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How to create new summer memories in the backyard

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jan 14, 2020 1:50:00 PM

 

Sunshine, bbq's, backyard cricket, ice-cream melting down your hand, a garden full of wildflowers and quality time spent with family and friends are only a few ways to describe a good old Kiwi summer.

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New Zealand's hottest outdoor design trends

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jun 25, 2019 8:47:38 AM

 

Winter is the best time of year to invest some time and resources into revamping your outdoor area before summer arrives. Yes the days may be shorter and the desire to sit inside and enjoy a Netflix series may be high, but the effort you put into your outdoor space in winter will pay dividends when it comes to that first gathering in the sunshine.

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How to improve your existing outdoor area

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Apr 5, 2019 1:59:35 PM

 

Outdoor living areas are a huge selling point for a home, they are often the focal point for those dinner parties and family BBQs. When done right, a well-styled outdoor area can help a home stand out and really set it apart from others. We want to help you create a beautiful space that can be utilised all year round - not just in the middle of summer!

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Hottest Outdoor Trendz for 2019

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Mar 4, 2019 8:50:07 AM

 

Summer has been a real treat this year with record high temperatures and sunny days making most parts of the country experience a balmy few months. In this blog, we look at some of the must-have hottest trends for outdoor entertaining as well as the hottest must-haves for 2019.

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top pick BBQ dishes you can cook on your outdoor fireplace!

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Dec 17, 2018 10:19:40 AM


Growing up in New Zealand, the festive season is an exciting time of year for family and friends. Whether you celebrate at the beach, bach or in the backyard on Christmas Day a BBQ is a good old New Zealand Christmas tradition by firing up the barbecue and staying out of the kitchen as much as possible.

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Topics: Outdoor Fireplaces, Inspiration

Your Guide to Outdoor rooms

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jul 24, 2018 1:22:32 PM

 

 
They're super on-trend and a great way to create some extra living space all year round. But adding one to your home can be a daunting prospect, and getting it wrong can mean wasting a precious resource in short supply; space.
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8 perfect outdoor entertaining areas

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jun 21, 2018 7:42:45 AM


It might be the middle of winter and thoughts of sitting outside with friends enjoying a glass of wine may be buried deep behind warmer thoughts but there's good news on the horizon.

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How good indoor outdoor flow will make you money come sale day

Posted by Alex Lawry on Jul 14, 2017 11:33:32 AM

 

The Kiwi culture is alive with an appreciation for the outdoors. Who hasn't judged a garden on the space available for backyard cricket? How many decks have been judged on their craftsmanship and positioning for maximum sun soaking?

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Choosing the right outdoor heating solution for you

Posted by Alex Lawry on Nov 22, 2016 9:23:58 AM

 

When choosing how to stay warm during those beautiful evenings there are many options open to you and in this article we’ll explore the pros and cons of each.

We’ll ignore the boring here.  Yes, a blanket will keep you warm but there’s nothing quite like a roaring flame to set the heart ablaze.  Likewise a gas heater would do the trick but again, it’s hardly an open flame is it?  Besides, with all the wood so readily available in winter why settle for gas?

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