If you’re lucky enough to have a garden at home, it’s well worth making the most of it. Spending time outdoors, even if it is just in your backyard is good for the soul. From bird watching to gardening to alfresco dining, sprucing up your outside space will allow you the opportunity to get out and breathe in some fresh air. If you don’t currently use your garden much, here are some changes you can make that will encourage you to get out there more.
Consider a summer house
A summer house gives you shade and shelter outdoors, giving you the best in-between world of outdoors and in. They’re great for kids to play in and also double up as excellent storage areas to store away things like outdoor cushions and deck chairs when they’re not in use. Another option is a garden room, which is essentially a super upgraded summer house. These are completely insulated with electricity and even running water, and gives you an actual usable room outside the home. They usually dont require planning permission and are cheaper and quicker to set up compared with a brick built extension. If you have a big garden but find yourself running out of space inside the home then this is one way to tackle the issue. If you want to keep the house nice and cool during the summer, it’s worth getting an air conditioner installed. Take a look here at ductless mini splits in Spokane wa as these can be convenient, comfortable, and save money, so could be the right air conditioning solution for you.
Make the seating area cosy
Making the most of your garden means investing in a good seating area. Without this, you simply won’t spend the time outdoors, so it’s something to get right if you plan on using your garden more. Go with the biggest table and chairs that comfortably fits the space so you can invite friends over and sit and eat outdoors. A big parasol or some Slidetrack blinds fitted overhead will keep everyone shaded and comfortable. You could even go with a firepit with comfy seating surrounding it for something more informal depending on how you plan on using the space. You can buy things like outdoor rugs, solar fairy light strings and other features to make the space as cosy and pleasant as possible.
Purchase a hot tub
If you want some fantastic motivation to get out into your garden, what could be better than a warm, bubbly pool to relax in at the end of each day. Whether you want to entertain friends with a hot tub party, enjoy a chat with your partner or just have some ‘me’ time, hopping into a hot tub in the garden with a tasty drink is something you can do all year round- even in winter. They’re not the cheapest purchase but it’s something that could benefit your mental and physical health, encourage socialisation and enable you to get out into your garden more. Me and my husband have recenty bought ourselves a hot tub, but we were a bit unsure of setting it up ourselves, so we had a hot tub electrician come round to help for peace of mind.
What sort of features would you like to add to your garden so that you’re able to spend more time in it?