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7 Surprising Sheds That Rewrite the Garden Design Book

Cast off the constraints of a 6 x 4ft shed and express your creativity with one of these inventive ideas Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Not all sheds are created equal and these examples demonstrate just what can happen when you break free of the restrictions of a standard ...

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Discover Garden Seating Area Ideas for Spring

Check out these ideas for a spot outdoors where you can rest a while and watch the garden waking up Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More It’s tempting to get out in the garden in February and March, but, let’s face it, the cold weather can really put you off. What’s ...

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How Slate Can Create a Stunning Effect in Your Garden

Non-slippy, durable and effortlessly modern, this versatile stone brings instant appeal to outside spaces Houzz Contributor and homes and property journalist with a passion for interiors…. More Slate looks good for a lifetime, whether it’s honed, brushed or riven. Use it to bring a sense of style to outdoor dining areas, zone a space, or mark a transition from inside ...

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Discover These Fire Pit Table Ideas for Your Garden

It’s the garden kit that lets you come out of hibernation early and extends long summer evenings. Here’s why it’s hot Houzz UK Contributor. I’m a freelance writer and sub-editor with more than 15 years’… More There are lots of different types of fire features for the garden, ranging from small, bowl-sized pits and tall, elegant columns to full-of-character chimineas ...

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Do I Have Room for a Pergola in My Small Garden?

Take a look at these small garden ideas to see how to work a pergola into your outside space Houzz UK and Ireland Editor. I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the… More Got big dreams but a small garden? If a pergola is top of your wish list, there could still be a way to fit one ...

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Why a Garden Sail is Summer’s Most Useful Quick Fix

If it’s privacy, shade or colour you’re after for your garden, look no further than a stylish sail Houzz Contributor. Editor in Chief of RealHomes.com. I am an editor, journalist,… More Whatever your garden’s size and orientation, it can always be improved upon with a garden sail. Perfect for making a colourful focal feature of a dining or seating area, ...

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10 Ways Paint Can Transform a Small Garden

Change the look of your outdoor space for the warmer months with these colourful ideas It’s not just plants that add welcome colour to a garden – check out these schemes for inspiration on how paint can add character to a compact space. Experiment with furnitureIn a really small space like this courtyard, just one piece of colourful furniture can ...

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Ideas for Patterned Exterior Floor Tiles

Make your garden feel like another room in your house using outdoor patterned tiles to add decorative interest and style Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More Patterned tiles tend to be a decorative detail we might consider for an interior space – a feature floor, a tabletop or a dramatic shower or ...

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9 Traditional Design Ideas For Your Garden

Modern garden design not your style? Here’s how to weave in some classic character Houzz UK deputy editor. I’m an interiors journalist and editor, previously for the… More We see a lot of incredible contemporary garden designs on Houzz, and they get a lot of love. But if you live in an old house, or you’re fond of antiques indoors ...

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Should I Paint My Garden Fence Black?

If you’re wondering which colour to paint your boundary, here are 7 reasons to go over to the dark side Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More Black surfaces, trims and accessories are finding their way into every room of our homes at the moment, but would you consider this dark hue ...

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9 Charming Ideas for Cottage-style Gardens

Choose this classic free-flowing English garden style and create a fairytale retreat Houzz Contributor. I’m a London-based journalist with years of experience writing… More Cottage gardens never go out of fashion. Their romantic look can be achieved by planting a mixture of wildflowers and traditional varieties, such as roses or honeysuckle, as well as the addition of rustic materials, such ...

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7 Big Ideas to Inspire Your Barbecue Area

Looking forward to alfresco summer dining? Dream big with these creative ideas for building a barbecue zone Houzz UK Editorial Staff. I’m a freelance journalist with more than 13 years’ experience… More If you’re planning to design a barbecue area for your outside space this summer, there are a number of creative things you can do. Take a look at ...

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