Making the decision to transform your garden into a beautiful, functional outdoor space is both exciting and nerve-racking. The amount of work involved in transforming a garden, from the design to sourcing the materials to actually installing everything, can really put people off – but it shouldn’t. Transforming your garden can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience if you go about it in the right way. Today we’re going to talk you through the process involved in starting a garden renovation.
Come up with ideas
One of the most creative parts of starting a garden transformation is looking for ideas. If you do a quick search online, you’ll find lots of pictures, articles and projects that you can use to create a plan for your own garden. Platforms like Pinterest are a great source of inspiration for garden transformations, and you could even create a dedicated Pinterest board to keep all of your ideas in once place.
Do Your Research
Once you have an idea of the style and features you want in your new garden, you can start to look for suppliers that can bring your ideas to life! Looking for local suppliers is a good place to start, although some companies are willing to travel across the UK to complete garden transformations. Don’t be afraid to look further afield if your local suppliers don’t fit the bill.
While researching, you should try to find materials that will be practical, cost-effective and long lasting. After all, you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on your garden transformation for it to start degrading in only a few years’ time.
Choosing the right products for your garden transformation can determine whether it’s a headache to maintain or a space you can enjoy. Here are a few great options if you’re not sure where to start…
If you want to avoid the hassle of wood decking maintenance and the problems that come with cheap plastic decking, composite wood decking is an excellent option. It has the charming appearance of real wood but never needs to be sanded, stained or sealed.
Garden Room or Veranda
Enjoying more time in the garden (especially in the UK) is so much easier if you have a garden room or veranda. These beautiful structures not only modernise your garden space, but they also provide shelter from the weather – rain or shine.
Natural stone paving might be an attractive option for you garden transformation, but did you know it takes quite a lot of maintenance to keep it looking good? Porcelain paving is an excellent alternative that can offer a real stone or real wood effect and last for years with very little upkeep.
Hopefully this article will help you start your garden transformation and may even give you some ideas of things you can include. If you’re looking for more inspiration or information simple check out more of our garden related articles