If you’re lucky enough to have a patio or a deck in your garden, you’ve probably wondered how best to use this space; whether you’ve thought of turning it into a relaxing haven, complete with stylish rattan garden furniture or simply left it to its own devices in the hopes that you’ll come up with an idea.
As a whole, your garden is a great addition to your home. It provides a unique space to appreciate nature without having to venture too far from your back door. It can also be used as a great extension of your home – and we don’t mean a conservatory!
The garden can become many things – what will your favourite be?
An Outdoor Bar Area
Isn’t it every homeowner’s dream to have their own bar in their back garden? Perfect for summer-time socialisation, and the option of a cheaper weekend in rather than an expensive weekend out, installing a bar on your deck or patio is a great way to extend your kitchen area into the garden
You could even go one step further and place some garden dining furniture for a complete bar feel! Giving your guests somewhere to sit and eat will ensure that once the alcohol starts flowing, there’s somewhere for them to safely sit and still enjoy their night.
For when the weather starts to turn chillier, why not invest in a firepit for your patio to keep you and your guests warm, while still enjoying the outdoor bar environment?
Bring the Kitchen Outdoors
While it’s a given you have a kitchen in your home, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create an outdoor one, too!
Think of it as a more permanent addition to your garden than a barbeque, with a bigger range of things that you can cook rather than just BBQ food.
Food preparation should be a main priority when creating an outdoor kitchen – you’ll want to make sure that you have enough room as well as a suitable surface which is easily cleaned.
You aren’t limited to an outdoor oven and food prep space, though – you could be super organised and install a sink to do all the dishes without cluttering your indoor kitchen up!
Gone are the days of navigating the home from the kitchen to garden when you want to eat outside – make everything in one space!
Create an All Year-Round Space
Being stuck in the house all day isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in the winter, it’s often unavoidable when the weather turns cold.
However, why not add a roof over your patio, or install a firepit in the middle of the deck where you can enjoy warmth and the fresh winter air at the same time?
Who says gardens must only be for summer? Not us, that’s for sure!