One thing the Covid pandemic taught many of us is the importance of having an outdoor, private area for relaxation and exercise. Being so restricted and often homebound, we had to adapt to new ways of spending our time. You probably started making your outdoor space more amenable for this during that time and have come to see the benefits of outdoor living. One project at a time, you can continue to make your garden into an extension of your home to cater to the need for fresh air entertainment. We look at some projects you should consider.
Make the Most of Your Patio
To make the most of your patio, you need to make sure that it is large enough for the furniture, with plenty of space for foot traffic. You are looking at an area of five or six metres squared to accommodate a family of four or two couples when you entertain. The centre should be around three square metres wide and allow for a centre table, cooker, or firepit. For larger groups, you will have to adjust the size accordingly.
This will become a favourite place for your family to congregate for a meal prepared outdoors, or even al fresco dining. Add a water feature to the area if space permits. This will deliver soothing, tension-relieving sound and mute the noises from neighbours’ homes.
Create an Outdoor Bar
An outdoor bar at home allows you to relax in the comfort and coolness of your garden to enjoy a pint over the weekend or a hard day’s work. Invite friends over for an intimate house party with snacks. A badminton table or outdoor projector screen will complete the options for entertainment.
Get a Jacuzzi
Imagine the fun you can have as a couple or with a group of friends if you own a jacuzzi? Look for hot tubs in Ireland and be the envy of your friends. A hot tub comes with numerous health benefits, such as improving your cardiovascular function and blood pressure, relieving the pain of arthritis, inducing sleep, and easing sore muscles. It is also a great way to spend time with friends outdoors, even in cooler weather.
Install an Outdoors Pool
While an indoor pool can cost in the region of £180,000 and take up a lot of space, outdoor swimming pools are much cheaper and easier to install. Pools are ideal for exercise and play for all ages. Resistance exercises can be done by an elderly person with arthritis and relieve the pain of tender joints. Many other conditions can benefit from these pool exercises.
Another option is to construct a DIY pool. Follow these tips for building a natural swimming pool. Borehole water can be used to fill it, making it more cost-effective to use. Make sure you follow the tips for natural drainage. Sticking to a simple design and materials can provide you with a beautiful pool to enjoy all year round at a reasonable cost.
Whichever project takes your fancy, you can look forward to hours of fun and plenty of family time as everyone is drawn to the new outdoor entertainment areas in your garden.