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Outdoor Design Trends to Try in 2015

If you’re looking for ways to make your outdoor areas stand out, consider these patio design ideas in line with the latest outdoor trends for 2015. Decks Building a deck is one of the simplest improvements you can make to a garden space, giving your household and visitors a space to enjoy the outdoors without the cost of building a full outdoor room. Timber decks are a timeless option that fit in well with traditional and modern homes, and can…

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Yes, They Even Design Rugs For Outdoor Patios!

Rugs can be attractive and striking elements of outdoor patio designs, as long as you choose a rug that matches your patio’s style and won’t be easily damaged. Material If your outdoor rug will be exposed to the open air and elements, you’ll need to choose a hard wearing material that won’t be vulnerable to sun exposure, humidity, rain and early morning frost. Sturdy synthetic fabrics can be the preferred option to resist mould, mildew and stains, or you may…

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BBQ Maintenance Tips

For most Australians, an outdoor patio isn’t complete without a barbeque. To get the best results with your barbeque, it is important that you keep it clean and well maintained. A simple scrub, at least once every year, will help keep your barbeque in good condition and make sure that your steaks, burgers and sausages taste delicious. To complete the task you will need a bucket of soapy water, gloves, cooking oil, barbeque degreaser, paper towel and a wire scrubbing…

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Why an Outdoor Kitchen is the Perfect Home Addition

For many people, the patio is now an integral part of their home, to be used all year round for both relaxing and entertaining. Of course, a great way to enjoy your outdoor patio when entertaining or relaxing is over a meal. Modern patio design ideas are embracing this lifestyle change by seeking to make the patio as comfortable and functional as possible by including popular new features, such as outdoor kitchens. Patio roofs provide more outdoor uses With the…

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Welcome to the One Stop Patio Shop Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the new One Stop Patio Shop Blog. First just a little about us… We are the leading Patio designers, builders and installers in Western Australia. We stand behind our work and promise that your patio will look exactly like our displays in regards to quality and workmanship or your money back guaranteed! The sooner you visit our conveniently located indoor Display Centres, showcasing our full range of patios, the sooner you’ll be relaxing outdoors at home,…

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Trends in Patio Designs

When considering patio design ideas it is beneficial to discuss a number of considerations with your patio builder, such as your budget, the space available, the overall look of your home and your lifestyle. Your patio builder will be able to advise you on what may be best for your circumstances and on the latest materials and styles in patio designs. You should select a patio design that suits your needs and tastes. Flatter pitched roofs The current trend in…

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Tips For Choosing The Right Outdoor BBQ

A barbecue can be a great addition to a garden or patio, as a focal point of social gatherings or just a convenient way to prepare meals outside and enjoy the sun and fresh air. BBQs can also be incorporated into outdoor patio designs. Compact Barbecues Barbecues come in a range of sizes, suited to different people. If you only plan on using your outdoor barbecue occasionally and will be cooking for up to eight people, a compact barbecue will…

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The perks of window wall systems

If you’re looking for creative patio design ideas, window walls can be great ways to bring more light into your patio and the rest of your home, while also being versatile enough to offer shade when needed. This video from Rick Edwards demonstrates how window wall systems can be incorporated into patios and sun rooms to improve light distribution and allow properties to benefit from natural light in the winter, without compromising heat efficiency in the summer months. These slider…

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Buy During Quiet Times & Save $$$

  June and July are typically among the quieter months of the year, along with December and January. However, winter is actually the ideal time to purchase your new patio. You see, the worst time to buy an air-conditioner is at the start of summer when you’re stinking hot and can’t imagine living another day without one. However, everyone else is thinking the same thing – so let’s consider another option. If you bought your unit in winter, delivery would…

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