Top Ways To Improve Your Outside Space | AD

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If you are lucky enough to have outside space in your home, you want to make the most of it. Too often we forget about the exterior of our homes, making the most of the interior and neglecting this. If you find this is you, there’s still plenty of time to get your space into an outdoor haven that you can’t wait to spend your mornings, afternoons and evenings in. Whether you are someone that loves to host parties or if you just want a space with fresh air where you can sit and read a book, there are so many options. Here we take a look at some top ways to improve your outside space.

Consider adding shelter for year-round use

If you have a lovely outdoor space, why limit the time of year that you can use it? Instead, think about adding some shelter so it can be used no matter the weather. A covered pergola can be a really good idea, particularly if you place it over some decking so your furniture doesn’t sink into the grass when it rains. There are many types of pergola or shelter out there so just do your research and find the one that suits your taste best. You could also consider a summer house if you wanted more of a permanent, full structure.

Think about lighting

Lighting can totally elevate your outside space and is something you certainly need to consider. There are a host of different garden lights you can get so why not invest in a few? You could get some fairy lights (make sure they’re waterproof!) that you can drape around your fence or door frames. You could also get some solar panel lights that you can stick into the ground or flower beds. Not only do these light your way but also stop your plants from getting accidentally trampled on, helping to protect your garden at the same time as making it look beautiful!

Invest in durable furniture 

Furniture isn’t just for the inside! Many people forget about garden furniture and just get cheap plastic chairs to sit on, however, there are so many amazing outdoor furniture sets on the market that can totally transform your outside space. Items such as the vidaxl garden table or other chair and table sets can provide the perfect spot for BBQs, hosting cocktail nights with friends, or just for you to sit and relax in the garden. They make it easy for you to do projects outside as well as make it look homey. You could add in an outdoor rug underneath too. 

These are some top ways that you can improve your outside space. It’s a good idea to take some before and after photos when you embark on your project – you’ll be surprised at just what a difference you’ve made and should be proud of your hard work! Have you recently worked on improving the outside space in your home? If so, what are some things that you can recommend? Let us know!


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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