Outdoor Living – Making the Most of a Small Garden

With summer well and truly on the way, our thoughts have turned to outdoor living spaces as we all try to make the most of those long summer evenings. From barbeques for the whole family to splashing in the pool with the little ones, here are our top tips on making the most of a small garden.

Brighten up Your Space

When we stop to admire a lovely garden, they all have one thing in common and it isn’t their size, it’s the care and attention that has gone into making the area warm and welcoming; so fill your garden with things that make you smile. If you love flowers, plant them, if you don’t have much room, fill window boxes with your favourite plants. Create a small decking area with a folding bistro table and two chairs to drink your morning coffee and watch the sun come up. No matter how small your garden area is, it’s important to make it yours and truly enjoy it.

Be Clever with Storage

There are so many ways to make your small space serve many purposes and multifunctional furniture will become your new best friend. Try to maximise your space by having multiple uses for everyday things, such as a bench which has a lid and storage space underneath or a barbeque that doubles up as a fire pit for those long, cooler evenings. If you don’t have space for a garden shed, consider lockable garden storage containers which will provide enough space to keep your garden items secure without using up too much precious space.

Create Zone Areas

If your budget allows, a raised decking area is an excellent way to create a welcoming space in a smaller garden, providing a lovely focal point and zoning your small garden into functional areas will allow it to serve many purposes whilst looking stunning. Try to separate your garden into smaller areas including a seated decking area, a flower bed, vegetable garden or a play/pool area for the kids. You can use bamboo or trellis to separate the different parts of your garden. In a smaller garden, stick to two or three zones maximum to avoid overwhelming the space.

How are you making the most of your garden this summer? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. For all things property and Nottinghamshire, continue browsing our blog here.