a stunning projection screen

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Now we reailse this may not be to everyone’s taste, but thinking outside the box can bring about some truly creative ideas. You have a blank canvas upon which to start and we love working alongside our customers to bring about a truly inspiring design.

Every property is different. Some are contemporary, modern, heritage and so on. This is why it’s vital to take the history and aesthetic qualities of a building into consideration when designing a carport that will truly complement the characteristics of the surrounding property.

You can utilise different materials and typically, either metal or timber is used where each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here at Custom Outdoor Living, we specialise in timber because of its many benefits including, strength, flexibility for design purposes, and affordability.

If you have any questions about the overall process of designing and building a carport, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us up on 1300 724 118. All our estimates are free.

 

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Carports come in all different shapes, sizes and designs. Our approach to designing carports is to carefully consider the look and feel of the existing property and take these factors into consideration to design and implement a structure that fully complements your property.

This means that over the last 20 years, we have designed and built a wide range of differing styles, from single width to double width carports.

But what are the carports of the future going to look like? With the likes of Airbus promising to deliver a flying car prototype by the end of 2017, you can only wonder as to what the future designs of garages and carports will look like.

Airbus promises flying car prototype to be ready by end of 2017

Airbus flying car with folded wings

Flying cars may not be that far away, with the Airbus Group planning to test a prototype as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year.

The aerospace group’s chief executive announced plans for the self-piloted flying car during a digital tech conference in Munich.

Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders.

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In all likelihood, this will take several more years to become the norm.

In the meantime BMW have designed a solar powered carport which utilises the power of the sun to fully charge their i3 and i8 electric vehicles. Looking at the design and style of this carport it looks like the future is already here!

BMW gives the i8 its very own solar carport

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BMW Group DesignworksUSA has designed a solar carport to house the new i3 and forthcoming i8 electric vehicles. BMW is revealing the one-car solar garage concept as part of the official media launch of the i8 in Los Angeles.

The concept follows previous efforts from the German automotive giant to power its “i” sub-brand using renewable energy. It last year unveiled a similar carport system conceived in partnership with the photovoltaic firm SOLARWATT GmbH.

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But for those of us who don’t happen to have a BMW i3 or i8 series, don’t despair! Our carports provide some of the highest quality workmanship and are custom tailored to complement your property to suit any type of vehicle.

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If you’d like any further advice, Please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free estimates and you can always call us on +61 1300 724 11.

 

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Carports come in all different shapes and sizes and here at Custom Outdoor Living, we’ve been able to provide our customers with a wide range of different styles. Common to all of these approaches though is to ensure the design complements the style of the property. You can have a look at some of our carport designs here.

A single width structure is very popular, particularly with those who have limited space on their property. It’s a perfect fit for limited space, while at the same time providing the shelter your vehicle needs to protect it from the elements. We’ve seen all manner of styles ranging from a small budget installation to a more modern and sleek look and feel.

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Below is a very interesting concept utilising the space available combing the need to shelter a single vehicle and a play area for the children.

Designer Visit: A Carport Makes a Difference

In the case of this remodel, a family of four with two young children asked King to create an entire outdoor living space out of a parking space sandwiched between two neighbouring houses. King’s ingenious solution was to build a carport structure which does three things: encloses the outdoor space for the children to play safely, preserves the parking space, and provides a rooftop for an outdoor terrace.

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We realise it can be quite a difficult step to know where to start. You might be at the stage where you’ve made the decision to build some form of protective structure for your car, but not sure whether a garage or carport is the best option.

Because we specialise in timber framed carports, we’d be a little biased in saying it’s a great choice to make, but we realise there may be certain factors preventing you from moving forward with that decision. Maybe you’re not too sure about the aesthetic quality of this particular structure. The fact is, they can be made to look very pleasing on the eye. If you’re stuck for ideas, you might be inspired by some of the following concepts.

Modern Carports

Though it’s sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell’s archives suggest—often elegant touch that complements a modern house.

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If you’d like some further advice on how to utilise the available space of your property to protect your car, give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to recommend a plan of action. We have over 2 decades of experience and have dealt with many difficult and demanding environments.

You can call us directly on 1300 724 118 for further information.