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Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space With A New Garden Seating Area

Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space With A New Garden Seating Area

Today’s slightly warmer weather gives hint of spring on the way. Yes, it might well get colder again in February (or even next week!), but right now the winter sun is shining and it’s a great time to think about how you’d like your outside space to look in spring and make the most of the downtime, and even the winter sales by planning a brand new garden seating area.

Different types of garden seating area

Dragging chairs out into the garden to catch some sun is all fine and dandy, but why not go one further by building a dedicated garden seating area to enjoy?


A patio is a lovely addition to a garden, giving you a space that can be used as a garden seating area throughout the year. Planning it now will mean that by the time the warmer weather hits, you could make use of your brand new garden seating area.

A patio is perfect for barbecues or parties, and you can even install a hot tub on it, as it won’t corrode or wear down, and can take the weight of anything you put on it.

A patio is a fairly permanent decision. Once you’ve laid a patio with foundations, returning the lawn to turf could be expensive and time consuming. However, a well laid patio it will last for many, many years and require minimal maintenance. From time to time, you may wish to repoint if the foundations aren’t deep enough and weeds manage to peak through, and at the start of each new season it would be wise to use a pressure washer to clean, but you shouldn’t have to scrub it down or paint it to make use of your outdoor seating area regularly.

There are so many different types of patio that we can’t possible cover them all here, but if the idea appeals to you then it’s a good time of year to make contact with your local builder, before the spring rush.


Make The Most Of Your Outdoor Space With A New Garden Seating Area

Decking is a slightly cheaper option for a garden seating area than a patio, and they don’t take as long to install as a patio might. There is no concrete involved and the ground below the decking can usually be returned to its original state without having to dig out the area with machinery.

Of course, wooden decking requires maintenance as the material can corrode and degrade over time, so it won’t last as long as a stone slab patio, however they can make a great base for a garden seating area and if you prefer the natural look of wood, or wood composite, it may be the better option for.

Whether you fancy decking surrounding the back of you house, in a raised corner of the garden, or perhaps adjacent to your garden room, read our post here to find out what kind of decking would suit you best.

Pergola or arbour

If you want a little shade, then a pergola or arbour can make a lovely garden seating area. A pergola over a section of the garden, on a patio or over decking or an arbour with integrated seating in the corner of your garden gives you somewhere to sit in the garden and read, eat or enjoy a glass of wine.

Growing climbing plants over your pergola or arbour can really make it part of the garden. A small arbour with soft comfy cushions can make a dreamy, romantic space for you and your partner to sit together.

At this time of year, you may find that garden centres have offers on such outdoor structures, so it’s a good time to look!

A garden room

For whatever-the-weather garden seating, a garden room with big, bi-fold doors and large windows to open out onto the garden can transform your outdoor space from barely used to the hub of the house. You can store your outdoor furniture inside it and drag it out easily if you want to make the most of the weather; much easier than digging through a dingy garage!

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