Posted: Friday, 14 August 2015 @ 09:57
You don’t always need to call in the professionals there are
plenty of outdoor projects you can take on yourself. All you need is time,
patience, the right tools, bit of common sense, imagination and some money to fund the project.
Shop around for the best deals you can get when buying
supplies, but don’t always go for the cheapest materials as they will not last
as long as the more expensive versions.
With summer on its way, more and more of us will be spending
time in our gardens. So now is a good time to improve our gardens.
Here are some DIY home improvement ideas you can tackle
Add A Conservatory
If you have the space consider adding a conservatory in your
back garden, there are many DIY
conservatory kits on the market which will add value to your property but
won’t break the bank. Make sure you do your research before you buy and always
buy from an established reputable company.
Build An Arbour
Add some height and interest in your garden by building an
arbour at the entrance of your garden or over a path way.
Arbours can be built
in various sizes depending on how much coverage you want. If you want to create
a tunnel, then build two or three structures placing them roughly 2 foot apart.
Build A Summer House
Summer houses can serve many purposes and are an attractive
feature in your garden. Consider your needs and how much space you are willing
to lose to add this structure into the garden. It is important that you don’t
build a summer house that is too big for the garden.
Due to the attractive
appearances of summer houses, you are able to build your summer house just
about anywhere in the garden, but make sure that it is not too close to your
house as this will look out of place.
Create A Place to Seat
Make a cosy and practical seating area in the corner of your
garden. The benches are perfect for relaxing and they double up as waterproof
storage for your outdoor cushions and pillows.
Add Some Raised Beds
For a low maintenance garden, use a mix of slabs and wooden
sleepers to create a simple and easy to maintain garden. The raised sleeper
beds make planting easy and add interest and depth to the garden. This is a
really good solution for small gardens.
Make A Herb Garden
If you are keen on gardening and cooking then consider
building a kitchen herb garden.
Add A Large Chalk Board
Let your children’s creative side be unleashed. Mount a
large chalk board on a wall or fence in the garden.