4 Types Of Outdoor Living Spaces You Can Enjoy This Summer


Outdoor living is amazing. Honestly, we couldn’t recommend it enough. And no, we aren’t talking about physically living outdoors with nothing but a tent to your name. We mean turning the outdoor areas of your home into much more than a place to let grass grow or plant wildflowers. After all, when the weather is warm, you want to spend as much time in it as possible (especially if you’re in England, and warmth is rare). So to help you make the most of it, we have 4 kinds of outdoor living space you can create for your house.

Outdoor Kitchen

If you take every possible opportunity to get the grill going and have a barbeque (even if that means breaking out the umbrella as well), then you may want to look into building an outdoor kitchen. Whether that’s a full kitchen with decking, a simple sun room or a canopy with an outdoor oven and bar – an outdoor kitchen can be a fantastic space. Perfect for anyone who wants to create a warm space for entertaining, and can be used well into the autumn with the simple addition of space heaters and fire pits. An outdoor kitchen can create a lot of interest and add a bit of value to your home, without being a hugely expensive thing to do.

Lounge Areas

If cooking isn’t your thing, but you still want to enjoy the sunshine, then an outdoor lounge area may be more appealing. This really is as simple as it sounds – bring the comforts of your living room into the garden. You can do this in a basic way – get some outdoor sofas and a fire pit and arrange them around the pool – or you can go all in and custom-build a lounge area into your garden or decking. We’ve also seen some fantastic set ups that include a full TV, integrated audio and mood lights, truly bringing the indoors out. These are typically more popular in country’s with higher base temperatures than the UK, but they can be a very modern and cosmopolitan addition to your garden if done properly. Great for relaxing and drinking in the sun.

Patio And Deck

If you’re a party person, then investing in a good patio or deck space is a great way to go. These don’t just have to be plain sheets of stone or wood – after all that doesn’t make much of a ‘space’, does it? Instead, think of integrating seating areas, bars, or even dancefloors if you’re feeling creative. Patios and decks are a great way to make the most of your outdoor space, create new scenery for your entertaining and bring the comfort of the indoors into the beauty and freedom of the outdoors.

Twilight Gardens

For the more romantic hearts out there, you can use your outdoor space to create your ideal outdoor environment. Whether that’s a snuggly spot for a glass of wine, a secret garden full of wildflowers and places to relax, eat and drink, or a secluded garden clearing surrounded by twinkling lights. Your outdoor living space doesn’t have to be confined to just the patio – you can reach out and use your entire garden if you want to.

At JB Landscaping we specialise in creating outdoor living spaces for homeowners in the RG area. Out experts can listen to your ideas and create a perfect design to match, complete with 3D rendering, Our unique 3D design software means you can see your finished project before any ground is broken, make changes and understand exactly what it will look like ahead of time. After all, you wouldn’t buy a house without knowing what it looks like – so why would you spend money on an outdoor living space without seeing it first? If you would like to find out more, please just get in touch with us today.