Zones' top 3 outdoor shelters

Outdoor room

When it comes to enjoying fresh air and additional living space, outdoor shelter provides the best of both worlds. However, finding a style of shelter that suits your home and budget isn’t always straightforward. We’ve chosen three of our favourite home shelters to provide you with some inspiration. 

Outdoor dining under a wave shade sail

The owners of this Tauranga property wanted to convert their basic backyard lawn into a sheltered barbeque and dining area. The three-week project was carried out by their local landscaping specialist Nigel Ramsden, who removed the lawn, installed a patio and pergola, and created coverage using a retractable wave shade sail. Planting, hardscaping and screening included, the project came to a total of $38,000 NZD. Find out more.  

A Balinese yoga-inspired outdoor room

Who needs to attend yoga classes when you have your very own Balinese yoga-inspired outdoor room? Carried out in just two weeks, this project involved transforming a boggy backyard into a weatherboarded outdoor room with shutters. Composite decking and garden design included, the final cost came to $56,000 NZD. Check out the full project.   

Year-round outdoor luxury

This award-winning outdoor area by landscaping specialist Kate Ryan features an adjustable louvre roof which provides year-round light and coverage. To complete the outdoor space, Kate’s team installed a new deck, turf, spa area and outdoor fireplace. The landscape design - completed for $96,000 NZD - strikes a balance between opulent and cosy. View the project here.

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