With summer in full swing, the amount
of time being spent outside each week is on the rise. Whilst the garden has
always been a haven for homeowners, this year more than ever it is being
utilised as a place to entertain, relax and play games. Here are some of the
top trends this season:
1. Outdoor kitchens
Whilst the British BBQ (whatever the
weather) is nothing new, the cooking equipment being invested in has become
more sophisticated this year. As well as the trusty charcoal or gas BBQ, pizza
ovens are becoming more common in the garden as well as bespoke outdoor units
incorporating a fridge and sink into people’s outdoor space.
2. Outdoor games areas
Though the garden is traditionally a
domain for children to play in, this year adults have reclaimed this space for
games of their own too. As well as petanque pitches being popular, giant
versions of games such as Jenga and chess are becoming more common, with paving
slabs being used to great effect to create all-weather chequerboards.
3. Relaxation zones
With many new build houses being
small, the garden is acting as an extension of living space. As well as decking
areas incorporating tables and chairs for dining and entertaining guests,
hammocks are now not uncommon in the garden as well as inflatable sofas –
perfect for when friends of family come over for that wood fired pizza!
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Posted on: 23/08/2017
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