10 episodes

Out The Back Door is a podcast that starts from the back door of your home and stretches out to the rear fence - we'll talk about everything in-between.

From landscaping your garden, designing your outdoor living area, council approvals, pools - everything that can fit into your back yard.

We have a number of industry experts and leaders in their fields that will help you understand the best way to use your backyard and make it come to life.

Out The Back Door Adrian Apostolatos

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Out The Back Door is a podcast that starts from the back door of your home and stretches out to the rear fence - we'll talk about everything in-between.

From landscaping your garden, designing your outdoor living area, council approvals, pools - everything that can fit into your back yard.

We have a number of industry experts and leaders in their fields that will help you understand the best way to use your backyard and make it come to life.

    Designing your dream backyard pool with Rob Rooney

    Designing your dream backyard pool with Rob Rooney

    "Out The Back Door" Podcast - Designing your dream backyard pool with Emanate & Co/Rob Rooney:

    In this episode of 'Out the Back Door' we sit down with Rob Rooney from Equilibrium Pools. 

    Get your pens ready as you'll want to take some notes in this great chat with Adrian & Rob where we discuss numerous key aspects to get a pool design that is timeless & will still look great in many years to come.

    Some key points that we cover:


    Getting the right information early
    The top 3 things to focus on in your pool design
    Creating a theme to the area

    Equilibrium Pools are a superior concrete pool builder and design services are highly sort after by Sydney-siders wanting a unique, customised pool to reflect their lifestyle. By carefully monitoring the number of pools and spas they build each year, Equilibrium Pools ensure every client receives highly personalised service and exceptional craftsmanship. Each pool design considers the style and architecture of your home as well as your lifestyle.

    The team at Equilibrium Pools are perfectionists who take pride in their work. As a result, you’ll find your Equilibrium swimming pool is built to last – enhancing the value of your home and creating a balanced lifestyle you’ll adore for years to come. Rob is the founding director of Equilibrium Pools and has over 20 years industry experience.

    He is one of Sydney’s leading experts in swimming pool and landscape construction. It’s his meticulous attention to detail as well as his ability to anticipate potential construction obstacles that have made Rob a highly sort after consultant and project supervisor.

    As well as being the founding director of Equilibrium Pools, Rob now shares his expertise and knowledge lecturing for TAFE NSW.

    He has numerous qualifications from landscaping through to building.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 "Out The Back Door" Podcast - Designing your dream backyard pool with Emanate & Co/Rob Rooney 

    01:06 Rob's experience in backyards 

    02:59 Where do people get stuck in their pool building process 

    06:58 Knowing critical information early 

    08:31 Addressing budget early 

    11:17 Dove tailing design & budget to achieve the dream 

    12:59 Handling the approval process 

    14:29 CDC/Complying Development process 

    15:50 Client Wish lists & approval processes 

    17:06 Top 3 things to focus on in your pool design 

    19:06 A wholistic approach to the building process 

    21:00 Design theme to the pool 

    22:28 The 2 things you want out of your pool 

    23:10 Linking the alfresco space to the pool 

    24:22 Constructing a pool that is timeless 

    27:13 Wrap up



    Reach out to Rob & his team at Equilibrium Pools HERE

    Email: rob@equilibriumpools.com.au

    Phone: 1300 648 888

    Would you like to bring your friends & family together into your own Alfresco space? Talk to the Emanate & Co. team HERE

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    • 28 min
    Styling your home & Alfresco Area with Natalie Fryer

    Styling your home & Alfresco Area with Natalie Fryer

    "Out The Back Door" Podcast - Styling your home & Alfresco Area with Emanate & Co/Natalie Fryer: 

    In this episode of 'Out the Back Door' we sit down with Natalie Fryer from m2 Property Presentation. Here we talk all things style from getting 'flow' to your alfresco living area right through to cushion porn! Yes, you read right. 

    Natalie is the owner/Managing Director of m2 Property Presentation who does boutique styling for residential properties that will motivate buyers to pay a premium price.   m2 Property Presentation is a successful boutique styling company helping agents and vendors to boost both the appeal and the saleability of their homes. 

    m2 (short for meters squared) uses an eclectic mix of quality pieces with layers of colour and texture to bring each room to life.  Natalie is eagerly sought after by real estate agents as often properties with her styling team sees results that exceed vendor expectations. Natalie & m2 is also featured regularly in such publications as ‘Domain’.

    --Timestamps-- 

    00:00 "Out The Back Door" Podcast - Styling your home & Alfresco Area with Emanate & Co/Natalie Fryer

    00:54 Who is M2 Property Presentation?

    01:35 What is the most important aspect to consider when styling?

    03:36 Restyling to sell your property

    05:26 How long does the property styling process take?

    06:04 Approaching a new style

    07:36 Getting 'flow' into an alfresco transition

    09:36 Errors in interior & alfresco desgn

    11:52 Family sizes & the right furniture for the space

    14:20 The best furniture to use in an alfresco space

    15:16 Trends in interior design

    16:10 Colour trends

    18:18 Editing colour

    19:46 Cushion porn

    21:57 Wrap up final tips - being authentic

    23:18 Get in contact with Natalie 



    --Links mentioned-- 

    Walter G cusions https://walter-g.com.au/

    Get some Alfresco Inspiration for your home - have a look at our Case Studies

    ➡️➡️https://www.emanateandco.com.au/our-projects-2/

    See how we got the Hamptons Look in this Outdoor Room in Cherrybrook

    https://www.emanateandco.com.au/hamptons-alfresco-in-pennant-hills/

    How to ensure you get the right size for your Alfresco Outdoor Room https://www.emanateandco.com.au/how-big-should-my-deck-or-pergola-be/ 

    Do you need to get Local Authority Approval for your new Outdoor Room?

