Outdoor living basics

If you are of a (slightly) older generation, outdoor living usually meant a few deck chairs strewn randomly around the backyard with the BBQ in the middle and maybe a shabby umbrella or inflatable pool. Nowadays, with the continual improvement in outdoor furniture fabrics and sliding and folding door hardware, indoor/outdoor living has progressed in leaps and bounds and is one of the biggest must-haves for many Australians these days. If you are considering enclosing a patio or simply adding an outdoor living space, it…

Adding a Pizza Oven to your patio or renovation

Summertime in Australia traditionally meant people loved getting outside in the backyard or patio and tucking into a selection of overcooked grilled meats from the barbecue, smothered in tomato sauce and wrapped in fluffy white bread maybe with a side of charcoal onions. While the former is most certainly still true, out tastes have matured and evolved over the years as culinary influences from other cultures became widely accepted. Nothing reflects this more than the trend to install a woodfired pizza oven in the backyard…

Plants for vibrant surroundings

Plants will add a great deal to your outdoor living area. These can be chosen for structure or colour or a combination of both. Decorative arrangements can be a feast for your eyes as well. Potted plants do require extra care to maintain their health, beauty and character. The soil in the pots easily dries out, especially in warmer weather, so you need to be vigilant with a watering regime. Potted herbs are also a fragrant and attractive addition to an outdoor patio area. And…

Furnishing your patio

Furnishing your patio is one of the most enjoyable aspects of your new outdoor room. There will often be dappled light so a blend of grey-greens will suit wonderfully. Cushions and soft furnishings can be used provided they are protected from the elements, which in most cases they will be as long as your patio is covered. Knee-rugs and perhaps a day-bed or even a hammock would be a great addition for relaxation and general use. Floor cushions add extra comfort and colour and seating…

Pets and a healthy home

It is a well-known fact that a pet adds an enormous amount of health and comfort to its owner’s life. Emotional health is encouraged by having a pet. The feeling of love and dependence and warmth a pet brings is healing for all family members. The physical aspect of owning a pet and the tactile experience of handling their soft fur is important for many people, but especially the lonely, sick and elderly. Owning a dog which requires a good walk every day is essential…

Come and Check out our Patios

Everyone would like an extra room in their home. Especially a room that offers an outdoor feel and the added extras that the natural environment offers. Patios come in all shapes and sizes and are only limited by your imagination. Guests, family members and visitors will be impressed with the added comfort you can offer them by having a patio or outdoor room. Brio is a firm that has multiple designs and styles of connecting or exterior folding systems. Sleek and interesting, with versatile concepts, Brio…