Tag Archives: outdoor spaces


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...

How to take colour outside

Outdoor furniture is not a frequent purchase, and if made from quality materials it can last for many years. But this longevity makes it an important decision. As always the best advice is to talk to someone who works with colour on a regular basis, as they can introduce you to possibilities...

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...

Summer Setting Trends

Get ahead of the rest this summer by capturing the latest in outdoor trends.  We’ve lined up some of our favourite current trends for a closer look at what’s in-store for our Kiwi summer! The closer we get to summer, the more we look forward to getting our backyard ready...

The Outdoor Kitchen Explosion

One of the fastest rising landscape trends is that of the Outdoor Kitchen; no fashionable home these days is complete without one. But how do you incorporate a kitchen and garden outdoors? Let’s explore the ways… Summertime is outdoors time; time for the family and friends to gather round for...

The Even Greater Outdoors

The winter chill may well be upon us but take a moment to turn your mind to thoughts of a long hot summer spent in the backyard oasis of your dreams… If you’ve found yourself spending a lot of time looking out at your backyard knowing an upgrade would be...