Tag Archives: backyard design


Outdoor/Indoor Flow

The Kiwi culture is alive with an appreciation for the outdoors. Who hasn't judged a garden on the space available for backyard cricket? How many decks have been judged on their craftsmanship and positioning for maximum sun soaking? The flow from the indoors to the out is also an important...

Get into Gardening

We all know someone with a fabulous garden, their green thumbs making us green with envy.  They may make it look effortless, but gardening is a time-consuming skill that takes commitment. Despite this, a new generation is enjoying how gardening can assist with stress relief, grow food, help with the...

Small Gardens

Small Gardens are Growing With ever-growing house prices, the quarter acre section has gone, and so have the sprawling veggie gardens, fruit orchards and lawns large enough for a cricket wicket. So enter the compact garden – a place that gives us a sense of the outdoors, but within the...

Privacy Please

Everyone should have the right to not be observed or disturbed in their own home, but urbanisation has made privacy a challenge. While it’s said ‘good fences make good neighbours’ it’s sometimes not enough to protect you from the gazes of next door or glances from the street. Reclaim your...

Project Renovation Starts Now

It’s easy to think that the best time to work on a summer project is in summer; but if you’re wanting to have your stunning entertainer’s backyard paradise ready to use on Christmas Day then the best time to start planning is NOW. Let the Canterbury Home Show help you make...

Name That Expert

Often, you'll hear the phrases "go get some expert advice" or "talk to the experts" when it comes to building and renovation work.  But if you've never built a home before or this is your first time renovating, then it’s easy to wonder just WHO these "experts" are, and question...