Do you look out onto your garden and wonder how it got to look so neglected? Do you want to improve your outdoor space but really don’t have a clue where to begin? Well you’re not the only one. Lots of people have a good idea how they want the inside of their home to look but when it comes to the outside find they are stuck for ideas and inspiration. Of course it does help if you or someone you know is experienced at DIY, although nowadays you can learn just about anything you want by watching online videos.
There are literally hundreds of different ways in which you could improve your garden, some costing only a minimal amount and others costing thousands, however some will benefit you more than others and, as a homeowner, it’s important that you consider not just the practicality of any improvements but also consider whether or not any task carried out will add value to your property.
If you have a decent sized outdoor space and can afford to lose some of your lawn it really makes sense to install a paved area or patio to the rear of your house. It will provide a space for a table and chairs to enjoy some al fresco eating during the summer months. You could also place some seasonal plants in tubs on the paving to create some extra colour and interest. Everyone loves a barbeque and a patio makes the perfect place to host one for both yourselves and your friends and family.
However, many of us already have a paved area or patio and are looking for something that little bit difference to enhance our gardens and add an extra special touch to our homes.
If it’s the wow factor you are after, then why not consider investing in a hot tub or spa to place on the patio near your house. Something once owned only by the rich and famous, that’s no longer the case. We spoke to hot tub dealers, Aqua Warehouse, who stated, “Hot tubs are fast becoming an item that many people would like to own and they don’t take much in the way of installation either. As long as you have a flat area to stand it on; and your newly paved area would be ideal, access to a power supply and are within easy reach of a tap you should be ok. The rear of your home will provide shelter from one side and you could always fix either a trellis or a couple of fencing panels to give a degree of privacy from overlooking properties and neighbours.”
“Whilst there’s no denying that hot tubs don’t come cheap, they don’t need to break the bank either and they’re far more affordable than they were even four or five years ago. They’re an investment well worth making and come with health benefits as well as lifestyle benefits; something of interest to many considering a purchase!”