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How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

Incorporating a fabulous outdoor dining area is very important to most people who have a garden or usable outdoor space. In great weather it’s an extra room for socialising and relaxing… without building an addition. And there are some key items you MUST include. When you’re designing your garden, there are many options. You can create an area for the kids to play in or use the space for growing vegetables and other plants. However, the most popular is an outdoor dining area. An outdoor dining area is perfect for cooking and eating meals with your family and it’s the…

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio Paving and Making It Pretty

Patio paving can look absolutely gorgeous and an integral part of your indoor-outdoor living. No-one wants a boring patio but if you’re not a keen gardener and you need easy-care, then this article is for you. There are mixed opinions about gardens that only feature patio-paving. To some, they’re madness. How could you live without beautiful flowers brightening your outside space? To others, though, patio gardens are something of a revelation. We may all like the idea of an outside area, but we aren’t all gardeners. For these people, the idea of having to cut the lawn and tend the…

Create A Luxurious Backyard Retreat With 4 Gorgeous Ideas

Create A Luxurious Backyard Retreat With 4 Gorgeous Ideas

Who doesn’t want a luxurious backyard retreat? Well… no-one. Regardless of the size of your garden, you can try one or all of these four gorgeous ideas. Your backyard is an extension of your home, and a place where you can relax and enjoy the fresh air with your family and friends. Turning it into your own luxurious backyard retreat and trendy oasis may take some time and a few investments. However, if you’ve decided you want upgrade your garden this season, here are several great ideas on how to do it. For A Luxurious Backyard Retreat Use Decorative Plants…

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

The perfect garden party is achievable by even the most inexperienced host. All you need are a few expert tips, a little energy and heaps of your own personality. Here’s how to style your own perfect garden party. When Summer is here it’s time for numerous fabulous garden parties. But is your garden underwhelming? Then it’s time you set about creating space for the perfect garden party to host the night time gatherings or daytime barbecues you desire. When it comes to improving your garden with a sense of style that all of your guests will be envious of, what…

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola design is the mainstay of liveable outdoor spaces. With so many options, how do you find the right pergola design for your lifestyle? Giving your outdoors a make-over isn’t always that easy. In fact, most homeowners tend to forget the outdoor living space when remodelling their home. Yet outdoor life and pergola design are vital components of our lifestyle. Redesigning outdoor spaces can enhance your lifestyle while promoting the aesthetics of your property. Pergolas are an important element but can seem pretty empty without the right decorative design. Taking care of this can boost a decorative look while adding…

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed garden living CAN be obtained with a few simple tips and ideas. No matter the size of your outdoor space, you can create relaxed garden living to suit your lifestyle… and budget. When it comes to relaxing at home, most of us are pretty handy at ensuring our living rooms and bedrooms cater to our comfort needs. But relaxation stretches beyond four walls; there’s also the matter of relaxed garden living. Regardless of how big or small your garden space is, finding ways to increase the level of comfort will encourage you to entertain friends and family over the…

Ways to Create a Comfy Backyard Oasis

Ways to Create a Comfy Backyard Oasis

A backyard oasis is within reach for home owners who have even a small garden they wish to use more effectively. Turning a bland outdoor space into an exciting and beautiful backyard oasis extension of your home may be easier than you think. While most magazine-featured, extravagant backyard architectural solutions may come across as pompous and virtually impossible to reach, there are actually a few tricks you could use to inject your outdoor space with charm, personality, and luxury of your own choosing. Read the tips below and get inspired to create your very own backyard oasis. Build a water…

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

A sustainable outdoor space can be achieved by following expert advice from the horticulture and landscaping professionals who have been applying eco-friendly ethods for many years. According to the Great Australian Backyard Survey 2017, 36% of homeowners said sustainable outdoor home improvement projects were important to them. So I’ve asked celebrity landscaper, Jason Hodges, to provide his best tips for designing a sustainable outdoor space. You may know Jason from the Channel Seven lifestyle TV show Better Homes and Gardens and as a Brand Ambasador for AdBri, Australia’s leading masonry manufacturer. Jason is also a four time Melbourne International Flower…

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

It’s official, December is here, and now the Christmas countdown can really begin! While Christmas is still a few weeks away, you can guarantee they’ll fly by in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. If you’re hosting Christmas this year or plan on having some visitors, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready in plenty of time. Ready to tackle that Christmas countdown to do list? Here are some handy tips on getting your home ready for Christmas. Clear the cupboards Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself, without…

In The Night Garden: 4 Essentials For Enjoyable Evenings

In The Night Garden: 4 Essentials For Enjoyable Evenings

A delicious night garden is the perfect venue for entertaining friends in the months from spring to autumn. So is your garden night time ready? With the weather heating up, you may be looking for ways to get the most from your outdoor space. In particular, to maximise the use of your garden as a beautiful night garden in which to cool off during those long summer evenings. The guide below will offer the best results for a delicious night garden. #1 Shelter and Privacy While you may not be too bothered about shelter overhead while it’s warm, having some…

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

What is your idea of the perfect poolside? The weather? The company? The drinks? Depending on your mood, budget, and garden there are some different ways to ensure you have the perfect poolside you crave. The Ancient Romans got it right, and in some places like Marrakesh, it’s still used as an iconic and necessary part of daily life. It’s a pool of glorious cool blue water in an outdoor space. It’s the perfect poolside around which to entertain and in which to cool off. In fact, this is a simple design that you can use for a relaxed outdoor…

Your Next Garden Get-Together Needs These Four Things

Your Next Garden Get-Together Needs These Four Things

Planning a garden get-together now that the weather is warming up? If it’s been a while since your last soiree, check list these four things you need to do. If you’re planning on having your friends over for a garden get-together, there are a few elements you must consider first. Making sure you consider the right things before they come over will ensure you all have a better time, and that you’ll have less stress once they’ve left. Here’s what you should be thinking about: Garden Furniture Your garden furniture should be able to seat pretty much everybody you invite….

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Social space at home is where you relax, entertain friends, or hang out with the family. A garden is usually the perfect place for a social space and socialising. Is yours? You can host garden parties in the summer, play games and have meals al fresco. To help encourage this, it could be worth making a few changes to your garden space. Here are a few ways that you can make your garden a more social space. Tidy it up If your garden is an unkempt jungle, people won’t want to congregate out there. Make tidying up your first priority….

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish outdoor living spaces are an extension of our home environment. They provide a unique place for entertaining, exercising, relaxing or dining…the only limit is your imagination. Sometimes it feels more natural to rise to the challenge of sprucing up an indoor space, where limits stop at the four walls around you. It’s easy to spend time perfecting your interior. But then spring hits and you realise you now want a stylish outdoor area in which to spend the summer. With something as unique and full of potential as your own home’s outdoor space, knowing where to start can be…

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small gardens can be BIG on personality, style, and usefulness… with a few key tips. In designing small gardens there are different ideas to consider. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden that feels more spacious. In fact, there are many advantages to having a small garden; the biggest being that it’s low maintenance. It is possible to turn small gardens into havens or practical spaces for kids and pets to play. If you’re wondering how to turn your small garden into something mesmerizing, take a look at these great ideas. Ideas Perfect for Small Gardens Pot Plants…