Presuming you’ve owned your property for five years or more, the chances are you need to make some changes to the outdoor space. Ensuring your garden looks fantastic is the best way to impress your friends and family when they come round to visit. Most people have no trouble keeping on top of maintenance and improvement on the inside of their home. However, a staggering number of residents continue to overlook their gardens. For that reason, there has never been a better time to start thinking about all the changes you could make. Some of the most popular ideas cost a lot of money to undertake. Even so; there are some great little improvements you could perform for very little investment. With that in mind, you should take a moment to look at your outdoor space now and make some assessments.
Depending on the amount of money you’re willing to spend, you could do almost anything to your garden. Perhaps you might like to consider opting for a theme? Or maybe you’d like to replicate one of the gardens that won awards in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show? The decision is completely down to you. It all comes down to your levels of creativity. Just make sure you won’t be breaking any neighbourhood rules if you make significant alterations. Some housing associations and councils restrict what you are allowed to do without asking for permission. That said; you should be fine so long as you’re not erecting any permanent buildings.
Create planters from used tyres
If you want your garden to look a little quirky, you could get hold of some old lorry tyres to create cool planters. Step by step guides for doing that can be found online. Also, you may want to look towards the internet to acquire the tyres too. Buying them from specialist retailers is going to cost you a lot of money. However, there are some websites that sell these recycled products for next to nothing. You just need to do some research. Lorry tyres can be used for numerous other applications too. You could use them to build a raised platform, or even make use of them when constructing a small pond for your garden.
Consider solar panels
While solar panels aren’t usually considered to be a garden fashion accessory, they look pretty stunning if the truth is told. Also, they let your neighbours and guests know that you take the environment seriously. To be honest, everyone should be looking towards purchasing some panels over the next few months anyway. We have relied on the burning of oil to power our homes for far too long. Best of all? There are currently government schemes in place to help you get these items at a reduced price. On top of that, you might even make some cash at the end of each year for all the energy you’ve fed back into the grid.
Erect a sunroom
Presuming you don’t have enough money to pay for a standard sized conservatory, you could get the same effect by purchasing a sunroom. Dealing with construction yourself is not a good idea unless you have some experience. Not only will it take you a long time to complete, but you also risk injury due to the amount of glass involved. We got in touch with a representative from outdoor specialist CSJ, and she told us this job is always best left to the professionals. Sunrooms are perfect for catching some rays in the summer and ideal for keeping you warm during the winter. Anyone who needs to sit down for a bit at those garden parties you hold will now have somewhere to go without seeming antisocial.
Plant some wall-climbers
Flowers and plants that climb your wall are a great way of adding a bit of colour to the exterior of your home. Most people would agree that painting the outdoor walls of your home is a bad idea. It will make your house stand out from the others on your road, and it could upset the neighbours. However, allowing plants and flowers to scale your wall could provide the same kind of aesthetic without being a permanent solution. If you change your mind about all the extra colour, all you have to do is cut the plants down. Presuming that sounds like a great idea to you, it will be wise for you to wait until the spring. Predicted temperatures are pretty low for the next couple of months, and so your plants are unlikely to survive.
Build a walkway
It is never a good idea to ask visitors to your home to walk on wet grass. For that reason, you will want to create a stunning walkway through your garden. While you could get some gravel and lay a path, the best results come from wooden decking. Not only is it cheap to purchase, but it’s also pretty simple to lay. With that in mind, you shouldn’t need to employ the services of a professional company. Well, not unless you can’t be bothered to do it yourself anyway. Just remember that damp conditions can make wooden decking very slippery and unsafe. If it has been raining outside in the last few hours, it’s probably best to stay off it unless there is no alternative. Wearing shoes with good grip will help to remedy the problem.
Having read through some of our awesome makeover tips for the exterior of your home, you should now have some great ideas to pursue over the next couple of months. Remember, it’s not about how much money you spend; it’s about how creative you can be. There are endless amounts of different ways to achieve the look you desire. For that reason, you should spend some time reading through other relevant posts on this blog. You never know; you might find something totally cool that we’ve forgotten to mention on this page.
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