With the warmer weather creeping up on us, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the evening sun, enjoying a barbeque and showing off our cocktail mixing skills. Even if you lack outdoor space, there are many ways to create the perfect outdoor retreat.
We’ve been checking out some amazing ideas online as well as having a look at some of the homes we’ve sold and have come up with a selection of cost friendly ideas to help you make the most out of your outdoor space. Small gardens have many brilliant advantages – the main one being that they’re low maintenance, which is always handy!
Create the illusion of a bigger garden
White paint is often used inside homes to make the most of a smaller space by brightening the room, the same applies outside. White walls, fences and garden furniture, give the illusion of a much bigger space.
Add a splash of colour
Wooden garden furniture can easily be brightened up with a splash of paint. And the colours don’t have to match either… oranges and pinks work wonders when refreshing a space. Now that you’ve added a splash of colour, you’ll want to make the space nice and cosy. Simply incorporate large, colourful cushions on furniture or even some comfy beanbags on the floor.
A bite to eat
If your outdoor space is lacking in actual space and you’re not a fan of plants, there’s no reason why you can’t transform it into a dreamy alfresco entertaining area. A small round table and chairs, which don’t take up too much space, still gives you plenty of room to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the sun with your guests.
If you have the room, you can put a small shed in the corner of the garden, adding extra storage for your home. Even by adding something to your garden, like we said earlier, painting it white ensures it’s not too overbearing. Trail plants up the sides of your new shed, this way you’re transforming a typically ugly shed into a floral delight, and you’ll be the envy of all your friends and family.
What about the little ones?
If you have a small garden and children, it can sometimes be a competition between having a play space or an actual garden… Why not try a small playhouse with a grass roof and plants growing up the sides, this way it still blends with the rest of the garden whilst utilising the minimal space you’ve got. If space really is constricted, why not try a funky tepee with more bean bags and colourful cushions inside, to create a cosy corner for big and little children.
‘Potting’ the final touches in
No room for shrub and plant borders? Not a problem… Pots, which look great when painted in bright colours, or hanging baskets are an affordable and delightful way to brighten your garden and not break the bank.
If you’re thinking about selling in the near future, stunning gardens are always a winner for potential buyers! Book your free, no obligation property valuation today, by visiting www.prospect.co.uk/valuation
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