During the cold, wet, dark winter months, we tend to focus all of our attention on the interiors of our homes. We prioritise the soft furnishings, we think about whether some thicker curtains might help keep the heat in better (and keep those rising energy bills down), and we cross our fingers that nothing goes wrong with the plumbing or the heating. Now that the warmer weather is on the way and the days are getting longer, it is time to turn our focus to our outdoor spaces. If you have been dying to give your garden and other spaces a facelift this spring, here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Do More With Your Shed
When we think of a garden shed, a lot of us tend to think of a bunch of damp wooden planks held together by rusty nails and full of nothing but rubbish and cobwebs. But there is no reason at all why your garden shed needs to in such a sorry state of affairs. You may have read about how people have turned their shed into all sorts of things during lockdown, from home offices to bars. Whether you want to use it for storage, a little garden getaway or a home gym, the limit to what you can do with your garden shed is the limit of your imagination.
Stay In The Shade
The Great British summer is anything but predictable. If you invite your friends and family around for a barbeque, then you know that it is going to pour with rain. If you look at the weather and plan for an indoor day because they have forecast a downpour, then you can bet everything you have that it is going to be blazing sunshine and sweltering temperatures. If you want to make sure that you can enjoy your outdoor space regardless of the weather, then you should think about verandas. Nationwide Home Innovations can work with you to put together a veranda that is tailor made to your specific needs, from heating to shading. They offer 24 months interest free credit and they have over 30 years of experience.
Rethink Your Garden
When we move into a new home, many of us tend to leave the garden as it is. A big part of this is down to confidence. If you have never had a garden before, or if you don’t fancy yourself a gardener, then it can seem easier to just leave it. However, what you need to remember is that this is your space to do with as you please. Have you always liked the idea of putting in a rock garden, or even just a gravel path to give the space some definition? Are you one of the many people embarking on a vegan or vegetarian diet and like the idea of growing your own vegetables? Or would you just like to bring some more colour to your home by filling out those flower beds? Find out what kind of plants do well in your region and get to work!