We finally have a proper Great British Summer on our hands! Isn’t it glorious?! With so much sunshine and heat, it’s understandable that we are spending most of our time outside. We know better than to take it all for granted, despite the weather forecast, and need to seize the day by embracing the sun. One of the ways that we choose to do that is by opting for al fresco living in your dream garden.
So much time is spent in the garden and though we may focus on a garden table, chairs, and a barbecue as essentials have you considered that there are other bits – like outdoor buildings – that are equally as important? From summer houses to storage sheds here’s how outdoor buildings can make your dream garden a reality!
A summerhouse isn’t just for the summer, it’s for life. Seriously though, if you have a garden that you work hard to maintain and want to enjoy, a summerhouse is the perfect investment. From a small building for 2 to a building big enough to house the entire family, a summerhouse can be your perfect garden retreat.
Even though you may be tempted to keep your summerhouse at the far end of the garden, you don’t need that far from your door. Remember, even though it’s a summer house you are going to want to enjoy it year round so the closer you are to your actual house the less chance of you getting soaked when you pop out to enjoy your garden!
When our little ones were even smaller we had a playhouse in the garden that they loved playing in. The playhouse was plastic and the garden was a pebbled mess. Oh, the woes of renting. Anyway, the girls across the street had a lovely wooden playhouse where all 4 girls played and even though our twins didn’t complain about not having what the girls across the road had, I wished that I could have given them the playhouse they deserved.
The girls are only 6 so there is still plenty of time for them to have the most beautiful of playhouses. A playhouse can house a desk are for them to do their homework or even be a sleepover haven. The best bit, in my opinion, is that all of those stuffed toys can now live outside the house and stop cluttering the bedroom!
If space is at a minimum then an arbour can be a much better option for your smaller garden. This garden alcove can protect you from the sun and can give you a place to sit and have your cuppa or even just a place to sit and watch the children play.
Our pets are just as big a part of our families as the human members of it. Some of us have fur babies that are as beloved as human babies. Which is why a good pet house is also a great addition to your dream garden. If you have a bigger garden a rabbit hutch, chicken coop, or a dog house would be a nice touch to include.
Animal lovers always want their pets to have a comfortable environment so ensuring that your pet house is safe and secure is a must, and quite simple to achieve if you buy the right building from the right company.
Some pets, like chickens, need to be outdoors all of the time so a coop with ample ventilation, space, and separate areas can help keep your chickens happy and enjoying living in the great outdoors.
DIY or not
You can install and assemble yourself if you’re gifted on the DIY front. Or you can have one of the professionals install and assemble for you, as long as all the criteria for a safe installation are met – a level cement base is the most important. Everything else will depend on the building you are choosing – ie: rabbit hutch, summerhouse, etc.
Other good points to consider are:
- Price Match – if you find any of the products at a lower price on any other UK website your price will be matched.
- Returns – 14 day returns policy (for any reason) but T&C’s apply (item can’t have been painted, needs to be returned disassembled, etc)
- Refund – 30-day refund policy
I truly wish I had a garden big enough to house each one of these buildings. Since I don’t though, I will keep dreaming about the perfect one. You can see more outdoor building ideas here on how one day make my dream garden a reality.