Planning next summer’s garden already

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ANOTHER summer in Spain has come to an end, and perhaps you’re wishing you’d spent a little more time outside in the garden…but not happy with your space?  Now is the time to plan for next year…

With just a few simple improvements, you can make even the smallest outdoor space feel comfortable and welcoming to you and your guests.

That old cement patio or walkway in your backyard may be unsightly and uninviting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can make that space much more appealing by replacing it with a raised wooden deck. Easy to build and affordable as well, a raised wooden deck makes the entire area more inviting without taking up any additional space.

Your current outdoor space may have only a single light or it may have no light at all, making it impossible to use at night. To make the space more welcoming, add string lights or uplighting to your outdoor area. These lights are available in a wide array of styles to match your personality and they take up very little space, allowing you to create the perfect atmosphere you’re looking for.

If finding the right furniture to fit your space has been difficult, consider making your own instead. Building a customised bench is easier than you think and it allows you to build your furniture to meet the design requirements of your space. You can even add built-in storage to your bench or furniture design for more space-saving solutions.

When space is at a premium, you need to utilise every inch. To do this, segment your outdoor space into defined zones such as cooking, relaxing and eating areas. You can then further define these zones by adding the perfect finishing touches to each like a barbecue enclosure for your cooking area and a pergola over your dining table. Each of these DIY projects is a worthy addition to your outdoor space and will make it the area you can’t wait to enjoy every time you step outside.

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