Outdoor spaces … for everyone

Outdoor spaces … for everyone
May 18, 2017

We Kiwis have a connection with nature – it’s part of our lifestyle… So it’s no surprise that we want our homes to have a connection with the outdoors – through summer and winter. Creating the ideal getaway where you can kick back doesn’t have to be difficult or costly – the trick is to choose products that are functional, stylish and durable.

Where to start? Here are some ideas …

Connect to the indoors … Outdoor living spaces that are easily accessible to indoor rooms are the most likely to get used.  Design your deck or patio in a place that offers refuge, such as off the master bedroom or living room.

Firth Decorative concrete in a salt and pepper finish, cut in a large pattern

Create traffic patterns You can do this in a variety of ways, including laying formal walkways using Firth Designer or Classic series pavers, creating outdoor spaces using Firth Decorative concrete and planting shrubs or trees to establish corners and borders.

Create seating areas … Places that family and friends will enjoy – a quiet zone for a chat or around a table for a big dinner.

Firth Designer Series Forum™ Paver (400L x 400W x 50Dmm) in Black Sands

Firth Courtyard Flagstone (450L x 450W x 50Dmm) in Black Sands and Volcanic Ash

Create an outdoor heat source … If you have a fireplace inside your house, it’s where you love to curl up with a good book on a quiet night or where larger groups gather on chilly days. The same is true for outdoor living spaces – a source of fire draws people in and creates a focal point.

Firth’s Designer Series: Forum® Paver (400 x 400 x 50mm) and Piazza® Paver (400L x 200W x 50Dmm) in Avon

For more information about Firth’s range of products or help with your next project contact us at info@firth.co.nz or 0800 FIRTH1.

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