When the summer rolls around, we all think about how we can make our garden a better space. But how can we make our garden that extra bit special for our family? Here are some ideas to bring the wow factor to your garden.
Install a Pool
If there is anything that we can be sure of, it’s that the summers are going to be hot from now on. Having a pool had almost crossed the line from luxury to necessity. If your garden is not that big, you might think there is no room. But pools can be as big or little as you need them to be. The main purpose is not to swim laps but you dunk yourself and the kids on those hot summer days.
A Place to Relax
If it is a hot day and the kids are running around the garden, you probably want to join them outside. Adding a deck to the garden is a wonderful addition which can make the space feel more organised and creates a clear area for your garden furniture to sit. Hiring professional deck buildiers will take the hassle out of doing it yourself. Not only does a decking look good, it can increase the value of your home too.
A sunroom doesn’t have to be on the side of your house, in fact a sunroom can be anywhere you want to be. Sunrooms, also known as summer houses, are a space that has a lot of windows to let the light in. If you have been working at home and need a space to call an office, an outdoor sunroom may be the answer to your problems. Many successful authors have been known to use their garden shed as a space to write and not be distribed. It is possible to run electrics and internet out to a suitable structure, so you can use it all year round.
If there is one thing that has become increasingly popular, it is the outdoor bar. These bars come with everything you can dream of and are the peak of home entertaining. These bars are not made from the old shed. Instead, they are proper buildings which are open on one or more sides, have plumbing, electrics, and even TVs hung on the wall. As everyone is staying in, it is a big bonus to be able to host your family and friends safely in your own garden. The only issue you will have is getting people to leave again.
Have you ever eaten a vegetable straight from the ground? If you have ever gone strawberry picking, you will know what we mean by eating fruit and vegetables that are freshly picked. Creating your own vegetable garden is a great way to spend some time getting closer to nature. And, the kids will love getting involved too. It is a wonderful way to teach them about the seasons and get them excited about eating the food that they have grown in the garden.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.