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Create An Extra Room In Your Home: Why Your Garden Is Your Secret Weapon

Create An Extra Room In Your Home: Why Your Garden Is Your Secret Weapon

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Not many people take as much advantage of their gardens as they should. But in theory they are every bit as part of our home as a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are. A sort of outside room if you think about it. So why don’t we use them more often? This could be down to weather or having a useable space. So I thought i would share with you a few tips why your garden is the secret to creating additional space in your home.

Dining outside has never been easier

Eating outside is a wonderful experience for anyone. It can make it seem like an adventure for children and a more relaxing affair for adults. But we don’t do it often enough. Sure you may have the occasional BBQ when eating outside is a must. But you could do it more often if you had the right furniture in place. You may think that keeping furniture outside would be no good in the harsher months of winter. But you could put the wooden furniture together with things like waterproof glue and adhesives for industrial use. It would take that worry away. So now, even if you cook inside, there is no excuse not to head out and eat it in the garden.

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Create an outside kitchen

Why not take your BBQ cooking up one level and create an outside kitchen. It doesn’t have to take up too much space but may encourage you to cook outdoors more often. This could be a Pizza oven, or stone oven to slow cook meats or fish. It might even be a bigger grill area so that you can cook more food. You could even create a counter where you can add salads and bread for everyone to help themselves to. Cooking outdoors can encourage you to eat more healthy as you tend to stick with meats and salads rather than oven chips and something pre-made.

A sheltered area means you can get more use

Creating an area that has a cover means that you get all the benefit of fresh air without the rain or getting your furniture wet. It means that on those warm and humid evenings you can still enjoy the garden. Having a covered up area allows you to take advantage of your garden all year round, rather than just during the Summer months.

Storage will keep your garden tidy

When using the garden more, it will become apparent you will end up with more things in your garden. This might be more chairs, or tables, or even garden games if children are involved. So get yourself a shed or some storage to keep these things stored away when not in use. A tidy garden is much nicer to relax in.

Fresh air can work wonders after a long day

Finally, not many appreciate how great fresh air is after a long day at work or running errands. It can be quite a relaxing thing to do to enjoy a warm or chilled drink on a patio area. The fresh air will relax you and help you feel rejuvenated for the evening ahead.

I hope this has inspired you to make more out of your garden.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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