    Learn more here & get the FREE EXEMPT DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST DOWNLOAD

    https://www.emanateandco.com.au/do-i-need-council-approval/ 

    Would you like to talk about how to bring friend & family together at your home? CLICK on the link below & reach out https://www.emanateandco.com.au/contact/

    Reach out to Natalie & the M2 team HERE

    Want to chat on the phone? Call Natalie direct on 0438 510 525

    Or you can email Natalie - natalie@m2pp.com.au

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    • 23 min
    Financing your home renovation with Aaron Christie-David

    Financing your home renovation with Aaron Christie-David

    Financing your home renovation with Aaron Christie-David

    Are you ready to finally get started on your dream alfresco area or pool, but are thinking that you might need to get your finances sorted?

    Or where do you even start in the process with your finance broker & builder? Who goes first - the chicken or the egg??

    Today Adrian is talking with a great friend Aaron from Atelier Wealth to talk through what is the best way to start the finance of your home renovation. 

    Get your pen ready to take some notes as this will ensure you will have a more enjoyable process for your dream home reno. 

    In this episode we'll chat about...


    What is the best first step? Understand your borrowing capacity/How much can you actually borrow?
    Valuation of your property & equity of your home
    Options for the type of loan
    What questions you should start with your broker or bank
    Should you be worried about your credit score?
    How long does the process take?
    What are the 3 critical elements you must consider?

    Reach out to Aaron & his team at Atelier Wealth HERE

    Head Office
    Suite 2, Level 15, Currency House, 23 Hunter St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

    Thirroul Office
    256a Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, NSW 2515
    Phone
    +61 2 4267 2652

    Email
    hello@atelierwealth.com.au

    Or check out Aaron's own podcast 'Australian Property Investment' for some great tips & advice on property & finance. 

    Would you like to bring your friends & family together into your own Alfresco space?
    Talk to the Emanate & Co. team HERE

    Check out our social pages:


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    • 29 min
    Working with an architect to get a better build experience

    Working with an architect to get a better build experience

    Welcome to Season 2 of 'Out the Backdoor'. 
    Today we welcome Mathew Stubbs from 'Design Tribe Projects'. 
    Mathew is an architect & Director of Design Tribe Projects with his partner Fredric. They are architects that understand builders and builders that understand architects. Together they have the big picture view that will take your project from idea to final built environment with better results.
    They focus on design and build solutions for new homes, alterations and additions, heritage, multi-residential and commercial sites whilst providing individual attention to every client. They can manage all aspects including architecture, interiors and styling, contract and development application documentation, building, landscaping and delivery of your entire project.
    In this episode "Working with an architect to getter a better build experience", we have a great conversation in Mat's studio starting with their process which enables their clients to ultimately get a better build & result with their projects. 
    We also touch upon the approval process, building in Heritage locations & how to work with your architect early in the piece; especially when looking to purchase your new home. 

    'Emanate & Co.' - Adrian Apostolatos
    https://www.emanateandco.com.au/
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    'Design Tribe Projects' - Mathew Stubbs
    A10 Erith Street, Botany, NSW 2019
    P: 02 9399 999
    E: hello@designtribeprojects.com.au
    https://designtribeprojects.com.au/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/designtribeprojects/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/design_tribe_projects/

    • 36 min
    How to pick the correct colours for the exterior of your home

    How to pick the correct colours for the exterior of your home

    In this episode we talk with Jenny Williams specifically about colour & ensuring you select the perfect colours for your renovations.

    Jenny is the owner of 'Creative Style Interior Design' & is one of Sydney’s most experienced and respected interior designers, the author of 3 colour and design iBooks and frequently quoted in the media for her interior design opinions.

    Specialising in renovations and new builds, Jenny brings together 25 years’ experience with her extensive knowledge of the latest colour, design and home building trends, to help you create your dream home.

    In this episode we'll discuss:


    Colour trends
    Jenny's renovation consultation process to ensure you select the perfect colours
    Getting the proportions right in your colours
    Understanding some common mistakes people make

    How to contact Jenny at 'Creative Style Interior Design'

    http://www.creativestyle.com.au/contact/

    M: 0416 190 792
    P: 02 9029 2236

    Here's a link to a great blog of Jenny's that is worth a read "The Top 3 Mistakes People Make with Colour"

    Need help with getting the right colours for your home? Have a look at the packages Jenny offers HERE

    If you love to read & want to know more about decorating your home, Jenny has written 3 books, CLICK HERE to have a closer look.

    Would you like to discuss your Outdoor Living options in a little bit more detail? Contact us via the form in the link below:

    https://www.emanateandco.com.au/contact/

    Or email us: adrian@emanateandco.com.au

    • 43 min
    Avoiding costly mistakes when planning your Landscape Design

    Avoiding costly mistakes when planning your Landscape Design

    In this episode or "Out The Back Door" we talk with a landscape architect, Angela Maroney from 'Urban & Rural Design Landscape Architects' on the "Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Landscape Design".

    In this episdoe of 'Out the Back Door' we'll discuss:


    What's the process that Angela takes with her clients; where & how should people start their landscape design?
    What are the most common mistakes people make
    Discussing the importance of creating a 'master plan' for your backyard
    Why understanding & sharing your budget is important

    To speak to Angela at 'Urban & Rural Design Landscape Architects' reach out to her via the links &/or numbers below

    uandrlandscapearchitects.com.au

    https://yourlandscapejourney.com/

    P: 9440 0600
    M: 0416 397 258

    design@uandrlandscapearchitects.com.au

    • 26 min

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