If there’s one thing that we’ve all learned in the past year, it’s that having outdoor space of any kind can be a sanctuary from the pressures of everyday life. However, most of us might not be making the most of our gardens – so here are five tips for outdoor lovers to improve their homes:
1. Build wildlife havens
If you’re looking for something to get your little ones interested in the outdoors, or even just a way to make your outdoor space more critter-friendly, there are plenty of things to buy or build that will entice insects and animals. Houses for hedgehogs, butterflies, bees, and birds are easy and inexpensive ways to make your outdoor space seem livelier and more interesting.
2. Create a year-round BBQ space
Who doesn’t love a BBQ? With some simple additions, you can create a year-round BBQ space and enjoy a meal outdoors whenever you want – even when the cold starts creeping in. From heating and lighting, to seating and year-round pot plants there are many ways to adapt your space for delicious outdoor dinners whenever you want them.
3. Create an outdoor bar area
While you’re considering a BBQ space, why not also consider a bar? No matter the size of your outdoor space, putting in a bar area could be as easy as putting up some shelving next to your BBQ or beside any existing seating you have outside. You could even grow your own garnishes, and make your home the place to be for drinks with friends – it could even save you money over time!
4. A cinema space
If you’ve got a larger lawn area, setting up a cinema space could be a great way to make use of your garden. By investing in a projector, and some comfy seating, you can create an enjoyable experience for children and adults alike. Perfect for birthday celebrations or warm summer nights, it’s a great way to move screen-time outside for the whole family.
5. Put in a water feature
Whatever your budget or space, a water feature could be worth considering to make your outdoor space feel a little more interesting. You can buy a simple solar-powered water feature for less than £20, but if you wanted something a little more interesting, there’s plenty of other options out there, but if you have the time and are looking for something more unique, there’s even the option to make your own.
6. Indoor gardens
Not everyone is lucky enough to have their own outdoor space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t move the outdoors inside. If you love being surrounded by nature, but don’t have a garden of your own, an indoor garden could be a great addition to your home. No matter your level of gardening experience, you can create the perfect indoor space for you to enjoy all year round and with vertical gardens and succulents on offer, creating a garden inside doesn’t need to take up a lot of space or time.