Garden design features that will improve your lifestyle

A garden tops many people’s lists of dream house features, and by making some design changes you can enhance this space to improve your live. These garden ideas we are sharing will inspire you to upgrade your outdoor space, sooner rather than later.


Adding interest with focal points and features:  By adding a fireplace, you are creating not only a focal point, but you are also a place where you and your family can spend time outside even if it’s cold. Let’s face it: most evenings out in the garden (and many days) will be chilly if you live in the UK or Ireland. If you don’t like the idea of having a fire in your garden, then putting a water feature is best for designing a luxury garden. It can be a beautiful bird fountain or a Zen water feature. And most importantly, you don’t need a lot of space for creating either of these looks.

Don’t Hold Back On Garden Lighting: Carefully positioned garden lighting will add drama and atmosphere to your garden, which will look amazing if you’re in the garden or looking at them from the inside. Spotlighting or adding lanterns is the most effective way to create subtle accents.

Use Quality Stone: using natural materials will elevate any garden. A range of sizes and types of stone will last for decades, and add texture and interest to hardscaping.

Designated zones: creating multiple zones (just like you would indoors), adds interest but also helps you define what each area’s purpose is and means you can design it to fulfil your desired purpose and requirements. For example, an area for dining, entertaining, the kids to play, a chill out area.

Seating area and Veranda: if you like the idea of alfresco dining and outdoor entertainment, investing in stylish and comfortable seating is the way to go. If you live in colder countries like the UK and Ireland, a veranda could be the way to go. You then have the option of shaded dining or even for days of shaded relaxation!

Specimen planting & trees: Not only do they improve the environment, but mature planting can transform an outdoor space and give it a dramatic impact that you might want. Big plants create the effect you’d normally have to wait for years to achieve and are also great at improving privacy and statement focal points.


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