Outdoor Living

Live Outdoors! 5 Amazing Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Patio!

With the weather outside being great, we can all finally enjoy the outdoors! When you don’t want to, or can’t, go anywhere, your outdoor patio could be your own mini oasis. This is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful day outside. However, it could probably use an upgrade. If it’s looking a bit long in the tooth, you will find that transforming it will make a world of difference in how much you...

Summer Entertaining

The best thing about dining outdoors in the summer is that it can be as simple as a few burgers off the grill with a large jug of swizzle or as fancy as a filet mignon served on your best china. Either way, you will find yourself dining al fresco at some point. If you are anything like us here at IPN then I am sure you are looking forward to spending time outdoors with your favorite people - and food is...

Staying Healthy – While Outdoors

Now that we have entered the beginning of summer, nothing beats going to the beach and getting that daily dose of Vitamin D. When you are ready to pack up and head to the shore make sure you pack a few of these beach snacks (along with your sunscreen of course!). Trail Mix – making your own trail mix with unsalted nuts, seeds and small amounts of dried fruit can provide you with a good source of...

YOUR PANDEMIC DIY: Potted Vegetable Garden

PROJECT: Potted Vegetable Garden by Hannah Emmerson GARDEN TYPE: The first thing I did when my job was laid off was to head to the nearest garden store and panic buy seeds to start a garden. I tried to only buy the seeds for plants that I couldn’t readily germinate from my weekly groceries. As long as you buy organic you can regrow things like tomato’s, squash, and even celery, spring onions,...

Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Summer is here in Bermuda. People are in the water, the barbecues have started, and it’s time for outdoor living. Either as a homeowner or a renter, your outdoor space makes a huge difference in your daily life. Research suggests spending time outdoors is incredibly beneficial, helping to improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure. Hear that?! A sweet tan and lower blood pressure, all...

Healthy Outdoor Dining

If you’re anything like me then you’ll love dining outside, be that lunches or evening meals outside on the porch, BBQs, boat outings or picnics. My children would eat outside if it was raining, if I let them! It is easy to go off tracks with your diet and health goals when dining outside, and when you may be more influenced by friends, family and social pressures. BBQ’s When BBQing ensure you...

Living Outdoors: Tackle those Pesky Mosquitos

Unfortunately it is getting to be that time of year! Fortunately we do not have Zika Virus in Bermuda, so they are an uncomfortable nuisance rather than a health hazard. Here are a few ideas to keep them at bay. Get rid of standing water: Make sure there’s no standing water anywhere from toys left out on the lawn, plates under your flowerpots, even something as small as a bottle cap can become a...

Outdoor Living – Make your house shine!

It’s official! BBQ’s, backyards, and bikinis mean the weather is hot and its time to live outdoors again. While Bermuda has year round “warm” weather there is something extra special about our summer months. Filled with sunshine, friends, and relaxation this is the time of year to embrace and have fun outdoors. Dust off the patio furniture, clean the pool and get your outdoor spaces set up for...

Curb Appeal Starts Online

We live in a digital world and like other industries that change due to technology, so does real estate. The notion of curb appeal these days starts well before a potential buyer even gets near to the property. Before the modern conveniences of the internet and smartphones, potential buyers would form their initial first impression of a property from standing outside in the street or sitting in their...

BS&R How To: Choose the right wood for your outdoor project

While wood furniture is a popular choice for outdoor spaces, not every wood is a good choice for your garden or patio. Outdoor furniture has to contend with the elements as well as everyday use. Only a few varieties are durable enough to do the job. So which should you choose? Here’s a look at some wood types and factors you should think about before purchasing your next outdoor piece: The...

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