Gardens are meant to be used, but so many of us don’t use our outdoor spaces as much as we’d like to. It is unfortunate, but there are easy and cost-effective ways of making an outdoor space more ‘liveable’ and comfortable. This article will touch upon the many ways a garden can be transformed and how little tweaks can add value to both your home and your garden.
Add a summer house or cabin
In the UK we aren’t always blessed with the best weather, so this prevents us from getting full use of our gardens. This is where adding a summer house or cabin to a garden, will help you to make the most out of your outdoor space. Outdoor buildings are great, because they are a personal space that can be used for any intended purpose. Most common uses of a summer house or cabin are living areas, DIY rooms and even guest bedrooms.
Make your lawn look beautiful!
I think it’s fair to say that most of us want a beautiful looking lawn, but sometimes it is easier said than done. This is why artificial grass from Grass Warehouse is a blessing, because as soon as the grass has been installed, you have a perfect looking lawn with zero maintenance required. Imagine having a lust-worthy lawn without having to spend hours cutting and watering the grass.
Add a shelter
If adding an outdoor building or summer house sounds a bit far-fetched for you, adding a shelter to a garden will still have its value. Outdoor shelters may just be a place that you and your guests run to when it starts to rain, or it may be used a smoking or socialising spot to be used on rainy and windy days. Shelters can also be made from upcycling unwanted furniture, i.e. a an old wooden bench and a wooden table, so making a shelter does not have to break the bank! And there are lots of tutorials online on how to easily create a safe and stable shelter.
Add outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture is a must for those who want to spend hours of their week relaxing in the outdoor space. The different types of outdoor furniture that is needed will vary from household to household, some homeowners may choose sturdy wooden furniture that can be kept outside during winter months without worrying about it getting damaged. Or some people may prefer less sturdy furniture i.e plastic, which is ideal for use for outdoor gatherings now and again, either way outdoor furniture can provide both comfort and a social setting.
Renovate your existing garden furniture
If you have an itch for new garden furniture but don’t have the budget to splash your cash, you can upcycle your existing furniture using a specially formulated garden paint. You want to look out for a paint that is thick in texture, has great colour pay-off and can withstand the elements. This one by Rainbow Chalk is a great choice!
A few coats of paint, and you can completely transform your outdoor space. Brighten up deck chairs, refresh sun loungers or even give your decking a whole new look.
Use an outdoor heater in colder months
As mentioned previously, we live in a colder climate country and no one really enjoys themselves when they are feeling cold. This is why it is a good idea to invest in an outdoor heater, as it will add longevity to the time that is spent in a garden and an outdoor heater can last for years, so it is not a piece of equipment that will prove to be a waste of money.
Cushions and throws give warmth and comfort!
Cushions and throws aren’t just to be used inside the home, they are also great for keeping warm whilst chilling outside. However, it is advised that you do not use your most expensive throws and cushions outside, because there is a risk that they can get dirty and damp whilst being used outdoors. Luckily, high quality throws and cushions can be purchased for less than £10 from any good discount retailer, so the risk isn’t high if the soft furnishings get ruined from being outside.