We have come to appreciate and need our outdoor space more than ever before. While aesthetics are important, the focus now is on practical usability; linking your indoor to your outdoor space with practical and functional indoor-outdoor living solutions that will add both enjoyment and value to your home...
Garden rooms, gyms and offices. Working from home is now a norm, as is finding ways to keep healthy at home, so moving out work or exercise equipment to the garden and leaving the home free of additional clutter is a definite winner. You can go basic or fancy, and prices can reflect this.
You might also be considering guest accommodation or a teenager retreat and similar to adding a garden office or gym, creating an extra living or bedroom can certainly add value, and garden accommodation can be a brilliant way of providing guest accommodation for your family and friends, or independent living space for grandparents or teenagers. Chat to the consultants at Johnsons Garden Buildings who'll be more than happy to advise you.
Conservatories & Orangeries. Get the outdoors, indoor with a conservatory or orangerie. There are lots of different styles these days, ranging from the traditional to the super contemporary, so there’s something to suit all tastes and styles of homes, visit Fineline and come and see theirhuge show centre and get expert advice.
Bi-folds, stacked, sliding or patio doors. If you’ve already got a kitchen or dining room that has a window or single door to the garden, make the most of this connection by opening it up and creating a seamless transition to your outdoor entertaining space. Ask the consultants at Fineline for the best type of door to suit or work with your space.
Decked or paved patio or outdoor dining/entertaining area. A well-positioned, level and usable outdoor patio area is perfect for all year round use and this can really sell your home. Add a shaded or pergola area that could also be adapted with covers or screens for the winter. Visit Notcutts Garden Centre and Timberjacks Fencing for expert advice supply and service.
Of course there are plenty of other outdoor renovations and additions you can make, such as creating a fabulous pond or water feature and landscaping your garden with mature planting schemes. There's all the gardening help you need at Notcutts and a vast array of water features and other products that can be found at Maidenhead Aquatics.
You might also be hankering after hot tub, garden bar, outdoor kitchen or even an outdoor cinema... and while these won’t necessarily add value to your home, they’ll add a whole lot of fun...which is, of course, priceless!