If you are fortunate enough to have outdoor space around your home, making the most out of that space can have a significant impression on your wellbeing. Even if you only have a small concrete garden, with a few additions you can transform a bleak area into a beautiful hideaway. With larger plots of land, you could soon have your own outdoor living area set up to enjoy. In no time at all, you could be dining under the stars or having breakfast al fresco.
Here are 6 ways that you could turn your outdoor space into your new favorite place:
Install decking – To install decking, dig square holes within the allocated land, and fill with concrete. Then, once the concrete is dry, lay squares of bitumen DPC membrane or the equivalent before putting down the deck timbers. Next, form the outer frame of the deck with joists before laying the inside joists that will be needed to keep the decking stable. Make sure there are no large spaces between the inside joists. Once all this has been completed, lay the deck board. Remember, boards can be fitted diagonally, or even cut to create herringbone patterns!
Tranquil lighting – If you love sitting outside, eating your dinner with family and friends, and enjoying the night sky, lighting is an important factor to consider. LED decking lights outline your decking, meaning it not only provides better safety by framing the decking’s edges, but it also outlines one of your beloved garden features. You could also hang lights in the trees, creating a magical atmosphere. Lighting can heavily influence the mood, and it can keep your outside gatherings going, even once the sun’s dropped.
Get the temperature right – When it’s sunny, we all want to soak up the rays and lavish the outside. However, sometimes the humidity gets the better of us, and we have to retreat indoors, to the comfort of our ACs. To counter this hindrance, buy outdoor ceiling fans for a summer’s breeze. You can then stay cool while lounging outside, keeping the humidity and heat at bay.
Fire Bowl – The more natural feel of an open fire might be more appealing than an outdoor heater, and a fire bowl can look incredibly stylish, as opposed to the standard fire pit. A roaring fire can give a calming vibe to add more to your outdoor experience; you can also roast some smores on the open fire.
Add color with plants – It doesn’t matter if you have a small balcony area, a roof terrace or 100 acres of land, plants can instantly bring an area to life. Choosing plants with a mix of stunning colors will enhance the feel of your outdoor area, and brighten up the smallest of spaces. If finding time to garden is an issue, purchase low maintenance plants, such as azaleas, lavender and daffodils.
Spending more time outdoors can truly improve your mood, so if you do have some space to work with, why not get creative and start transforming your neglected space into a place of tranquility and beauty?