Thank goodness Summer is finally on its way and I, for one, could not be happier! The strawberries are ripe and juicy. Christmas is right around the corner. Plans with family and friends are firming up for the festive season. The sun is out, the breeze is warm and the allure of the great outdoors is increasing!

Here in NZ interacting with our surroundings is paramount during this season. But this is when we also find ourselves stressing over our homes if the flow or fit are not quite right and now is the time we all think about how to fix it!

For some of us, this means adding to, or renovating an area of our home, for others, it means maximizing our outdoor living spaces. Honestly, over the summer months we reckon you can never underestimate the space value of your patio or deck area, your pergola, your tent, she-shed,  man cabin or shade tree in providing an additional space for you and the people you care about to hang out, enjoying each others company till all hours of the night… or next day…

It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, just functional and maybe a little pretty. ‘Tis the Season after all!

If you are stuck for ideas as to how to make the most of what you’ve got, or how to jooj it up a bit, check out our pin board:

Soaking up all this sun can be pretty tough, just ask our team! So we wanted to share a summer spritzer for you to try when its hot outside and you need to chill out! This recipe is one our guys and gals can’t get enough of!

Nine to Five Mojito Mixers

  • Squeeze half a lime in the bottom of a glass
  • Crush a sprig of mint into the juice with the back of a spoon or a pestle
  • Add in crushed ice and dry lemonade – try sparking water for a guiltless option!
  • Then add a dollop of strawberry or passionfruit pulp to the top, another sprig of mint and a slice of lime
  • Stir and DRINK!

May you enjoy the longer days, bbq’s, camping, beach trips and family fun time.

For some extra help of brainstorming about your outdoor dreams, drop us a line or pop in for a visit! We have a wide range of resources to help you get inspired. Pop down to our new showroom / office 31a Rangi Road, Takanini Monday – Friday 9am-2:30pm or by arrangement. Xx

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