We all love our outdoor living space and as Spring will soon be approaching here in the UK, your thoughts might turn to the garden and how you could make some cost-effective improvements. Building a terrace is one way of making the garden more attractive and functional, and with that in mind, here are a few tips to help you make the right design and material choices.
- Timber Decking – If you find a carpenter in Bristol, he can show you the various timbers that are suitable for decking, and if you have a rustic looking home, timber decking is ideal. Bespoke solutions mean the decking can be made to fit the available space, and with seasoned timber, there won’t be any maintenance.
- Shading – This is, of course, essential and there are numerous ways to achieve a level of shading, from a few small umbrellas to a fully retractable roof, depending on your budget. A permanent retractable roof will add value to the property and over the years will provide you with shading that can be adjusted to suit.
- Garden Furniture – Rattan is the obvious choice, with aluminium frames and resin coated wicker, which will stand the test of time. Washable cushions can be removed when the weather is wet and there is a wide range of attractive colours to choose from.
- Lighting – LED solutions offer an almost unlimited choice for garden illumination, with LED strips that can easily be affixed around door frames or draped over trees and shrubs.
If you search online for a local carpenter, he can create the perfect decking and then you can add features to create the perfect rest and relaxation area for the summer.