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Outdoor Design Trends 2021: 21 Backyard design ideas.

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 24-Nov-2020 10:46:08

We're back. Last year we released our definitive guide to backyard design to enthusiastic, wonderful triumph, we engaged with thousands of people from all over the world and facilitated their outdoor space designs. Since then we have been in communication with outdoor specifiers, designers and architects in their quest to expand backyards in a post-COVID world. As more people spend time within their own personal bubble, we've talked to experts across a broad spectrum to find the top outdoor trends for 2021.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor design, outdoor living, BBQ

Paving Design Ideas to Spruce up your Yard for 2021

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 19-Nov-2020 10:00:00

We’ve often touched on the ways to update your outdoor area and new paving is a great way to do this. There’s no better way to get your neighbours poking their head up over the fence and looking down in awe at your inspiring, clean and tidy backyard with great paving.

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, outdoor living, Outdoor trends

Case Study: Backyard Staycation Design - There's no place like home.

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 28-Oct-2020 14:43:12

As we spend more time at home, working, living and holidaying, we’ve seen an uptick in outstanding new backyard builds. Whether they’re professional builds or good-old-fashioned DIY projects – additional outdoor areas are a fantastic way to create a delightful venue to spend your time in when you can’t travel far. Staycations are here to … stay.

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Topics: outdoor living

The Best Backyard BBQ Ideas for Summer

Posted by Mitchell Whitehouse on 01-May-2020 16:31:02

Barbecue is a great institution where communal cooking and sharing of food, stories and time brings family together. Barbecue is synonymous with summer and everyone looks forward to a sizzling show, great meats, salads and conversation, all summer long. This year and in future, home gatherings and meals are going to take on a greater importance. Struggling with where to start on your staycation BBQ adventure? We’re experts in backyards and the BBQ is a quintessential part of that.

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Topics: commercial outdoor umbrella, Outdoor trends, BBQ

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