When there’s great weather; there’s nothing nicer than spending time outside with your family. Even when it’s chilly out there; a morning stroll with a cup of coffee in hand, can be a great way to spend ten minutes in the morning; nothing beats the sound of everything waking up and plenty of fresh air. It’s the warmer months where the garden comes into its own though; there’s potential for family BBQs, sunny brunches with friends, and inviting your kid’s friends over to play outside. However, many garden spaces are an afterthought, and they become an underutilized environment. Therefore, homeowners are missing out on the potential of the space, when they could have another room as part of their home.
Creating an area at the back of your house where you can relax, eat and drink, and enjoy the weather, is just like adding an extra usable room. It’ll just be one you share with nature. Aside from potentially adding value to your property and making it more appealing to potential buyers; sprucing-up your garden environment will enrich the lives of each family member. It will encourage everyone to get outdoors more, whatever the occasion (or the weather). The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those considering a little renovation project outside of their home, and who want to make the most of their backyard and outside space.
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A Patio To Put Your Feet Up
A patio area is a great way to bring the outside-in and vice-versa. A paved, cobbled, or tiled area before you reach the grass on the lawn, is the ideal place for your garden furniture and your BBQ. Pop a skillion roof over the area, and you’ll have somewhere you can enjoy a drink, or reading a book in the fresh air, come rain or shine. A roof will also make the space feel more like a room, and eating meals with friends in the evening will feel intimate and cozy. Grab some cushions, throws, and outdoor lighting, and you’ll have an outside haven to spend and enjoy your time.
Decorate The Low-Maintenance Way
The best way to decorate your garden is with plants. However, not everyone is blessed with green fingers. But, don’t worry; there are an array of low-maintenance plants that will live happily in a pot. You will then have the flexibility to move the pot plants around your patio and lawn space so that you feel it looks its best. You can also use pebbles, slate, or bark to cover unruly and soiled areas, or to make the transition from your patio to your lawn less abrupt. Garden lights are another way to ensure you have a pretty house exterior on those nights you spend outside enjoying time with friends and family; there are plenty of solar-powered ones available, so you don’t need to worry about your energy bill.
Whatever you choose to do to improve your outside space; make sure it becomes a place you want to spend more time, as it will benefit you and your family alike.