If you have a penchant for beautiful outdoor spaces, but you don’t have the time or the budget to create one, there is no need to worry, because there are plenty of ways to achieve outdoor living spaces on a budget. Read on for the tips and inspiration you need for lovely outdoor living spaces you can afford.
The place to start is by making a list. Set out everything you’ll need to complete your perfect outdoor space, and don’t hold back. Price everything up so you can see the total cost, and how far off your budget it is. Now run through your list, and prioritise what you need most.
For example, you may feel that creating an entertaining space is most important to you, and for this reason, a deck will top the list of priorities. Or it could be that you need to prioritise outdoor storage, so you’ll need to make sure that come what may, you’ll include a garden shed.
For some, creating a garden room will take precedence, perhaps because there is a need to extend the living space. If this is the case, a garden room will certainly be more economical than a traditional home extension, and will rarely need planning permission either.
Courtesy of a garden room, you could add a home gym, a garden office, a summerhouse or a workshop. Whilst none of these could be strictly considered low cost, there are certainly ways to achieve the garden room of your dreams, whilst sticking to a set spend. A budget garden office for example, such as a garden office pod, is one idea to keep costs to a minimum. On the other hand, if you are keen to create the ultimate entertaining space, then a budget hot tub could be a great investment, and there are plenty of lower cost options you can explore in the realm of home spas.
It’s all about creating bespoke outdoor spaces that meet your every desire, and practical need.
If you have already blown your prospective budget on an outdoor deck and garden room, there are other ways to improve outdoor living spaces without overspending. Here are a few ideas:
A good spruce up of your landscaping can work wonders when it comes to improving outdoor living spaces on a budget. Removing weeds from between patio and paving stones is a good place to start. Re-staining fences and decking and painting your shed will breathe new life into the garden. Replacing broken pots will give the space an air of TLC, and giving pathways and garden furniture a good clean with a pressure washer will have everything looking almost new again. Just a few simple ideas that can make a huge difference to outdoor spaces.
Adding garden lighting doesn’t cost the earth, but can have amazing effects when it comes to enhancing outdoor living spaces. Twinkling solar lanterns strung across fences add a touch of dazzle, whilst solar-powered LED lamps create an air of sophistication and ambience to decking and entertaining areas.
If your flowerbeds have seen better days, a spot of weeding and dead-heading will work wonders. Treat yourself to some new bedding plants, which can be purchased very cheaply from your local independent nursery. Choose a range of plants that will flower throughout the year, and that will provide an array of colour. A little bit of effort, and just a few pounds on plants, make for appealing outdoor spaces, without busting the budget.
At Surrey Hills Garden Buildings, we have become the trusted name across Surrey for all types of garden buildings for amazing outdoor spaces.Why not pay a visit one of our dedicated show sites for inspiration, and to view our extensive range? Our family run team is on hand to provide you with friendly, expert advice on choosing the right garden building.
You are also welcome to get in touch for tailored advice. We look forward to speaking to you.