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Buyer's Guide: How to choose the best outdoor umbrella for your home

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 10-Nov-2017 10:00:00

Isn’t summer great? Warm weather, cold drinks and great memories in your home and garden. Comfort is key to having a great time outdoors in your home and garden, under the sun. Outdoor umbrellas are perfect for the hot days and long nights of summer and at Shadowspec, we have a range of premium patio parasol’s that you can deploy with ease to enjoy the shade with your friends and family.

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Topics: Sun Protection, Outdoor Umbrellas, cantilever umbrella, Outdoor Shade, Quality, Patio Umbrella

Five ways to update your outdoor area

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 06-Sep-2017 10:26:26

So summer is coming and we're wanting to get back outside in the sun. After a long winter is your outdoor area looking a little worse for wear? If it's anything like ours, it hasn't had much use in the past 4 months and could do with a bit of a tidy up!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here in New Zealand we have gorgeous summer weather and long evenings, encouraging us to enjoy our backyard, patio, courtyard and verandahs (or decks). These places, sometimes referred to as "al fresco" areas, are such an important part of our home, we should give them just as much thought and attention as the interior. 

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella

5 post-winter upgrades to enhance your outdoor space design

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 04-Sep-2017 14:48:56

Seasons are changing and it's time to get back outside.  After a long winter is your outdoor area looking a little worse for wear? If it's anything like ours, it hasn't had much use in the past 4 months and could do with a bit of a tidy up! 

Image source: CC0 Public Domain

Here in Australia we have gorgeous summer weather and long evenings, encouraging us to enjoy our backyard, patio, courtyard and verandahs (or decks). These places, sometimes referred to as "al fresco" areas, are such an important part of our home, we should give them just as much thought and attention as the interior. 

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Topics: Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella

What are the Best Features of a Patio Umbrella?

Posted by Jonathan Blampied on 29-Aug-2017 14:28:40

Outdoor areas are becoming increasingly popular in residential houses, with good indoor-outdoor flow being one of the main selling features for the modern family home. The perfect space for family time or entertaining guests, it is essential to get the indoor-outdoor vibe right.

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Topics: Shade systems, Outdoor Shade, Patio Umbrella

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