Thur 5 - Sun 8 September 2024
Auckland Showgrounds, Greenlane

Outdoor Ideas

Winter- Ready Homes: 8 Tips for Canterbury Residents

We’re well and truly on the countdown to the 2017 Auckland Home Show, and if landscaping and updating your outdoor area has been on your mind; then there’s really no better way to see New Zealand’s biggest collection of landscaping ideas, new products, and expert services under one roof.

Trend Setting

If you need to get up to speed with current gardening and landscaping trends, then head to the Outdoor Ideas area in Hall 8.  Presented by Auckland Landscape Supplies, this is where you’ll find the latest and best products and materials to inspire your outdoor plans for summer.  Expert advice can be gained by speaking with one or more of the 15 landscape suppliers in the Outdoor Ideas area, or take some time out to attend our FREE SEMINAR hosted by Paul Gallagher; Landscape Architect at Mace Landscapes at 12 pm daily as part of the Design, Renovate, Decorate Seminar Series in Hall 2, proudly sponsored by Resene.

Extended Entertaining

To really protect your friends and family from the harsh summer sun, unexpected showers and to ensure your back deck is usable year-round then it’s worth considering how you can cover it over. The Oztech Retractable Roof System (Stand 818 -Hall 8) is one method; completely waterproof, it’s ideal for transforming and extending out your living space to enjoy during the day and even at night thanks to some cleverly installed LED lighting.  Those with smaller spaces should look at the Folding Arm Retractable Awning by Rollerflex (Stand 676 – Hall 6/7) which is specially designed for both small and medium sized terraces.

Outdoor Expectations

One feature that’s increasingly becoming an expectation for homebuyers and homeowners alike is the outdoor kitchen.  We’re looking beyond the standard BBQ and are designing outdoor spaces that are really an extension of our kitchens; equipped to cook, serve and entertain. You don’t have to go all out here though; your outdoor kitchen can be as simple as some cupboard space and a barbeque with a nice servery. If you do want to do a bit more, you could look at installing a breakfast bar with some stools making it more social, and creating a casual space for breakfast and reading the paper. Add to that a more formal dining area with seating and lounge space and you have the ingredients for an outdoor living and entertaining space with mass market appeal!

Furniture Fixtures

Continuing on from the outdoor kitchen is the outdoor living area; a space that allows conversation and connection with friends and family.  If you’re seeking out a new level of comfort and style to introduce to your outdoors this summer, the Auckland Home Show has a huge selection of outdoor furniture suppliers to speak with – including the team at Woven Veranda (Stand 15 – Outside).  Their Lagoon Sumptuous Suite is a synthetic solid core cane, all weather wicker with a quality Scandinavian designed ergonomic finesse.

Don’t forget to secure your tickets to this year’s Auckland Home Show on September 6-10 at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane.  Book your tickets now at and put yourself into the draw to WIN our Gasmate Outdoor Cooking Package worth $2,897!