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The Perfect Garden Buildings to Consider This Summer

By Gfl

Summer is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to make your garden the perfect place to relax and unwind. Wanting to upgrade your garden building or thinking about having one installed? It can be a tricky landscape to navigate with new designs popping up all over the place, so to help you choose the perfect building, we break down the different structures and how they can help create the perfect ambience this summer.

Thatched Circular Gazebos

There’s nothing nicer than sitting in a thatched gazebo enjoying a cocktail or two while the sun shines and the birds sing. Wooden gazebos are more hardwearing than plastic ones and give off the air of a zen and tranquil atmosphere. A thatched roof blends in seamlessly with a tree-heavy garden and offers excellent shelter on those rainy summer nights. They also have a life expectancy of around 6-10 years and generally require no maintenance, but if something does happen, many companies offer thatching services where you can get this fixed.

Log Cabins

If you’re looking for something a little more spacious and you have a large garden, you could have a log cabin installed this summer. Log cabins are a lot more spacious and they tend to be closed off, but their long windows are great for letting the sun in and provide plenty of natural light if you want to sit inside but still enjoy the sun.

Summer Houses

If you want something versatile that can be adapted to fit any lifestyle, a summer house is for you. This is one of the most common forms of garden buildings and there are plenty of options to choose from. You can decorate your summer house to best suit your needs and there are hundreds of great interior design suggestions to help inspire your creativity. They’re also great for kids to play in and store their toys during the long summer days.

Wooden Greenhouses

You may not consider a greenhouse a great garden building, but for those who want to grow their own food and get a little green-fingered this summer, greenhouses are perfect They shield your seedlings from those damp summer mornings and provide excellent protection from the unpredictable UK weather. Juicy tomatoes, green beans and peppers are great seasonal foods which can be easily grown in a greenhouse, and a wooden greenhouse provides a softer exterior which blends in quite naturally with your garden’s view.

Garden Sheds

Garden sheds are a staple in any British garden. You can use your garden shed for quite simply anything and the natural wood design fits in perfectly in any garden regardless of size or style. A simple structure with a wealth of versatility, a shed is great for storing bikes, tools, toys, and If you want, you can even add some chairs and use it as space to relax once the sun starts rolling in.

Garden buildings are an investment and their wide range of use means you are guaranteed to find one to fit your style. Have a look and see which one best fits your taste and lifestyle and you’ll soon be enjoying the sun with your feet up through those glorious summer days.


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