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7 Basement Flat Garden Ideas To Impress

basement flat garden ideas

When you think of the perfect garden, an oasis of colour, fragrance, and breath-taking features, you don’t normally think of a basement flat garden…but maybe you should!

Basement flats are commonly thought of as dingy and dark, but there’s actually a lot that you can do to transform the space and create a stunning living environment. Then there’s the added benefit of garden space…

A basement flat garden may not be big, it may not get a lot of direct light and it may not immediately scream ‘oasis’, but with a little bit of effort and some top design ideas it can certainly impress. 

Here are seven basement flat garden ideas to impress and help you to turn your basement garden into your very own oasis at street level…

Idea One: Create the Perfect Low-Maintenance Surface 

The best place to start with a basement garden makeover is with the floor surface, the area that is going to set the tone for the rest of your garden. Many basement gardens are designed with a concrete surface, which is definitely not conducive to creating a relaxing and beautiful environment. 

For the best surfacing to set your garden apart, consider investing in attractive garden decking, the perfect material for a family space or a space for entertaining. If you want total low-maintenance, then a resin surface may be the right choice for you, available in a beautiful range of styles and you can create a floor surface that matches the style of your home. 

basement flat garden ideas

Box seats look fantastic and provide plenty of neatly tucked away storage space. Having custom-made box seats to fit the shape of your garden will save you space and will work perfectly with the design of your garden

Idea Two: Get Creative with Your Garden Furniture

Many basement gardens just aren’t big enough to accommodate large garden furniture, especially if you need to space to provide practical outdoor storage as well. One excellent solution is to combine the need for storage with the need for suitable seating. 

Box seats look fantastic and provide plenty of neatly tucked away storage space. Having custom-made box seats to fit the shape of your garden will save you space and will work perfectly with the design of your garden.

Idea Three: Bring the Outdoors Inside with Glass Doors

Glass is a great material to use to make a small space feel large. Having large glass connecting doors between your flat and garden will help you to make the inside and outside feel much bigger. 

If you choose triple-glazed doors, then you’ll also be making sure that heat loss between the inside and outside is being kept to a minimum – as well as sound! 

basement flat garden ideas

Attaching trellis or wall baskets, and filling them with shade-loving plants, will bring plenty of colour into your garden space and fill the area with wonderful seasonal fragrance. In fact, you can even use the space to cultivate grow your own veg if you so desire!

Idea Four: Add a Roof to Your Garden

To improve the space in your garden for plants and to create a practical all-weather seating area, why not have a ‘roof’ installed on the garden?

Adding a lightweight material, like polycarbonate, to wooden beams, will create a cosy seating area that is protected from the worst of the Great British weather. For an extra splash of colour to liven up your garden, the roofing material can also be used to hang flower baskets. 

Idea Five: Restyle the Garden Walls to Create a Feature

Just as the material chosen for the floor of your basement garden will influence the final look, so will the wall materials. In basement gardens, where a change of wall design is a possibility, it can pay to choose a different material, or even cover existing walls with a better-looking material.

A new brickwork design could be the statement look that you’ve been searching for - or a new fence could bring life back into a garden that feels small and dark. 

Idea Six: Look to the Walls for Planting Inspiration

What a basement garden lacks in floor space, it makes up in wall space. If there’s no way to change the style of your garden walls, then there is plenty of opportunity to spruce the walls up with plants that will climb and cover the spaces. 

Attaching trellis or wall baskets, and filling them with shade-loving plants, will bring plenty of colour into your garden space and fill the area with wonderful seasonal fragrance. In fact, you can even use the space to cultivate grow your own veg if you so desire!

basement flat garden ideas

From triple-glazing to fences and decking, if you’re in need of expert help getting the most out of your garden space, then Home Logic are the service to call. Big or small, if you have a garden in need of a makeover, Home Logic have the essential products you need to design the space to impress!

Idea Seven: Think Tall not Wide

One of the best ways to improve your basement garden and give it a makeover to impress, is to think tall not wide. Plants, seating, storage, whatever you add to your garden, try to make as much use of height as possible, that way you save on using your precious ground space. 

Maximising the space that you have will give you a spacious, yet practical and vibrant basement garden that can become the envy of your friends. 

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From triple-glazing to fences and decking, if you’re in need of expert help getting the most out of your garden space, then Home Logic are the service to call. Big or small, if you have a garden in need of a makeover, Home Logic have the essential products you need to design the space to impress. 

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