Sliding vs Retractable Patio Doors

When comparing different patio design ideas for your home, one aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked is your choice of patio doors. If your home opens directly onto a patio or decking, the type of door you install will determine the ease of access to outdoor areas as well as the views available. Sliding doors Sliding doors don’t require the outward space of swinging doors, only using about 10 per cent of the space, and can also be a safer option…

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Alfresco Dining Areas – More Than Just a Home Addition

Outdoor patio designs are evolving to reflect the lifestyle needs of modern Australian families and how they use their homes. The days have passed where the traditional barbeque would be wheeled out onto the patio on a summer’s day, now the patio is considered an integral part of the usable space of any home. Creating a comfortable and functional alfresco area is now an essential part of every Australian home, from large suburban houses to inner city terrace houses. Popularity…

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Advantages of Installing a Gable Patio Roof

The popularity of gable roof systems with homeowners, both for the main residence as well as outdoor structures such as patios, carports and sheds, is due in large part to their simple, effective design and the relative ease of construction and installation. The great design advantage of gable roofs is the slant or pitch of the roof, which is highly efficient at dispersing weather events such as rain, hail or snow. Even with moderate rainfall, water can pool on flat…

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Patio Plant Watering Tips

If you’re looking for ways to add colour to your garden, plants can be attractive features that bring a touch of nature to your open or insulated patio. Learning how to care for these plants is essential to ensure their longevity, and the watering methods you use should be formed by your lifestyle. In this video from eHow Garden, Christy Wilhelmi offers tips for watering strawberries and other seasonal patio plants, allowing them to grow as healthy as possible. When…

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Patio Planning Tips

When considering outdoor patio designs there is a wide array of options in terms of styles and materials that can make it all a bit confusing and overwhelming. However, there are a few simple points to keep in mind that will help you navigate the numerous options and create the ideal patio for your home and lifestyle. Space The most important consideration when planning your patio is the amount of space you choose to allocate for your patio. You may…

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Patio decorating tips from One Stop Patio Shop

Getting the most out of your outdoor area begins with great patio design ideas to maximise your space and suit your lifestyle. By decorating your outdoor patio you can create a comfortable and enjoyable space that reflects your tastes and also makes guests feel welcome. Here are a few tips for making your patio a stylish and appealing space to entertain and relax: Decent roofing The best addition you can make to your outdoor area is to provide a roof,…

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One Stop Patio Shop Looks at Popular Patio Themes

When it comes to outdoor patio designs there is so much to choose from with materials, colours and styles that creating your own unique patio is simply a matter of unleashing your imagination. By combining the various elements of furniture, natural vegetation and artwork that appeal to your tastes you can assemble an outdoor space that complements the overall design of your home, and create a comfortable and enjoyable place to relax and entertain. Asian-inspired One of the most popular…

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Make your patio liveable all year round by adding heating

Heating should be a factor in your planning of outdoor patio designs if you live in a temperate or cool climate, to ensure your patio will still be usable at night and in the colder months of the year. Types of patio heating There are several common heating options available for patios, which will depend on whether the patio is fully enclosed or exposed to the elements. For open patios, outdoor fire pits may be constructed to provide a permanent…

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Keeping Bugs at Bay When Hosting an Outdoor Party

To entertain, relax and enjoy your patio and outdoor area you and your guests must feel comfortable. Unfortunately, being outdoors means that you can be exposed to some unwanted intruders, like flies and mosquitoes. To ensure that you and your guests are comfortable, here are a few precautions and methods that you can use to keep these pests away: Use insect repellents Available in many forms including sprays, roll on applications and creams, in natural and odourless varieties, insect repellents…

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