Backyard Gazebo Ideas: 4 Solid Construction Tips

There are endless options and ideas that homeowners looking to improve their outdoor living space can leverage. While some prefer excellent landscaping, bright-colored flowers, and plants, others think of an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and alternative installations.  Outdoor gazebos are increasingly becoming a popular option for homeowners who want an outdoor structure with additional functionality. Backyard […]

Bare House

Herzliya, Israel – Jacobs -Yaniv Architects Project Year :     2016 Developed Area :     270.0 m2 Photographs :     Amit Geron Bare House is a family home designed to meet the needs of a couple and their two children. The homeowners are architects and it took them 6 long years to finally come up […]

Look… No Triangles!

Each corbelled bamboo beam member is bolted to the column which helps achieve a rigid frame

By Guest Blogger Munir Vahanvati The use of triangles is one of the fundamental principles for bamboo construction which is commonly used in most bamboo structures for stability and rigidity. Keeping with our principle of exploring new designs and connections in every project we decided to challenge the notion of using triangulation for structural stability. […]

Privacy Screen Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas

Think your outdoor living area needs a little more privacy? Then here are some great DIY ideas that can isolate your space, yet still, allow for the enjoyment of the outdoors! Spending some time to unwind on a well-decorated and furnished yard or patio can be the next best thing to going on a weekend beach getaway — especially […]

10 Wonderful Wood Projects

Outdoor Projects with Wood

Whether it be fine furniture, wooden vases and bowls, hardwood floors, barn beams, reclaimed wood bar tops, or butcher block countertops, we seek it out. Perhaps the universal appeal of wood is an extension of our common love of trees, nature, and the outdoors. It is great for outdoor projects because it is a low-maintenance material […]

Must-See Colorful Balcony Gardens

Balcony Gardens

Aah, don’t these balcony gardens make you wish you had one at home? Beautiful balcony gardens are not just for mansions — as long as you have a balcony, it’s possible! In fact, some people without balconies simply hang planter boxes near their windows to develop a similar-looking feature for their homes. If you’re looking to […]

Inexpensive Patio Furniture

The outdoor area is one of the best parts of the house. It’s great for enjoying nature, entertaining, and spending some time alone. With the right patio furniture, it can be used for a variety of activities, such as hosting a barbecue, relaxing in a hammock, or playing games with the family. When it comes […]

Creative Courtyards

A well designed courtyard offers both visual and aural privacy

Well-designed courtyards offer both visual and aural privacy. A courtyard can offer exceptional privacy even in the middle of high-density housing. Both are important when so many homes today have so little space separating them. A courtyard is an enclosed area, often located in the centre of a building or home, that is open to […]

DIY Platform Deck – 5 Awesome Advantages

DIY Platform Deck - Install a drip edge

A deck is a great place to enjoy the outdoors while reading a book or enjoying a cool beverage. If you’re lucky enough to have one, you know what a great asset it can be to your home. Not only is it a great place to enjoy the outdoors, but it can also be perfect for […]

DIY Deck Projects

Decking ideas

A deck or courtyard can change the entire character of a home. They bring the outside in and take inside out, extending your living areas at the lowest cost per m2. They’re great for entertaining, having a Sunday brunch with the kids or just as a place to sit and read! You’ll find the ‘how […]

Elegant and Creative DIY Backyard Pergola Ideas

Pergolas not only add aesthetic charm to your property but are also practical when it comes to protecting you from too much sun. Pergolas can give you protection from too much sun, so you can enjoy your yard more without getting too hot. This structure is great for any yard as it adds magnificence without […]

Rustic Garden Gazebo

Rustic Garden Gazebo

Gazebos are freestanding structures. They usually have a roof or canopy. They originated in Greece, where they were used for religious ceremonies. Over time, they have been used more for outdoor activities. Some gazebos have stairs that lead to the roof, while others have a flat roof. It provides shelter from the elements. It also […]

DIY hammock stand

DIY Hammock Stand

Hammocks aren’t just for relaxing family holidays – although they are excellent for that. They can also improve your mental and physical health, helping you become a calmer, well-rested person. A study by the University of Geneva in Switzerland found that swaying gently in a hammock can often cure insomnia. The gentle swing of a hammock […]

Decks: 4 Important Things to Consider before Building Them

Decks! They bring the outside in and the inside out.  They are the lowest cost way to extend your living area and they can be easily converted to an all-weather entertaining area with the addition of a roof deck and vinyl curtains. A deck is a type of outdoor living space typically built on top […]