It might seem like an odd time of year to be talking about the garden, and especially about how to make it an extension of your home. Winter in this country does tend, after all, to be cold, wet and rather windy, but I firmly believe that the garden can and should be enjoyed at any time of the year by those of us who are lucky enough to have one, and anyway making a few changes now will mean that the garden is all ready for spring.
The best way to make the most of your garden is undoubtedly by making it an extension of your home, and here are some tips to help you do exactly that:
Invest in Great Garden Furniture
The most obvious way of making your garden an extension of your home is by adding garden furniture. Ideally, you’re going to want to find the most robust garden furniture possible, so that you can leave it out for most of the year. Investing in a gazebo or awning will help you to use the garden in less than optimum conditions too, although there are always going to be times when actually sitting in the garden is a big no-no.
Install Folding Doors
The folding door shop is home to a wide range of folding doors, which are ideal for installing in the room that leads out to the kitchen. Then, when the weather is good, you can simply fold the doors away out of sight, making the kitchen, for example, and the garden one big space where you can move seamlessly and let the air in.
Hang Bird Feeders and Install Cameras
If one of your favourite things about being in the garden is the fact that you get to watch the birds going about their business, then hanging bird feeders and installing wireless cameras, especially in the autumn and winter, is a great way to enjoy the garden and make it part of everyday life, without having to actually go outside if it’s just too cold, or the rain is coming down in sheets.If you have kids, they’ll love watching the comings and goings too.
Install a Fire Pit
Having a fire pit in the garden means that you can enjoy the space even when it is cold. Not only is it great for those chilly spring evenings, but it’s fantastic for cool, crisp winter days too.
Lighting is a Must
You use your home day and night, so if you want your garden to be an extension of your home, you need to ensure that you can use it in the light and the dark. That means adding outdoor lighting, like the stuff you can find at the Wayfair shop. Wall mounted lighting is good, but wrapping the fences with solar powered fairy lights or lining your pathways with solar lanterns is good too.
Build a Deck
Decking is great for entertaining and a good place to place your furniture and barbecue. It’s also very affordable and easy to install yourself. More importantly, it really helps to bring the house and garden together.
I hope this has inspired you to use your garden more and make it more a part of daily living.