Pets – dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, fowl and even reptiles are part of our lives. Almost every house has at least one pet. Our homes have also evolved to accommodate their needs as much as ours. Aside from the house, planning and designing our backyards should also consider the needs of our pets. Here are some pet-friendly backyard ideas and designs you can use;
A beautifully landscaped front and back yard provides the ultimate statement piece to any home. Each brings the perfect opportunity to wow your friends and family and enhance the look and feel of your home. Beautifully landscaped front yards bring an incredibly positive first impression, framing your home and prefacing the interior. While a landscaped back yard brings a stylish entertainment area for parties, playtime and me time. We have partnered with Troy from Oakmont Landscaping in Brisbane to provide you with 50 incredible landscaping ideas that will transform the look and feel of your home. Here are our favourite designs;
The easiest way to boost your kerb appeal is to add a stunning fence and front gate. A great design will showcase your home, your garden or your spectacular lawn. Front gates are also installed for more practical reasons – privacy and security. The best front gates fit the home structure and style, the owner’s personality and needs and complement its surroundings. Here are our favourite front gate ideas and designs to inspire your own;
Do not let the cold weather keep you indoors or cancel your garden barbeques and parties. The perfect fire pit will provide warmth and light up your outdoor spaces. They are also great accents to gardens, backyards and other outdoor spaces. Pick a fire pit that will compliment your landscaping and fit your needs. Chase away chilly nights and winter blues with these amazing fire pits!
A lot of your kerb appeal depends on you outdoor lighting. Your beautiful garden and landscaping look sensational during the day, could you let it go and disappear into the dark after the sun goes down? More than illumination, outdoor lighting also helps prevent accidents and secure your property. Dress up your front yard and gardens with these awesome outdoor lighting ideas and designs.
Fences can make or break your kerb appeal. They are no longer just to secure space and mark boundaries, fence walls are now widely used as the edging to frame your garden, the highlight to your landscape design or as the focal point of your frontage. Choosing the right one amongst hundreds of fence ideas and designs is vital. The best fence matches the homeowner’s style and its surroundings and provides solution the fencing needs.
Pergolas incorporate beauty and function to your front or backyard. They are garden or yard structures that provide seating, shade, and comfort outside your home. A thoughtfully designed pergola will provide character to your outdoor space and define a separate area from the rest of the yard. There are different pergola design ideas to match your needs. A pergola can be a relaxing corner for tired gardeners, a cosy garden nook for readers, an outdoor dining area, or an installation to maximise your frontage appeal.
Your home’s front verandah is the face that people see from the kerb. Your home will be judged by what they see – your front lawn and verandah. A drab verandah will likely lead to a boring home and an uninspiring interior. Here are 50 great front verandah ideas and upgrade designs to easily improve kerb appeal and create an impressive front for your home;
Pocket backyards are common in suburban communities and inner city lots, however there are many things you can do to make the most out of your tiny yard space. Here are 30 awesome ideas that will transform your backyard into a comfortable, functional and impressive space for outdoor entertaining.
A well manicured front yard helps to frame your home and prefaces the interior and family inside, providing an initial welcome. A well thought out and organised front yard design and landscaping should compliment the natural terrain of the land and enhance the general theme of the home. When designing your front yard landscaping, it is best to consider the amount of work and effort you are willing to invest into it to maintain the surroundings.
Modern front yard designs are leaning more into the minimalist and sparse look. Gone are the voluminous shapes and profusion of colours. The modern look comprises of clean lines, earth colours, creative use of stone, and minimised use of divergent colours. Here are our favourite 50 front yard designs;
With the summer swimming season just around the corner, now's the perfect time to renovate that backyard and install a swimming pool. When it comes to installing a pool there are many things to consider, so we recommend answering the following questions:
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A fire pit is a great addition to a backyard entertaining setting, not only for their aesthetic qualities but for warming up those chilly, winter evenings. Whether you are planning to have a sophisticated design constructed by the professionals or wanting to DIY your way to a outdoor fire feature, we recommend checking out these 40 Creative Fire Pit Ideas!
Transform your backyard into the ultimate entertainment setting by adding a deck to the exterior of your property. A well constructed deck assembled from top quality material will add value to your property, whilst creating a comfortable outdoor space to entertain in.
We're not going to lie, building a deck is a big job, so it's best to tick off the following questions from your checklist.
There is nothing more inviting than a beautiful front yard that precedes the warmth of your home. Anyone can start a garden – just plant hedges and shrubs on the edges, couple of trees on the corners, and flowering plants everywhere. But how can you create an incredible front yard that will boost your curb appeal? Landscape professionals and renovators in Brisbane have some amazing recommendations that will turn your front from unremarkable to incredible.