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Decorating Your Patio with Plants

One of the easiest and simplest ways to transform and beautify your patio area is with the addition of plants. There are a wide variety of plants and containers that you can choose from to suit your budget and environment, coastal or inland, to create a space that reflects your taste and matches your home. Here are a few suggestions to consider when decorating your patio with plants. Create a colour theme Creating a colour theme is a great way…

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Creative Outdoor Furniture on The Cheap

Building your own outdoor furniture for your outdoor patio is one way to achieve a stylish design on a limited budget. Using leftover wooden pallets, available from recycling yards or even for free in skips near building sites, is a great way to build good looking furniture cheaply. You will need approximately two pallets per piece of furniture. Begin by taking apart the pallets using a crowbar and be careful when removing the nails to protect yourself and preserve the…

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Create a comfortable outdoor area by choosing the right patio furniture

One of the key considerations with outdoor patio designs is maximising the available space, through decorating, lighting, and choosing the right patio furniture. When it comes to selecting the right furniture pieces, functionality, longevity and style should be important factors. Timber furniture Timber is always a popular choice for outdoor furniture, providing solid support and stylish looks in a variety of shades and grains. These furnishings are best suited to a larger patio with a roof, as they can be…

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Building an Outdoor Room That Can Be Used All Year Round

When planning a new patio or outdoor area for your home, you should consider the effects of the changing seasons and weather conditions, and speak to patio installers about all-season rooms. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabTryxuGNc This video offers tips for households looking to create the ultimate outdoor room that can be used throughout the year for entertaining, dining or just relaxing. Installations such as decks are limited to use in certain times of the year, but this problem can be avoided by extending…

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Budgeting tips for a stress-free patio installation

Building a patio to enjoy your outdoor area is also a great way to add value to your home. However, before you begin any home renovation project it is important to have a clear plan of what you can afford. A great place to start is by contacting patio builders to get quotes on designs and materials, so that you can understand what is available and help you plan for a stress-free installation. Save, save, save Once you have decided…

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Why More Australians Are Opening Up Their Homes with New Patios

With more people in Australia choosing to renovate than relocate, comparing different outdoor patio designs could give you some great ideas for improving the look of your property and adding value. Renovation boom Rising property prices led to fewer Australians moving home during the global financial crisis, and this trend has continued as the housing market continues to struggle. Instead, more people are choosing to improve what they already have through renovations, and one of the most striking home improvements…

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How to Rejuvenate a Timber Deck

Timber decks are among the simplest patio design ideas around, but can still be strikingly effective. If your decks are looking worn or have become damaged, applying fresh coatings can be more cost-effective than replacing the whole deck. Oil based coatings Oil based deck coatings are not long lasting, and will generally need to be re-applied after six to 12 months. There can also be inherent problems with oil based coatings that can add to the deck’s maintenance requirements, such…

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Add a Touch of Tranquillity to Your Outdoor Patio with a Water Feature

Water features can be striking features for any garden, especially when incorporated into outdoor patio designs. Types of water features Water features may be natural or artificial in nature, and made from a range of materials. A water feature can be as simple as a small pond or river at the rear of your home or more elaborate, such as fountains and water walls. If you’re aiming for a natural look from your water features, rock formations and miniature waterfalls…

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