We have said goodbye to the sunshine and the heat (well, as much as we ever get in a British summer), and with shorter days and gloomier weather, it’s time to embrace the fact that autumn is here, and that winter is not far behind. However, just because the weather is turning and we have put the lawn chairs away, that does not mean that you need to say goodbye to your garden or to turn your attention to the interior of your home until June. There is always the chance of sunny days and autumn heatwaves, and beyond that we all like to enjoy our outdoor space when we can. Here are some ideas to bring new life to yours.
Light It Up
There’s nothing quite like sitting out with some friends and loved ones in your garden under the beautiful glow of some strung lights. While that may be slightly less of a viable option during the cold, dark months of winter, putting in some proper garden lighting can make a big difference. If your garden is sitting there dark and untended to, of course it’s going to look uninviting. Think about which parts of the space could benefit from some lighting to help make it feel a bit like home. Security lights can often feel a little harsh, but a porch light above your front door will always feel like they are welcoming you home.
Commit To Your Dream Exterior With Hardwood Cladding
It sounds a little simplistic to say that there are very few elements of your home that will have more of an impact than the exterior. However, it is true that if you are not happy with the way your home looks from the outside, then the inside is going to need to do a lot more of the heavy lifting.
If you are working on a new home build project or if you are thinking of giving the exterior of your home a facelift, you should consider hardwood cladding. There is nothing quite like the understated elegance of hardwood, or the beautiful style of traditional Japanese charred timber cladding. If you are looking to learn more about your options from hardwood cladding suppliers, talk to the team at Exterior Solutions. Whether you’re an architect, a building developer, or a self-builder, they can help you find the perfect custom solution for your property.
Water, Rocks And Stone
Some people want their green space to be exactly that, a neat little patch of turf with a couple of flowerbeds running down either side. But an outdoor space has so much more to offer than a lawn.
Your outdoor space is what you make of it, so you must not be afraid to take some bold design swings. So many people have been rushing to buy homes with gardens in the wake of the pandemic, so if you are lucky enough to have found a garden that you can build out, then you owe it to yourself to make the most of it. Why settle for a pond when you can create something much more artful or ambitious? Why have something as modest as a gravel pathway when you could build your own peace garden? Challenge your concept of what your garden can do and swing big.