Posted 12th Jan 2017
Outdoor living is on the rise with more and more people investing in their gardens and creating fantastic social spaces. The outdoor living trend is on the rise and it’s not surprising given the range of products out there from outdoor furniture to hot tubs and fire pits.
With a range of different furniture, cushions and outdoor planters available it is possible to create a modern, colourful and stylish look for your outside living space. You could even continue your indoor colour scheme out into the garden!
Outdoor living spaces are great areas to entertain friends and relax. Garden sofas and tables are really popular when it comes to creating a cosy outside space which is perfect for socialising in with friends. Your garden should be a place where you can relax.
Add some luxury to your garden by installing a heated hot tub which can be used all year round. When it comes to eating there is an impressive range of large stylish barbeques out there and even fully equipped garden kitchens. Alternatively, how about a pizza oven? A pizza oven is a really fun alternative to a traditional barbeque when inviting friends over for food.
A great outdoor living space needs to be well lit and warm. Depending on your desired design, outdoor heating options include fire pits (a great option for toasting marshmallows), chimineas and outdoor fire places providing heat and a lighting source. Including additional lighting such as solar lighting in the garden design will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space when the sun goes down.
Decking and paved patio areas make great spaces for your outdoor living areas. Enlist the help of a local landscape gardener who can assist you with the design and construction of your outdoor living space, helping you make informed decisions about the best materials to use and how to best use your available space. They will also be able to give advice on how to make sure your outside living area is appropriate for all weather conditions. Stylish patio roofs are available, giving you cover from any unexpected rain showers! Your landscape gardener will also be able to help with the construction of fencing, allowing you privacy in your outside living space.
A well-kept grassed area is great for those summer afternoons when you want to move away from the fire pit and sunbathe instead. A landscape gardener will be able to help with your lawn care from mowing regularly and feeding to eliminating moss to keep the lawn healthy. The lawn can be a great space for entertaining with lawn games including croquet, garden skittles, bowls, and giant 4 in a row - all perfect for enjoying your outdoor living space on a warm summer evening.
The garden design ideas above are just a snapshot of what is possible! Whether it’s deciding between wooden decking and paving or choosing appropriate lighting, a landscape gardener in your local area can help you design your perfect outdoor living space.