How to Make Your Garden Work for the Whole Family
Some of the best family memories are made together in the garden, but it is often an area of the house that is left neglected. However, it doesn’t need to be! There are so many ways to transform even a small garden to suit everyone in the family - a larger garden shed or summerhouse can make a brilliant multi-purpose area for parents and kids to share hobbies and activities together.
Divide the garden into dedicated areas
The easiest way to ensure everyone in the family enjoys using the garden is to divide the space into separate areas. This is especially effective if everyone has different interests!
There are many ways to create separate zones in your garden, and the best way to do this is by working with the space’s unique landscape. Utilise existing features of your garden, such as patio areas, flower beds and paths to help divide the space. You can also create new zones by installing low fences or using contrasting materials, such as gravel or paving stones, to add texture and show a clear difference between separate areas.
Once you have dedicated zones, it’s time to start designing each space! Not sure where to begin? We’ve collected a few ideas below to get you started.
A Playhouse for the little ones
We all know that outdoor play is so important for childrens’ health and development, which is why a dedicated play zone, featuring a Waltons playhouse, in your garden is a great option to encourage your little ones to get more fresh air!
Take inspiration from one of our wonderful Waltons customers, who has used the existing low-bearing wall, and installed turf and short picket fencing to create a miniature garden! The Snug playhouse is transformed with a lick of paint, hanging plants and house number for those all-important finishing touches. A child-friendly picnic bench completes this look, creating the perfect play area for any child!
A Garden Bar for the party animal
Elevate your garden parties this summer with a Waltons Garden Bar! The generous bar top is designed for mixing and serving drinks and is the perfect height to pull up a bar stool. Plus, the pressure treated timber comes with a conditional 15 Year Anti-rot Guarantee, so your garden is sure to be the go-to social hub for years to come!
Make sure to accommodate guests with plenty of seating options, whether you prefer a stool or beanbag, and of course, stock up on your tipple of choice! Decorate with outdoor string lights so the party can continue into the evening and your garden bar is ready!
For the BBQ enthusiast
If you have a family member who is serious about their BBQ’s, why not create a purpose-built BBQ area? An outdoor rattan dining set is perfect for hosting friends and family in comfort, allowing you to make the most of those warm summer evenings.
If you want to take your BBQ set-up to the next level why not create an outdoor kitchen! Save yourself trips back up to the house by installing a worktop and fully-functional sink to optimise cooking space. Just make sure everything is made with materials suitable for long-term outdoor use.
A Summerhouse for the one who deserves a break
Treat the ones you love to some rest and relaxation with a cosy summer house. Our Waltons customer Tammy has transformed her 12x8 Contemporary Summerhouse into a comfortable living area, perfect for making the most of the warmer months, whatever the weather!
Create your own peaceful haven with a cosy seating area and plenty of soft furnishings. Try playing with colour and texture to make the space more interesting and tactile. Finish this room by adding plenty of calming accessories, such as greenery, lamps and wall decorations, making the summerhouse homely and inviting. The perfect place for the whole family to put their feet up!
A Greenhouse for the one with green fingers
Create the perfect gardening area for those green-fingered family members. Waltons customer Jeska has utilised the 6x3 Evesham Victorian Growhouse to make the ideal space for her plants to thrive. White paint makes the building bright and inviting, without taking attention away from the eye-catching, colourful flowers inside.
With plenty of Styrene glazed windows and an opening roof vent for air circulation, this greenhouse allows you to create the ideal growing conditions for your plants and produce. Plus, the adjustable shelving is included to maximise growing space and allows you to work on your plants at a comfortable height. This compact growhouse is a great option for those with a small garden or with dedicated gardening space.