2019 brought many changes in outdoor style trends and an increased focus on improving the value of properties. As places like Auckland and Queenstown rocketed in price it became challenging to give one premium property an edge over others in the eyes of buyers.
Outdoor living is interwoven into the fabric of kiwi culture. Did a summer even happen if there wasn't some backyard cricket (BYC to those in the know), an epic roadie or an absolute earwig of a summer song released by Six60 or Drax Project?
Many of these memories centre around hanging out with friends and the backyard is the perfect spot to create a memorable summer. Chances are you've wanted to make some upgrades to your outdoor area but you either struggle to find the inspiration or lack the motivation, and this is where going to one of New Zealand's home and outdoor shows can help.
Dotted throughout the year and across the country there are several major events to choose from. Each is well timed to give you the information and inspiration you need to get your backyard or outdoor area up to scratch before next summer.
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.
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!
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.