Outside space matters more
With the average British home shrinking by two square metres in a decade, families are forced to make their living space stretch more than ever. Despite the lack of indoor space, 80% of new homes bought in the past five years have a private garden. This makes outdoor space extremely valuable. Exterior spaces have now evolved to be an expansion of indoor living space. Many homeowners see their garden as a key entertainment space; doubling up as al fresco dining rooms, bars and even cooking spaces. Make sure you get the most of your space with our planning and design tips:
Match your lifestyle.
If you want to make the most of your outdoor space, but don’t have a lot of time for gardening, go low maintenance.
Adding paving and decking gives you a great space for seating and furniture which can be a great dining and entertainment area.
If you want easy upkeep without compromising on your green spaces, why not try artificial grass?
You and the kids have a perfect lawn all year round with no mud, mess or mowing!
Bring the inside, outside.
Get creative with space.
Shelter from the elements.
Add focal features.
Heat things up with a fire pit.
Create an al fresco kitchen.
However you choose to enhance your outdoor space, some careful planning and design will create a haven that you can enjoy all year round