Tag Archives: renovations


Landscape Design: Tips for beginners

If your garden just needs a complete overhaul, reworking the landscape can be overwhelming. We’ve collected seven top tips for beginners wanting to tackle landscape design. Because when it comes to landscape design there are many choices you can make, but it can all be very confusing. But, if you...

How To Stain A Deck –  Beginners Guide

Moved into a new home with a deck? Want to give an old deck a makeover? Built a new deck and it’s weathered for a year or more? If you’re someone who has never stained anything before use these tips to make the job easier and get terrific results. Staining...

Summer Entertaining preparation

Summer is around the corner… the nights are a little longer and temperatures getting warmer. This past Labour weekend prompted a few of the Home Show team to take the plunge and haul the barbecue out of storage in anticipation of summer entertaining & nights at the grill. We expect...

Does Landscaping Increase Your Homes Value?

There are so many things a homeowner can do inside a house to increase its value but what about outdoors and landscaping? Landscaping or improving the backyard could not only enhance the look of a property, but landscaping can increase your homes value and also adds value for refinancing or...

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...

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...

Garage Clear-out in 6 Steps

With the arrival of Spring, there’s a tendency to start a spring cleaning frenzy around the house BUT read this before you tackle your garage clear-out! We’ve got this garage sorting business sorted. For most of us, the garage is more often than not a home for hoarding. It's where...

The Top Home Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t be fooled, those home renovations we’re used to seeing nightly on our small screens are not real life; big or small a home renovation costs both time and money.  So, before you decide to take a sledge hammer to your kitchen wall this weekend, grab a cuppa and go...

Create timeless interior in 5 Steps

Elegant, enduring, subtle, understated – these are the words often used to describe a design considered to be timeless.  But how do you introduce a timeless look in your home?  What makes a unique and timeless home design?  Despite its awe-inspiring presence, this look is relatively easy to achieve, so...