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A curation of beautiful home exteriors and outdoor spaces. Design and style ideas to create a home exterior you love. New products for your home exterior, including products to maximise space and latest trends.

Progress report: Gina’s outdoor dining space

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A little while ago I asked for your help to plan my outdoor dining space. Things are starting to take shape so I thought...

In the garden: Winter gardening guide

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You may not think there's much to do in the garden during the cold winter months, but that's far from the truth!...

Bonnie’s backyard before and our plans

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Supported by Trex Over the past few months we’ve been busy renovating Bonnie’s house and while our focus has predominately been inside, with the weather...

Gina’s front yard: the plan, the ‘before’ and progress to date

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If you follow me on Instagram, you would know my front yard isn't really much of a front yard at all. 'Dirt patch meets weed...

Advice on selecting the right garage door with Delta

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Supported by Delta-Warringah Garage Doors If you’re building or renovating, you’d know there are a million and one decisions you need to make — from...

How to affordably landscape your garden: Get the biggest wow factor...

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Your outdoor area can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home but landscaping your garden can often be...

10 external building materials you may not have considered using

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Supported by Denman Prospect A decision many people agonise over when building is what external building materials to...

Outdoor kitchens: Round up of the best!

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Spring is here and with it comes the opportunity to start enjoying outdoor living again. And one area that's a hot spot...

The Block Glasshouse: Week 9 room reveals

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With the terraces now complete (or pretty much complete in the case of Chris and Jenna), all 5 apartments on The Block Glasshouse are...

10 common landscaping mistakes and how to avoid them

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With the warmer months nearly upon us, entertaining outdoors is a common ritual for Aussies. The warm seasons...

Need your help to plan and design my outdoor dining space

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You may have read in my 2017 New Year's resolutions that I'm on a mission to finish our house this year! One space that...

20 things to do at home to keep busy during isolation

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We feel the need to start this post with a question — how are you? Honestly, how are you going?

15 ways to spruce up your outdoors

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Supported by Thomsons Outdoor Pine Our gorgeous climate is made for outdoor living but if your outdoors aren’t exactly inviting, you might like to try...

How to choose the right mulch for your garden: One that...

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With the weather quickly cooling down, the last thing on your mind might be stepping out to do some gardening but there are a...

5 step guide: How to choose the right trees for your...

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Choosing the right trees for your garden can feel overwhelming and we often leave landscaping in the ‘too hard basket’.

Add a splash of colour to your outdoors with painted pots

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Painting pot plants in various colours and patterns has got to be the easiest and most affordable way to add a splash of colour...

In the garden: Autumn gardening guide

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The days become mild and mellow as the crazy heat starts to subside and there's...

How to in the garden: Composting guide for beginners

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Ever thought about starting an at-home garden compost but it all just got a bit too hard? Well, we're here to help...

Get your home and gardening jobs done with Airtasker

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Supported by Airtasker Those of you who have been following the blog for a while would know that the landscaping at my house (or...

The Block Glasshouse room reveals: Week 2 apartment 6

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There's nothing like room reveals on The Block except maybe two lots of reveals in one week, YAY! Tonight we got to see the second...

Designing the ultimate alfresco kitchen, all the design tips and tricks...

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Supported by Hafele Home An alfresco kitchen is always a good idea — especially in Australia where our...

Installing a new Trex deck at Bonnie’s house

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Supported by Trex The other day we showed you Bonnie’s barren backyard and talked about our plans out here and today we’re so excited to...

Driveway inspiration gallery: Contemporary driveway ideas

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Something I struggled with recently was deciding on a driveway material for our house. Search 'driveway inspiration' on Google or Pinterest and...

Tour of National Arboretum Canberra

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The National Arboretum Canberra is home to a lot more than rare and endangered forests (94 of them to be exact) —...