courtyards and patios

Tips for Creating a Low Maintenance Backyard for Ultimate Entertainment

Tips for Creating a Low Maintenance Backyard for Ultimate Entertainment

Do you yearn for a low maintenance backyard? You are not alone. As temperatures warm, spending time outdoors becomes ever more appealing, and many homeowners want a backyard suitable for entertaining guests. Unfortunately, with busy schedules and a desire to unwind instead of maintaining their yard, striking the right balance between creating an aesthetically pleasing space that requires ongoing upkeep can be tricky. There are plenty of ways to create an inviting backyard space without too much maintenance – here are a few ideas to get you started: Choose Low Maintenance Plants A simple way to reduce maintenance in your…

5 Outdoor Extensions that Will Add Value to Your Home

5 Outdoor Extensions that Will Add Value to Your Home

Real estate shifts between a seller’s and buyer’s market. So it’s wise to add value to your home where you can. Some of the easiest yet most effective outdoor extensions will add value, fun and lifestyle choices for your home. Every home is different as are the lifestyles of those that live there. When thinking about outdoor extensions consider your lifestyle, budget, maintenance, whether you will remain in the home, and re-sale value. Here we outline five of the most popular outdoor extensions that add fun and value to your home. Luxury Swimming Pool Decking If you are lucky enough…

Planning Your Outdoor Living Space Renovation

Planning Your Outdoor Living Space Renovation

If there’s one way to add a touch of luxury to your home, it’s an outdoor living space. With the pandemic leaving a lot of people stuck at home and unable to travel, it’s only natural to want to recreate that holiday feeling in your own home. Creating a dream outdoor living space will bring you and your family much joy. It’s the perfect place for enjoying the sunshine and getting some vitamin D. You’ll further have a wonderful space in which to relax or entertain with family and friends. But make no mistake, these garden renovations are a lot…

Outdoor Room Ideas In Three Easy Steps

Outdoor Room Ideas In Three Easy Steps

An outdoor room can be the perfect way to extend your living and entertaining space, without building an extension. With three simple steps, you could have a new outdoor room this weekend. A well-planned outdoor room will create an outdoor escape for relaxing or entertaining. Take your garden design as seriously as your interior design to create a beautiful space. Here are some ideas to get started.  An outdoor room is a big trend in garden design. These spaces are sheltered outdoor living spaces, with indoor inspired design. They basically function as a step between a summer house and a…

5 Simple Methods Of Modernizing Your Backyard

5 Simple Methods Of Modernizing Your Backyard

When it come to modernizing your backyard there are numerous options that will likely fit every budget. Big or small, your backyard will benefit from these five expert tips. In every home each room and aspect should be taken care of properly. While you care about the interior, have you thought about modernizing your backyard for the best possible look? If you are fully comfortable with your home and it looks like a high-quality space, then you’ll feel a lot better about your surroundings. A high-quality home will also be positive in terms of the home’s value. Once you’re ready…

Small Garden Magic And How To Achieve It

Small Garden Magic And How To Achieve It

Small garden magic can be achieved with some thoughtful planning and fun ideas. Whether you have a small balcony, patio or courtyard, use these easy tips. You’ll find small garden magic is more achievable than you think. When searching for garden design ideas, you might constantly be met with big projects that you can neither afford nor accommodate. This can be very frustrating if you only have a small garden space or balcony, but still want to create fun, exciting things within the space you have. Well, look no further! In this blog you will find great ideas for creating…

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

Pretty Beautiful Ideas for A Pretty Boring Home

If you are a house and garden junkie, you’ll see some pretty beautiful ideas across magazines, Instagram and renovation shows. Seemingly miraculously, pretty boring homes are turned into pretty beautiful spaces. And you want your house to look like that too, right? Here’s how. As an award-winning interior designer in Adelaide, I work with clients who want to make big changes to their home. They look at the homes of their friends and then become more critical of their own. Turning a home into something more eye-catching and modern is something that everyone wants to do. Especially in Australia, we…

Outdated Patio Trends To Stay Clear Of In 2020

Outdated Patio Trends To Stay Clear Of In 2020

If you’re a trend lover then you’ll want to avoid outdated patio trends. We love our outdoor spaces so guess what’s OUT in 2020? You’ll never guess. A patio will always add some class to your property. It’s seen as one of the key ways to add value to your home, as well as being an excellent extension of your living space. However, don’t get stuck with outdated patio trends. As with all things, ideas for outdoor spaces come and go. In years gone by, certain things were deemed really popular. Now, everyone’s followed these trends to the point where…

How Modern Concrete Can Transform Your Home And Garden

How Modern Concrete Can Transform Your Home And Garden

When it comes to designing or upgrading your home, choosing even modern concrete can often be cast aside. Don’t think concrete is plain, too industrial and not creative. It’s fabulous! Modern concrete can be an excellent option for a versatile and reliable material that needs minimum (or no) maintenance. There are multiple ways to add modern concrete to transform your home.  Modern Concrete Patio Is your outdoor space looking lifeless or uncontrollably messy with weeds and overgrown grass? Adding a concrete patio (especially when renovating your home) will give it a new lease of life. With modern concrete being a…

How To Host One Helluva Garden Party

How To Host One Helluva Garden Party

Having the chance to host a garden party can be an exciting opportunity. It’s a fun and creative way to entertain friends and family or host a special event. So you’ll want it to be one helluva time. You will be able to show off your home, provide entertainment to guests, and give people you care about the chance to let their hair down. All this can be very satisfying. Of course, hosting a garden party isn’t going to be easy. There will be a huge amount to prepare and organise. Most people will struggle to handle all of this…

5 Ways To Love Your Home Exterior

5 Ways To Love Your Home Exterior

Your home exterior is on view for everyone to see. Not only does it reflect your style it also serves to protect your home. So showing it some love will reap hidden benefits. If you’re worried about looking after the your home exterior and don’t know where to start then don’t worry. You have definitely come to the right place. Your home offers a variety of things to consider when it comes to showing some love. So are you taking as much care of the exterior as you are with the interior? From cleaning your windows to protecting your roofing,…

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

7 Upscale Additions to Create a Unique and Chic Abode

Think you can’t afford some upscale additions to your home? Maybe you’re right. But what if you’re wrong? What if some upscale additions ARE in your budget? In your spare time, you like to flick through home design magazines envisioning what your beloved home would look like with upscale additions and innovative design techniques. For as long as you can remember, you have always striven to make your home a chic and unique place to live. You pride yourself on updating your themes and schemes on a regular basis. However, there are a few more projects you have up your…

Modern Patio Trends for Every Lifestyle

Modern Patio Trends for Every Lifestyle

Modern patio trends change and evolve as we embrace different lifestyles. From apartment living to sprawling gardens, everyone want and needs their private outdoor space. So when it comes to furnishing your space, some modern patio trends will help you to maxmise the space… and comfort Modern Patio Trends: Deep-Seated Furniture One of the top patio furniture trends for this year looks good AND is exceedingly comfortable too; deep seat furniture. Deep seat furniture comes in an array of different styles; ranging from loveseats and ottomans to upholstered chairs. This adds a luxurious and lavish quality to your outdoor space….

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

The need to save water has become one of the major cornerstones of modern environmental policy. We now recognize that the small contribution we make at home can have a major impact. So these 3 ideas to save water will help YOU make an impact too. Have you thought about how to save water? Everyone is always looking for ways to save money around the home. More people are increasingly concerned with their impact on the environment, which is why saving energy is a priority. But people tend to focus on cutting down their electricity usage which, while important, isn’t…

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…