If you’re fortunate enough to have a nicely-sized garden that can facilitate more than just a shed and outdoor dining set, why aren’t you making the most of it? Granted the weather isn’t exactly the best here in the UK (we see annual temperatures average a daily high of 14 degrees Celsius) there’s still so much you could do to transform your back yard into an exciting hub of entertainment.
Lacking inspiration? We’ve put together 6 ideas to get those sparks flying…
1) Games area
Release your inner child by creating a games area in your garden, and become the favourite neighbour on your street! This idea is perfect for adults, kids, and families alike, and the possibilities are endless. If sheltered, you can add a snooker table, a television screen and games console, dart board and more. Whatever your interests, encapsulate them in your garden games area.
2) Outdoor cinema
Cinema tickets are pricey and there’s always somebody who blatantly has no respect for the other film goers (unbearably loud chewing, over-laughing, tapping on their smartphone – that kind of thing). A simple solution is to create an outdoor cinema in that lovely big garden of yours! All you need is a film projector, beanbags, and a subscription to an online streaming service such as Netflix. To create the right ambience, we suggest adding a selection of post lights to your outdoor cinema.
3) Football goal or basketball hoop
This particular entertainment transformation is perfect for those sporty families! If you have an interest in football or basketball (and the space in your garden allows), put up a football goal or basketball hoop. Not only is this a fantastic way to delight your family and guests, but it also promotes health and fitness.
4) Hot tub
The peak of luxurious entertainment, a hot tub makes a fantastic addition to any garden. Hot tubs have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only will the presence of one charm your household and visitors, but using one can also encourage a variety of health benefits such as taking the weight off painful joints and loosening tight muscles.
Do you enjoy a tipple with friends after a long week at work? Instead of pumping time, effort, and money into a trip to the pub, why not create your own? All you need to turn this transformation into reality is an ample sized shed house, good seating, and, of course, your favourite alcohol! Go one step further by purchasing or creating an actual bar equipped with draught beer.
6) Fire pit
Create a warm and cosy atmosphere in your garden for family and friends with an iconic fire pit. With a vast range to choose from, you won’t struggle to find one that closely matches your taste and budget, and they can be found at your local garden centre or online. Once you’ve placed one of these beauties in your garden, add some comfortable seating and… voila, you’ve got the ultimate area to catch up with loved ones.