Over the last year, we’ve been entertained and impressed by pictures on social media of various creative solutions to help us make the most out of our lockdown leisure time in the garden. From building a pub in the garden to dropping a fence panel between neighbours to make a temporary bar, for some, the restrictions have inspired some really creative ideas.

As we head towards summer, and a slow emergence from lockdown, it is highly likely that many of us will continue to use our gardens not only as an extension of the home but also as our entertainment space. It’s unlikely that we will be able to get away on holiday any time soon thanks to the new restrictions in place so we have to look at other ways to entertain ourselves.

Leisure Time in the Garden

The next step out of lockdown will see someone from another household allowed to enter your garden. This will no doubt result in lots of BBQs and an investment in garden furniture as we turn theses spaces into somewhere that can be enjoyed while enjoying different company again. it is highly likely that people will spend their holiday budgets on home and garden improvements this year.

Maximise the Potential of Outbuildings

Much as we love our gardens, the trouble is, thanks to the Great British weather, we can never be sure if our plans will be thwarted by the rain. This leads us on to how you can maximise the potential of your outbuildings – the garage for example. Many people can access their garage from the garden or the side of the house but are we really using them to their full potential? Hands up if your garage is a dumping ground. We can safely say that ours is! But what could we do with the space if we made it more hospitable? Imagine if you cleared it out, insulated it and made it a place that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

What Can You do with the Conservatory?

The same can be said for the conservatory. Even if we can only meet in our gardens, a gazebo placed at the door of the conservatory with a patio heater is just one solution. If you want to make the conservatory an extension of the home and give yourself more room, a flat roof makes a fantastic thermally insulated alternative to a roof that really doesn’t provide any insulation, temperature regulation or protection from the noise of the rain. With a little bit of luck, by the time the summer arrives, we may be able to welcome people back inside our homes too!

A Summer House with a Flat Roof

A summer house with an EPDM flat roof solution is another option. If you have the space, why settle for a standard summer house that you can only use when the weather is mild? With a proper roof on it, you can make it a place to enjoy rain or shine. A home office, a gymnasium, a man cave or somewhere to relax and enjoy some quiet time are all possible solutions.

Start Thinking of Your Options Now

Over the next couple of weeks, with a bank holiday weekend on the horizon, no doubt many of you will start to move outside more. The morning coffee on the patio, the chats with neighbours over the fence, welcoming a guest into the garden… The garden will start to become the place to be. As you start to prepare your garden for the impending warmer weather, give some thought to how you can make the most of the space you have available.

If you are considering a thermally insulated flat roof solution for your garage, conservatory, extension or summer house, please do get in touch to discuss your options on 01934 824005 or contact us via email.