Category Archives: Garden & balcony

Conservatory Styles

Conservatory Styles

Conservatory Styles – The purpose of buildings that use glass is to make full  use of the sun and the daylight. The conservatory  makes a useful, weatherproof link between inside and outside, but it can also create a magic of its own. In this extension of the home you can enjoy the jungle  atmosphere of tender plants with their bright colors and exotic scents. You can use it as a light and airy dining room or a quiet space in which to read or snooze. Cane or perforated metal chairs and tables will emphasize the tropical aspect, and plenty of tropical plants and climbers in containers will add to the ‘holiday’ feeling. 


Essentials For A Beautiful And Usable Patio

Essentials For A Beautiful And Usable Patio

Essentials For A Beautiful And Usable Patio – Have you ever envied someone else’s garden and you wished your house was blessed with an equally tempting looking outdoor scene? Well, you can stop wishing and head down to the nearest furniture store. It is not an impossible task turning your dull backyard, garden, pool or roof garden into a beautiful relaxing space. All you need is the right furniture. If you are thinking of a modem yet stylish outlook, the best type of furniture to go for is the teak furniture. You will see with the many choices available, forking out large sum of money to furnish the outdoor is no longer necessary.

Teak is a name so established in outdoor furnishing that it is effortlessly marketed to manufacturers and consumers. High in demand, teak furniture offers advantages that is unmatched by other types of outdoor furniture; one being its sturdiness.

Having An Outdoor Meditation Area

Having An Outdoor Meditation Area

Having An Outdoor Meditation Area – To achieve true relaxation, you have to remove yourself from your daily stressors. Seeing a kitchen sink full of dishes will not help put your mind at ease. There are several ways to do this; you could start simply by placing privacy screens around a sectioned off area. Using a pergola or an open-air gazebo are other options for completely outdoor spaces. But, if you live in a cooler climate and want to use this space in the winter months, using a pool house or a cabana may suit your needs better.

The most important thing is to create an area where cares and worries are ‘not allowed’. Another way to do this is to install some kind of garden bridge; this way you can decide that when you cross over the bridge you are crossing over into a peaceful place.

Garden Porches And Pergolas

Garden Porches And Pergolas

Garden Porches And Pergolas – Porches can be simple, as a covered but open structure sheltering the approach to a doorway, or they can be much grander, with a roof and sides attached to the house. Being sheltered, they are useful places to grow favorite plants, which may not tolerate the cold, wet, or wind. If container plants are under the roof, you will need to water them carefully.

Pergolas usually consist of a series of pillars made from stone, brick, or iron, supporting a top frame, ideally covered by climbing plants. They may be freestanding and cover an outdoor eating area, or they may form part of a paved walk. Alternatively they can be built with one side attached to a building, like a verandah, and without an enclosed roof.

Prepare Your Balcony For Spring Entertainment

Prepare Your Balcony For Spring Entertainment

Prepare Your Balcony For Spring Entertainment – The balcony is an extension of the home, and it is an area where many people relax or read a magazine, enjoy beverages… and enjoy the great outdoors. The balcony is a part of a home that is often outfitted to complement the seasons or for any reason, and if you enjoy entertaining on the balcony, you can make your home’s balcony an impressive space where family and friends will also like to spend time.

Consider the following steps to decorate a balcony, and transform your ordinary outdoor space into an extraordinary place for relaxing and spending time.