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HOME IDEAS EXPO JUNE 26-27, 2010
This Saturday & Sunday
26th - 27th June
10am to 4pm
NEWCASTLE 834 Hunter St, Newcastle West
P 4961 4514 F 4969 6596
KURRI KURRI 109 Northcote St, Kurri Kurri
P 4937 2392 /4937 2318 F 4937 5568
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ESSENTIALS FOR THE
PERFECT OUTDOOR AREA
Most people crave a little outdoor
area in which to soak up the sunshine.
With space at an absolute premium
these days, a patio garden can offer the
Patios should be easy to maintain,
efficient and simple, providing a calm,
private place that allow you to unwind
after a long day at work.
A poorly designed patio or outdoor
area can be gloomy and untidy,
cluttered with garbage bins and
bicycles. These can quickly start
looking neglected and become a waste
Follow these suggestions to get the
best result for your patio garden.
• Orientation is important. You
may want the sun in the morning for
summer breakfasts and in the evening
you may welcome the shade, but will
this suit in other seasons?
• Size is another significant issue.
Many patios are too small for comfort.
A little strip of concrete or pavers
out the back is hardly worth the effort.
Use all the space at your disposal and
• A table and a couple of chairs should
fit comfortably. If they don't, then the
patio or outdoor area is too small, both
for you and the person who may be
buying the property from you down
the track. Once you have established
you have sufficient space for these
essential items add some adornments,
such as flower beds, statuary plants or
seasonal pots of colour.
For inspiration on outdoor areas,
call into the HIA Home Ideas Centre to
see the variety of outdoor displays and
speak with one of our experts.
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