If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden with a summer house, you’ll definitely want to make the most of this over the coming months. The best weather is yet to reach us, and so now is the time to start work on creating the perfect space to chill out in the shade. Obviously, the items you choose to buy will depend heavily on the size of your outdoor building and how you intend to use it. However, this post has been written with the express intention of giving you some great ideas. Of course, you don’t have to purchase everything mentioned in this article, but hearing about some of the items other people keep inside their summer house might inspire you to make significant improvements. With that in mind, we’ll get started properly in a moment, First though, I want to spend some time discussing why building a summer house in your garden is a good move in the first place.
So long as you have enough space outside, summer houses can provide a great little retreat for your entire family to enjoy during the hot months. While being outside is always going to be favorable, sometimes the heat can get too much for you to handle, and so having somewhere shaded to sit is always sensible. Also, you might even like to dine outside from time to time, but this can be a pain because of insects and wind. For that reason, opting to use a summer house if often perfect! Anyway, I won’t delay the inevitable any further. Here’s 7 items you might like to consider purchasing over the next few weeks…
1. Wicker furniture
In much the same way people buy wicker furniture for their conservatories, those with summer houses often find it preferable to the alternatives. This is because outdoor constructions like this could become damp or cold from time to time, and material sofas and chairs can suffer. Wicker is far more durable and capable of dealing with changes in temperature and weather.
2. Good quality table and chairs
As I mentioned only a moment ago, occasionally you might like to hold an outdoor dinner party or eat in your garden. Opting to purchase a good quality table and chairs for your summer house will make this task much simpler. You won’t have to worry about wasps or bees interfering with your good time, and the products will stay in tip top condition if you shelter them from the weather in this way.
3. Sofa beds
Thanks to the advancements brought about by mass production, sofa beds are cheaper than ever these days, which means your children could sleep in comfort if they wished to spend the night in the garden. Of course, if you’re put your hand in your pocket, it’s possible to get some really cool luxury sofa beds from reputable online retailers. Which you choose should depend on your budget, and how much usage you think the item will experience.
4. Insect nets
Unless you’re going to shut the doors on your summer house, picking up some cheap insect nets in a sensible move. There’s no point in using the construct if you’re going to close all the openings. So, the best course of action is to fit nets over the windows and doors to ensure you’re not bothered by all those little flying things that seem to take over your garden during the hot months. Luckily, we had a sunny spell earlier on in the year followed by a few days of freezing temperatures, so there shouldn’t be too many spiders or flies around over the next few months, but it’s still best to be prepared.
5. A television
So long as you’re comfortable with running some cables from your home to the summer house, there’s no reason you can’t pick up a decent flat screen TV and fit it to an interior wall. There’s not much chance of you using this during the day, but it could provide some entertainment in the evenings when you’re not quite ready to go back inside. Also, if you have a SKY TV contract, for only an extra £10 per month, you could even link it up with satellite channels.
6. A bookcase
Encouraging every member of your family to read a book once in a while certainly won’t do them any harm. In fact, studies show that children who read are far more likely to become intelligent and get a decent job in later life. So, buying a bookcase and filling it with suitable titles is guaranteed to work in your favor. At the end of the day, you’ll want your children to look after you when you get older, and they’ll have a hard time doing that in a minimum wage job living just above the breadline.
7. Flowers or plants
Buying flowers and plants for the inside of your summer house is essential if it’s made from some kind of plastic with doors that create a seal. This is because anyone inside for a long enough time will fill the space with carbon dioxide and begin breathing less than perfect air. As we all know, plants and flowers have the ability to clean this and turn it into healthy, breathable oxygen once again. So, if you have the type of summer house your children like to sleep in during their weekends off school, you should do whatever you can to ensure they have the cleanest air possible.
Well, my friends. After reading through those suggestions, I expect you will be excited about getting out into the summer house for the first time this year. As you can see, none of the items are particularly expensive to buy, and so kitting it out properly shouldn’t break the bank. I sincerely hope you get a lot of enjoyment from your outdoor space this summer, and that you return here soon for some more interesting information and suggestions.
Don’t forget to grab some sun cream!