Living for the summer: Get your garden ready! | Crystal Living

Living for the summer: Get your garden ready!

As spring approaches and the weather takes a nicer turn, thoughts start to wander towards the summer. It’s never too early to start planning your garden for the warmer months. Here are some of the hottest trends you can incorporate into your garden living this year.

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Enjoy garden living whatever the weather

Once the warmer weather starts, alfresco dining becomes very appealing. However, one thing you can never count on in Britain is the weather. A portico allows you to be outside yet still sheltered from the rain. It can be attached to your home or be a standalone structure. It’s the perfect place to keep your BBQ. With any type of roof, you can stay dry and warm whatever the weather throws at you. Add some fairy-lights and a fire pit to create a space that the whole family will love and that will make those summer nights last even longer.

Banish the barrier between your home and the outside

Outdoor garden living is one of the biggest trends for the home in 2017. Adding outdoor sofas, tables and ovens allows you to move outside once the sun appears. Bi-fold doors add another level to this trend by allowing an easy and seamless transition between your home and the outside. Outdoor dining becomes easier with quicker access to the kitchen as well as an escape route if the heavens decide to open.

Rooms that give you the best both of both worlds

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Why not go one step further and create an entire outside room? Garden rooms are a fantastic way to increase your space as well take advantage of your garden. If you need a home office or simply want to enjoy the sun trap in your garden, a garden room is a great choice. They are the perfect place to have a relaxation haven away from the house or even an outdoor kitchen. Their uses are endless. With a choice of roof and structure options, your garden room will be extremely energy efficient and secure. This makes it suitable for any use and allows it to be comfortable all year round. With extra glazing, you can enjoy your stunning outside throughout the seasons.

Create garden zones for extra space

Why not add some decking to your garden or a patio? This allows you to separate your garden into sections and will give it the feeling of being bigger. Have a designated area for dining and relaxing and another area of lawn for the children to play on. They can be such a simple way to cheer up your garden and add something different.

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Spring cleaning in time for summer

Give your garden a spring clean so that it’s in top condition for the summer. Start weeding and maintaining the lawn. Give your fences and decking a lick of paint and plant some new flowers. Why not choose colours you never have before to let your garden come alive? Sometimes all it takes is a bit of care and attention to get your beautiful garden looking perfect and ready for summer days.

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