With the weather heating up, it won't be long until the New Zealand population will be spending as much time outdoors as they do in.
While the beach remains a typical Kiwi favourite over the holiday period, many prefer having their own personal space, too, as they while away the hours in the backyard, relaxing with the family or entertaining.
It means the outdoor space should be just as warm, comfortable and welcoming as the home's interior design
, and New Zealanders ask certain things when it comes to what they want in their gardens.
Director of Humphreys Landscaping, Scott Humphreys, is asked every day for certain features in the gardens his team designs for his clients. He shares with us three things Kiwis want in their outdoor spaces.1) A SWIMMING POOL
It's something many of us dream about – having the ability to take a quick dip in your own personal pool whenever the mood takes you. A swimming pool is not only for those with acres of space, either, as Scott explained.
"We're quite often asked for a swimming pool. In Auckland, it's a desirable thing to have, so that means incorporating a pool into quite often a small garden." The choice of swimming pool is completely dependent on its users. If a homeowner wants to do laps and exercise, a rectangular pool is a fine choice, whereas those with young families may want one built into an interesting shape.
On top of the thrill and convenience of owning one, a swimming pool is a fine way to add value to a property, setting it apart from other options when it comes time to sell or rent out your property.