Optimising outdoor living: Louvre Solutions

Spring comes with unpredictable weather and just as we optimistically venture to our outdoor living areas, a sudden change sees us darting indoors again. A louvre roof is the perfect way to optimise your enjoyment of that space, even in the unpredictable spring weather. Louvre Solutions roof systems are more than just a slatted covering. […]

Summer fun poolside

As thoughts turn to summer and warmer days, many also turn to swimming; taking that first dip in the sea or better yet frolicking in your own pool. Always wanted a pool but don’t know where to start? Christchurch has numerous expert pool companies who’d be happy to talk about requirements and set the project […]

Personal taste to the fore: Luke Gardner

Outdoor entertaining is something to factor-in during the design process for your new-build home. Luke Gardner shares some ideas for creating your perfect outdoor space. “It’s about your own personal taste and just about anything goes.” When coming up with a plan, think about the situation of your section, your house shape and size, and […]

Outdoor furniture care

Now is an ideal time to start checking outdoor furniture for the coming spring and summer. Get rid of any rickety old stuff and invest in sturdy weather-proof tables and chairs, or revamp your existing ones. Future-proofing is a sound investment so buy waterproof covers for outdoor furniture, regardless of the material. Or store it […]

Enjoying the outside inside

  Contemporary living often includes an “outdoor” kitchen, even a fireplace and a lounging area, all under cover and sheltered from the elements. Temperate weather doesn’t mean staying indoors. If you plan it right you can stay warm, cosy and dry in a purpose-built outdoor room. Here are some of Metropol’s tips for the essentials… […]

Relaxation Stations

Outdoor living spaces that extend entertaining outdoors have surpassed trend and entered necessity territory in home design. And in 2021, landscape designers are predicting this will go one step further with a rise in relaxation areas – garden escapes which create a feeling of holiday without leaving your property.     Outdoor living spaces that […]