Outdoor Living

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

A stylish small garden can be achieved in even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. Whilst we may all want a large green space in which to relax, if it’s not possible then small can still be stylish, colourful and functional. If you were born with green fingers you may already grow your own flowers and vegetables. However, in a stylish small garden you will need to get creative about maximising the space.. You can still have a lawn or a patio where you can relax on summer nights, and a space to grow your favorite fruit and vegetables. A Stylish…

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage space can be a great opportunity for storage, a home office, games room or other valuable home improvement. So.. are you embracing or squandering this important space? If you are blessed with a garage space adjoining your home, the chances are that you are using it only for car storage or… horrors, as a dumping ground. Your original idea was to create an ornate storage area complete with shelves, alphabetised items, filing cabinets, and labelled boxes, right? What you’ve ended up with is more reminiscent of an interior garage sale that has been thrown together, quite literally. You don’t…

Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream Home Building and the 7 Tips You Need To Know

Dream home building is on the wish list of virtually anyone who loves their home life or is addicted to watching reality reno shows. However, dreaming and building are two different things. Building a new house from scratch is challenging and requires a lot of planning. However it does provide you with an opportunity for dream home building. From choosing the perfect location to thinking about décor details, there are plenty of aspects to consider when building your new haven. You should take some time to plan the entire building and designing process in every detail. Dream home building requires…

Fitness Motivation Issues Solved (well… mostly)

Fitness Motivation Issues Solved (well… mostly)

Fitness motivation can be a real challenge when you’re trying to keep fit, eat healthily and attend workout regularly. Of the three key challenges to fitness motivation you may need help with at least one. Reaching your fitness goals and staying true to the exercise routine you’ve mapped out is easier said than done; especially with flagging fitness motivation. After a long day at work, all we really want to do is to go home, eat dinner, and slough around on the couch – so how are we supposed to get those hours of exercise done as well? Since we…

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

A contemporary garden is the desire of everyone who values even a small piece of nature in which to relax. Our writer, Stella Ryne, goes in search of the perfect way to add a contemporary garden to your home. If you’re a huge outdoors lover who can’t wait to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own contemporary garden after a long day at work – welcome to the club! I completely understand what you’re talking about, so here are a few tips on designing a contemporary garden with warmth, so that you can enjoy it even more. Just…

Lifelong Beauty And How To Retain Your Looks for Longer

Lifelong Beauty And How To Retain Your Looks for Longer

Lifelong beauty isn’t something you think about when you are younger. But when the first crows feet and tiny wrinkles appear, then panic sets in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Looking good is a big deal for everyone, and you shouldn’t be any different. If you’re looking for lifelong beauty it’s imperative that you learn to avoid the biggest and most common mistakes. Failing to see the big picture will kick you in the ass down the track. Ultimately, making yourself look nice today is futile if it will compromise your future appearance. Here’s how to ensure…

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant health is vital when you have an outdoor area or garden you want to enjoy. And maintaining plant health also makes it easier for you to work in your garden too. So what should you be doing? Being green fingered in the modern world may seem out of reach when we lead busy lives and plant health contin ues to be a bit of a mystery. Gardening can take a huge amount of time with many gardens ending up in the same state; unusable. Through lack of maintenance, plant health suffers and weeds can quickly take over. So this…

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…

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

Create Space With 5 Value-Adding Design Ideas

The desire to create space can be a dilemma in modern homes. Many people around the world live in small or period homes that are not designed for modern life. And it’s not just storage. Our modern lives demand both privacy and communal spaces drenched in sunlight and fabulously functional. If you are struggling with storage or how to create space, there are several design options to make the most of your home without moving. There are options for different budgets to help you gain more comfort and function from your home. Create Space With An Extension The most obvious…

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. In 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…

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating a lush garden in a dry climate is perfectly achievable with a few simple tips. Everyone wants a lush, green and vibrant garden so I’ve come up with some ways in which you can achieve it. The most vital elements to creating a lush garden is water. Very few plants flourish when they are placed in an environment which keeps them hot and dry. With water being a huge part of their structure, they simply can’t live without it, and even the hardiest will often lose their colour. When you’re trying to create a beautiful garden, this can be…

Step-By-Step Home Swimming Pool Installation

Step-By-Step Home Swimming Pool Installation

Home swimming pool installation is a professional undertaking that requires expertise and the right conditions. However, if you at least have a step-by-step guide to follow you’ll know your home swimming pool installation will be a success. Whether you’re looking for an indoor pool or an outdoor pool for your home the process of home swimming pool installation is pretty simple. After all, there’s no better way than to get fit, de-stress, and have aa social life than with your very own pool. Indeed, there’s just something about swimming that lifts one’s spirit more than most pursuits.  Swimming isn’t just…

Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Australian landscaping trends aren’t just for Aussies. Our international writer, Diana Smith, shares her tips on the best Australian landscaping trends for you to try in your own home. Landscaping and gardening are two very popular hobbies all over the world and Australia is no different. It’s great for the body and the soul and it brings many other benefits as well. So I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Australian landscaping trends. Having a simple lawn and a few flowerbeds can become a bit boring after a few years, but these Australian landscaping trends will certainly…

Sea Activities for Fun and Fitness

Sea Activities for Fun and Fitness

Sea activities can be as easy or as challenging as you desire. From a gentle frolick, swimming with the dog or a competitive ‘jetty-to-jetty’ water race, being in and around the sea brings many health benefits. The ocean is vast, and it is one of the first places we all run to when the summer comes around. Sea activities give you an endorphin boost and expose your body to Vitamin D, which the body requires almost daily. Swimming in the sea and being on the beach is the epitome of summer fun, and the atmosphere on the coast is always…

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Do you want to add more storage to your small home? With a few slick tips it will be easier than you thought. In fact, it is probably easier for you to add more storage than if you had a complete clear-out. However, the rules of decluttering do still apply because an organised home with clean surfaces is also good for your soul. True fact! Add More Storage with… Hooks The hook is the ideal choice for those who are challenged spatially. Try and embrace the look of the hook around your home. You can have coat hooks in the…