Embrace the great outdoors in style
Our gardens have become an extension of our homes.
More and more we spend time in our gardens entertaining friends and family members or just relaxing in the summer sun.
Al fresco meals are a must when the sun comes out.
Gone are the days of a simple deckchair, now modern furniture can be stunning and striking from retro chairs and stylish Rattan sofas for your garden and of course a hammock for the ultimate in relaxation, there’s no excuse not to create some fantastic living space outdoors.
Just as important as your garden decor is your lighting.
And nowadays there are all sorts of stunning lighting available to make your garden a truly magical place to entertain.
From fairy lights to solar lights and lanterns, the choice is endless to help create a beautiful ambience in your garden when the sun goes down.
Every garden needs a focal point, whether that’s a vast tree, an interesting rockery, or even the brick face of a building.
The way to really bring your garden together is to enhance that key feature using strategic lighting. With well-placed lighting, you can accentuate the parts of your garden that give it character whilst drawing it all together seamlessly.
One addition to your garden this year may be a hot tub.
These are becoming increasingly popular, so much so, hot tub parties are now a regular occurrence especially during the summer months.
It’s worth remembering to insure your valuables when you store a lot in your garden shed.
The average household keeps £1,787 of valuables in outbuildings, including DIY and gardening tools, furniture and musical instruments, while one in 10 contains more than £5,000 of property.
Yet half of all sheds are uninsured, often leaving items worth thousands of pounds with no protection against theft or damage, according to research from household insurance specialists Policy Expert.
For many people, a shed may also be a workshop, makeshift gym, children’s playroom, granny annexe, home cinema
or man cave. Examples of valuable items left there include £10,000 of fishing rods, £5,000 of diving equipment and £4,000 of vintage crocker.
So be safe this year and make sure you add the contents of your garden shed to your insurance policy.
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