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HOW TO...Make the Most of An Apartment Patio GardenBy admin
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Nationwide, around 14% of people live in an apartment, so the problem of how to make the most of an apartment patio garden is a pertinent one.
Even if you have the smallest outdoor space, you still shouldn’t be deterred from using it as much as possible. After all, over 31% of UK homes have no garden at all.
With that in mind, we give you some helpful advice about how you can really enjoy even the tiniest outside area...
Set the Tone With a Statement Surface
If you’re lucky enough to have a patio garden, choosing the right surface will make it easier to care for and more aesthetically pleasing in one fell swoop. Resin bound surfacing is a great choice thanks to its durability, low maintenance and stylish good looks.
Your patio will look sleek, smooth, and elegant – just perfect for relaxing outdoors in the summer with a glass of wine!
When piled with cosy cushions or a comfortable throw, you can easily rest in the great outdoors. Meanwhile, you can also store items inside its base, making it the ideal piece for anyone who has a lack of space in their home
Luxurious Garden Furniture
Just because your apartment patio may be small, there’s no reason why you can’t sit outdoors on sunny days. The key is choosing the right furniture.
There are some excellent sets of compact rattan garden furniture on the market today which are elegant, comfortable and yet perfect for fitting onto your narrow patio.
If you’re planning to dine al fresco during the warmer months, a small bistro-style table with a couple of matching chairs won’t take up too much room but will look very sophisticated.
Alternatively, what about a small two-seater rattan sofa? Just perfect for curling up with a good book to enjoy the fresh air!
Even better, what about some double-duty furniture? If space is at a premium, you can combine functions with an ottoman bench.
When piled with cosy cushions or a comfortable throw, you can easily rest in the great outdoors. Meanwhile, you can also store items inside its base, making it the ideal piece for anyone who has a lack of space in their home.
Alternatively, strings of outdoor fairy lights draped around your patio area can create a magical atmosphere when the sun goes down. One further option is to invest in Chinese-style lanterns to hang over your seating area
Switching on the Lights
If you’re wondering how to make the most of an apartment patio garden, the key is being able to use it for as long as possible. If you’d love to be able to enjoy your outdoor spaces long into the evening some patio lighting is the perfect solution.
Solar lights are the ideal answer and require no outdoor electrical connections. Many of the best products today produce sufficient light to read by, so you can take in the evening air with ease.
Alternatively, strings of outdoor fairy lights draped around your patio area can create a magical atmosphere when the sun goes down. One further option is to invest in Chinese-style lanterns to hang over your seating area.
A Touch of Green
No matter how urban your setting, you can still bring the green of the countryside within easy reach on your apartment patio. A cluster of attractive pots filled with shrubs, small evergreen trees or hardy plants will add a wonderfully natural touch to your space without adding a lot of maintenance work.
If you’re a little more green-fingered, you might want to consider a vertical garden, with climbing plants that grow upwards along your wall. This lets you experience all the benefits of a beautiful green oasis in a very compact space
Creating a Canopy
How many times have you wished you could enjoy your outdoor space, but the British weather got in the way? With a fabric canopy over your patio you can enjoy your garden come rain or shine.
Protecting you from the rays of the sun on the hottest days and keeping you dry in the event of an unexpected rain shower, it will also help to shield you from the wind, so you can spend more time outside.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
As you can see, even the smallest outdoor space can be turned into an attractive and functional area. If you follow these top tips for how to make the most of an apartment patio garden, you’ll be able to spend more time outdoors throughout the year.
Home Logic has everything you need to turn your tiny patio into a gorgeous outdoor oasis, with resin bound surfacing and gorgeous rattan garden furniture to suit every space. It’s never been easier to enjoy the great British summer, whatever the weather! Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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