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Outdoor Living Spending long, languid summer evenings around the barbecue with family and friends is a tradition many of us grew up with. Outdoor living has always been a big part of our Kiwi lifestyle. Nothing has changed in that respect, but the way we are doing it has evolved beautifully, almost beyond recognition. Wobbly, three-legged charcoal barbecues have made way for sophisticated stainless steel cookers, wood-fired pizza ovens and flaming braziers, while fold-out deck chairs and trestle tables have been replaced with sleek outdoor dining sets and all-weather lounge suites. Inside out, outside in Our outdoor living spaces are getting bigger, better and more luxurious. We want them to be an extension of our indoor living spaces – somewhere that we can entertain, relax and soak up the outdoors in comfort, all year round, and enjoy from the inside looking out. At Landmark we love the outdoors as much as you do. That is why we make outdoor living spaces a major consideration in all our plans. Whether it is a swimming pool to plunge into during the summer or an outdoor fireplace to toast marshmallows on in winter, our designs make the most of your outdoor space, so you can too. Tips: • Make your outdoor spaces easily viewable and accessible from the indoors • Section your outdoor space into zones, such as dining and relaxing areas • Add a fire/heat source – it draws people in • Include a variety of seating options, from wicker sofas to benches and bar stools • Use clever planting and screens to create more private outdoor rooms • Include a covered area for year-round enjoyment w w w.l andmar k ho m e s. c o. n z | 17