Increased Garden Appeal Achieved In 4 Easy Steps

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The great British summer is well underway, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the nice weather from the comfort of your garden. Moreover, you can transform the external area into a personal wonderland with minimal fuss.


Focus on these four simple ideas below, and you’ll see positive results in no time. Moreover, those improvements can be appreciated for many years to come. Let’s get started.


Embrace The Space


Feeling trapped or claustrophobic is the last thing anyone wants from their garden. Therefore, designing the space in a more efficient manner should be top of the agenda.


Firstly, reorganising your garden shed will claw back valuable space. If you have lost space due to unnecessary items, such as jungle gyms that the kids have outgrown, sell them. Every yard matters and it will create new opportunities while boosting perceptions.


Don’t forget to make good use of alleys and other limited spaces too. It’s a simple idea, but the difference is truly magnificent.


Add Beauty


Nobody is going to feel enthused about spending time in their garden until it looks attractive on the eye. Thankfully, a few simple adjustments can make a telling impact that’ll last for years.


Of course, planting flower beds and using hanging baskets can help. However, new grass seeds can be equally influential as a winning lawn will always serve as a winning foundation. There’s nothing like a healthy green lawn to promote positive feelings and a strong connection to nature and the home as a whole.


The garden should also be bursting with personality. Whether it’s garden ornaments or a water feature, investing in an item that makes the garden feel like yours is crucial.


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Inject New Function


Above all else, you need an incentive to get out in the garden on a more frequent basis. Beauty is an important starting point, but having a garden that enables you to complete activities is arguably even more vital.


There’s no question that hot tubs have seen a surge in popularity and accessibility in recent years. When combined with a simple decking area and suitable garden furniture, you’ll be set for hours of family fun.


Having said that, nothing beats a great British summer BBQ. Invest in a quality BBQ stove, and your garden is sure to become your favourite part of the property once more.


Extend Garden Time


Building a better garden space is one thing, but the best way to increase the appeal is to enable yourself to enjoy it for a longer period. Outdoors fun needn’t end when the sun goes down, and a few simple tricks will work wonders.


Installing a decent lighting system is vital. This can include a fixed feature on the outside walls, as well as solar garden lamps. Meanwhile, sconces can add a special appeal for those summer and autumn evenings.


Seeing is one thing, but you also need to consider your comfort. A garden heater should battle back against the drops in temperature. Relaxed evenings in the garden have never felt better.


Create a Garden Retreat You Can't Beat

Sometimes, you need somewhere to escape from the stress of your own home. It might seem strange, but your home can be pretty busy and full of things that make you worry. But perhaps you don't want to go out - you just need some space. If you have a garden, it's the perfect space to create a retreat for yourself. And it doesn't need to be somewhere you sit outside, which you can only use when the weather is good. If you use a small shed or cabin, you can have an indoor space that's connected to the outdoors.
 
Transform Your Existing Shed
 
Have you already got a garden shed or maybe a small cabin that's going to waste? If there's already a structure in your garden you can use, you might be able to transform it in hardly any time at all. The first thing you should think about doing is getting it tidy and cleaned up. If you've been using it as a storage shed, it could be dusty and perhaps a little damp. Clear away any cobwebs and make sure it's protected from the environment. A protective stain or varnish on the outside can help to keep the wood dry.
 
 
Design a New Retreat
 
If you don't have anything you can turn into your retreat, or you don't want to use what you do have, you can consider designing something from scratch. You can come up with some great ideas to put in a cosy cabin at the end of your garden. This option could be a little more expensive, so it's worth figuring out how you're going to pay for it. You could take out a home owner loan, use a credit card, or just dip into your savings. You can find someone to design a space for you, which might mean enlisting an architect or landscaper to help you.
 
Put In Light and Heat
 
If you want to use your retreat in all weathers, you're going to want to make sure you can stay warm and dry. And you'll want some lights too, or else you won't be able to use it much in the winter or any evenings. Since your retreat is outside, it's easy to use solar lights to light it up. Just place the solar panel outside and the lights inside. Heating the space could be a little trickier. You can find a way to use a portable heater, or perhaps some way to have a small fire.
 
Make Your Space Comfortable
 
You want to be comfortable in your space too. Once you know you'll be warm and you'll be able to see, you can think about making sure you have a comfy place to relax. Maybe you're going to use your retreat to read, write or do arts and crafts. Somewhere soft to sit will immediately make your retreat a better place to spend your time. Blankets and cushions can't hurt either.
 
A special garden retreat gives you somewhere to get some alone time when you need it. If you need to get out of the house, it's the perfect place to go.


4 Garden Essentials for a Relaxing Outdoor Oasis

We all need a place that we can retreat to, to relax and disconnect and what better place than our gardens. Therefore today we want to share our top tips on how to create a super relaxing and indulgent garden where you can while away the hours enjoying some good, old fashioned, quality ‘you’ time.
 
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Privacy
 
First of all no garden is going to feel particularly relaxing if you feel that you are being overlooked by all and sundry. Therefore a really good place to start when creating a relaxing and peaceful garden is to create some privacy for yourself. This may come in the form of building up some high fencing or it may just be fitting in an awning that can be pulled out over your decking to cover you from any nosey neighbours from above.
 
Therefore look at the areas in your garden that have the least privacy and see how you can overcome that problem. Perhaps you can build in some hedges and trees that will create a secret relaxation corner to your garden. Or perhaps it is a case of traffic noise that you can buffer out with thick fencing. Whatever the needs of your garden, privacy is a really important in order to enjoy your garden as a relaxing and personal space.
 
Look to the Floor
 
Lets face it no garden is going to look particularly cosy with old, hard concrete floors. Therefore a really effective way to make your garden look much more welcoming and indulgent is to whip your floor up into space. Pulling up old concrete floors and replacing them with grass turf is a simple way of instantly transforming your garden into a natural and fresh space. Decking is also a great way of making your garden look really attractive, organised and clean so look into the different flooring options that could transform your garden into a really inviting and cosy outdoor space.
 
Ramp it up a Notch
 
If you really want to take your garden up a gear and create an outdoor space that will really make your neighbours jealous why not thinking about investing in a hot tub? Hot tubs offer the ultimate garden relaxation space so they are well worth the investment. There are a wide range of hot tubs on the market from the top of the range models all the way through to much more affordable inflatable hot tubs, so there really is a model for every budget. If you are unsure about the best type of model for you look for a hot tub specialist and read their review here to find out about what is available. Use online research as a way to decipher which model, size and style would best work in the space that you have available.
 
Furniture
 
A garden is not going to welcome you outside to relax, after a long hard day at work, unless you have the right furniture to beckon you outside to take the weight off. Therefore if you don’t already have comfortable outdoor furniture you will want to be looking at the range of soft, comfortable and of course, hard wearing outdoor furniture that will really bring your outdoor oasis to life.