When you’re building a home, you want to work with builders that are trustworthy and that operate with honesty and integrity. You also want a builder that can provide a generous list of inclusions and special offers too.


As an expert and authority in building new homes for every need and budget, Kaplan Homes is accustomed to hearing from customers who’ve ended up with the home of their dreams – under budget!

When we get this kind of feedback, we usually recommend that our happy new home owners allocate their savings to their landscaping design, so they can create an outdoor area that is just as unique to their personal wishlist as their indoors. Here are a few of our recommendations, based on our experience in landscaping as well as the most current trends.

Drought resistant plants and flowers

Water scarcity is a reality in a country like Australia, which is also subject to extreme temperatures and dry conditions. Creating a garden around drought resistant plants is not only ecofriendly, but it’s also a great life hack if you want to enjoy a good-looking garden without the maintenance and slog. Plants like the Spotted Emu Bush, Happy Wanderer and New South Wales Christmas Bush are all native to Australia and require little in the way of upkeep.

Fire pits

Having a fireplace inside your home isn’t always practical – or wanted. A great solution to this is to build a fire pit outside. It creates an ambient atmosphere with less mess and fuss, as well as less fumes. To create a fire pit that offers no nasty surprises from flying sparks and ash, make sure you have enough space to dig down as well as lengthwise to house your fire pit.

Outdoor entertaining

Why not take advantage of Sydney’s great weather and make an outdoor entertainment area the central focus of your garden? While having a barbeque installed is a classic choice, you can also experiment with other options like having an outdoor pizza and wood smoked oven. This addition will create an unique dining experience your guests wont forget – with the added benefit of keeping your kitchen clean!

Outdoor Entertaining Kaplan Homes

Outdoor entertaining, its the Australian way!

A great thing about working with Kaplan Homes is that you’re not only working with an authority in building new homes, but you’re working with us to get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s just part of our personalised services, and like everything that we offer, there are no hidden costs. If you want to experience these savings for yourself, get in touch with us today.

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