Outdoor Living

2018: The Year Ahead in Luxury Real Estate

2018: The Year Ahead in Luxury Real Estate

The luxury real estate market will be dominated by more than a few distinctive trends in 2018. The increased interest of investors in luxury real estate is a driving force behind innovative, high-end changes, ranging from state-of-the-art amenities and luxe design trends to exciting retail stores and lush hotels. While new luxury real estate trends are coming to the forefront, some old ones are gaining an even more luxurious dimension. Here’s what you can expect to see on the luxury real estate market in 2018.   Image source: mansion-global-app.s3.amazonaws.com Luxurious retail property Retail property is a segment of luxury real…

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…

Create The Perfect Outdoor Space

Create The Perfect Outdoor Space

An outdoor space is vital for healthy living with Vitamin D from the sun’s rays and fresh air to breathe. Even the smallest outdoor space will have a positive effect on your well-being. So do you have one? If so, do you make the most of the outdoor space you have? Sometimes gardens can become a bit of a dumping ground for kids toys, garden tools and washing. With people starting to realise the benefits of outdoor living it’s time to get your garden in shape so it’s an extension of your home. This article aims to show ways of…

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…

The Home Gym Setup You Need To Invest In

The Home Gym Setup You Need To Invest In

Has a home gym setup been on your mind lately? If not, let our staff writer, Eloise, take you on a trip down memory lane and some of the compelling reasons why investing in your fitness, and a home gym, maybe a really good idea. What happened? You were doing so well. You made a comprehensive list of fitness goals at the start of the year. They were realistic, sensible and achievable. You threw out all the foods that could compromise your health and fitness goals. All that processed junk went in the bin and you went on the healthy…

Property Changes for Opening A Home Bed and Breakfast

Property Changes for Opening A Home Bed and Breakfast

Property changes can be big or small when you decide to share your home with strangers. But why would you do that anyway? Would you enjoy getting up early in the morning and cooking eggs lots of people? Do you long to welcome people from all over the world into your home and stay up late into the night swapping stories over a glass of wine? If so, then you may be one of the many people that dream of running a bed and breakfast business out of their own home. However, before you can turn your private residence into…

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…

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How does your garden grow, with pretty maids all in a row? Great for nursery rhymes but not so good if you have a black thumb. If your garden isn’t growing well enough, then you’ll love these tips. All homeowners want the prettiest and healthiest gardens possible for their families to enjoy. Of course, depending on where you live in the world; you might not have the best soil, a great climate, or even enough room. However, if you want a great garden, even a small one, then follow some simple advice. To make your garden grow in a way…

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…

Devilishly Simple Details Will Make Your Garden Picturesque

Devilishly Simple Details Will Make Your Garden Picturesque

It’s the simple details that can often make all the difference. Don’t overthink a solution for interiors or the garden when something easy may give the best results. Are you eager to transform your garden into a stunning space? Perhaps even make the neighbours a little green with envy? You might think you need to make massive changes to your garden. Luckily simple details may be all that is required. You’re about to discover that those big garden overhauls won’t mean much if you don’t get the little details right. Here, let me show you what I mean, and we…

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…

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart gardening doesn’t require fancy technological gadgets to analyse topography, soil nutrients, and the best time of the day to get into the garden. No. Most people who start gardening as a hobby don’t necessarily understand smart gardening. They assume it won’t be too difficult to get good results the first time around. I fact, there are a hundred different things that could go wrong and it’s difficult to diagnose what the exact problem could be. It could be your soil that’s not providing enough nutrients, or you could be watering a tad too much. Gardening conditions can be different…

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family fitness will engender good habits and provide a familial network of support. It’s win:win for parents and children to get involved in three family-friendly activities. More and more families today are overweight. Overweight parents are more likely to raise overweight children and childhood obesity is one of the biggest issues facing our society.So family fitness is now more imperative than ever. There are a few different things that contribute to this epidemic, and unfortunately, there are no fast or easy fixes for the problem. Some parents are simply uneducated when it comes to eating healthily and leading an active…

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…