Summers on the way, and now is the time to start thinking about how you can make the most of your garden. No matter what size or shape your outdoor space is, there are lots of ways you can transform your garden into the perfect setting for hosting friends, relaxing in the sun, or taking in the fresh air. If you’re unsure where to start, we’re here to give you the inspiration you need to make the most of your garden this year.
If your gardens on the small side, you might think you are limited as to what you can achieve with your design, but don’t be fooled. Even the smallest gardens or patios can make delightful spaces, as well as being lower maintenance and cosier than large sprawling lawns. No space in your house for a secluded reading nook? Create one in your garden with a comfy egg chair or swing, a few lanterns, and an outdoor rug. You can easily build yourself a little corner of paradise for curling up with a coffee and your favourite read. Soft furnishings can be kept in excellent condition in a garden shed, so you won’t have to haul cushions out of your house to relax in the fresh air.
Perhaps you’re after a more active outdoor experience. There are loads of ways you can optimise your garden space for getting in your daily exercise – a small trampoline, badminton net, skipping ropes, the possibilities are endless! Just store them in the shed when you’re done, and you can enjoy exercise in the garden by day while sipping cocktails in the sun come evening. Plus, an active garden is a great way to entertain cooped up kids during school holidays.
The most popular use for a garden is creating the perfect social space for entertaining guests or enjoying al fresco dining from the comfort of your own home. It only takes a small table and chairs to create a welcoming space, or you can go all out for a chic rattan sofa and dining table set. No garden is complete without a barbecue for those long summer days, and in winter you can bring a chimenea or fire pit out of the shed to transform it into a cosy winter fireside retreat.
Finally, your garden can be used to add storage space to your home which may be lacking indoors. If you have limited loft space or no garage on your property, a shed can provide the perfect solution for those odds and ends, from Christmas decorations and spare chairs to gardening tools and cleaning supplies. A beautifully made shed is the perfect finishing touch to any outdoor space and will truly help you to get the most out of your garden no matter what you use it for.
A garden is an integral part of your home and deserves just as much attention as your indoor spaces in terms of function and design. So, give it the TLC it deserves by sprucing it up this summer.