Garden Renovation Plans and Ideas | House Renovation

Following on from my Bathroom Renovation post a couple of weeks ago. The other part of the house we’re currently planning is the Garden. The Garden Renovation has been something we’ve been meaning to start for a while, but it’s just seemed that everything else is much more important. Although the Garden is important to me personally, we needed to sort somewhere to eat, sleep and wash first. The Garden definitly wasn’t a high priority. But now the rest of the house is almost completed, apart from the Bathroom of course, it’s time to get planning the Garden. And I’m adamant I’m going to be out there on a gorgeous patio with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other by the time the Summer comes.

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As you can see, the garden is quite a mess. It’s been neglected since we moved in – using it as a dumping ground whilst we’ve been renovating the rest of the house. It’s not a big garden whatsoever but we have some really nice plans to make is something special. Somewhere we can enjoy spending time on a hot summers day. I can just imagine it now. We’ve cleared it up a little bit since moving in. Removing the old “decking” and just having a general tidy up. We’ve now got rid of the metal shed too.

At first we wanted to have decking but the more we’ve thought about it the more put off we’ve been. Our neighbours have said the drainage isn’t very good which would mean it would get quite waterlogged. With decking being prone to rotting and requiring quite a lot of upkeep we thought better of it. A patio would be a much better idea, requiring almost no upkeep whatsoever. I’ve been having a look for the patio slabs and I like this sort of style. And definitly a grey colour.

We’re not going to make any flower beds as such, instead we’re going to fill the patio with gorgeous plant pots. Although we have considered building a wall like this photo at a later date. I am wanting to make my own little vegetable garden though. I really like the idea of growing my own vegetables such as lettuce, peppers and cucumber. I’m going to get a little “pop-up” greenhouse and give it a go, I bought lots of seeds from Lidl on the weekend. I just need to wait for it to warm up a little.

As far as Garden Furniture goes, this is going to be the main feature of our patio. Somewhere we can sit and relax on a Sunday morning, or entertain guests for a weekend BBQ. I like the idea of the Rattan furniture sets, these would look perfect in the corner where the shed was. That area gets lots of light too. We’ve also thought about putting a nice bench underneath the window but we don’t want to clutter it up too much as it’s only a small space. We have all of the recycling boxes currently sitting right outside the main door too so we’re going to by a nice little bin storage so we can disguise this.

We like the idea of a Chiminea for those colder Summer nights. As well as a BBQ to sit in the corner. I really like the idea of having BBQs in the summer, even if it’s just the two of us. Oh I’m getting all excited for Summer writing this, we need to get cracking though if we want to have the Garden Renovation finished by the time the sun makes an appearance.

What do you think of our ideas for the Garden Renovation? I’d love to hear your ideas too.

Until next time,

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26 Comments

  1. 16th February 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I so need this, I am in the process of renovating my garden , but somewhat stuck on ideas. I think I will be looking to you for inspiration on this.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thank you! I’m glad it’s inspired you. I can’t wait to get started on ours.

      Ami xxx

  2. 16th February 2018 / 5:54 pm

    You have a perfect area for a beautiful patio garden. I love all your ideas especially the plants in garden containers.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:22 am

      Thank you, I hope all of our ideas start coming together soon.

      Ami xxx

  3. 16th February 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I love seeing the renovations. Good luck on your garden. Lots of ambition and patience – two things I seem to be short on lately.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:22 am

      Thank you! I’m sure you’ll find your ambition and patience soon, I often have times like that.

      Ami xxx

  4. 16th February 2018 / 10:00 pm

    I don’t have any outdoor space at my apartment, so I’m very jealous of your plans! Having your own BBQ for summer sounds like so much fun.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:23 am

      I’m sorry to hear that, we’ve not got much but it’s nice to have somewhere to enjoy the sun when it makes an appearance.

      Ami xxx

  5. 16th February 2018 / 11:28 pm

    I cannot wait until it is garden season. We still have a ton of snow on the ground at our house. I am looking forward to this!

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:23 am

      Ahh jealous of the snow! We’ve hardly had any in Bristol.

      Ami xxx

  6. 16th February 2018 / 11:52 pm

    It’s nice to work on your garden, especially since Spring is the perfect season to start planting and I’m pretty sure you’re also going to enjoy it more during that time. Love all the plans and I can’t wait to see how it all goes!

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:24 am

      I’m hoping I manage to actually grow some fruit and veggies this year! Thank you.

      Ami xxx

  7. 17th February 2018 / 1:07 pm

    lol plant a tree. it might take years to grow but the world really just needs em. and if everyone planted just one there’d be an amazing amount of them

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:26 am

      I think a tree would take up the entire garden and block any light we get unfortunately.

      Ami xxx

  8. 18th February 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I too am in the process of renovating. I will def have these tips in mind. Great post!

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:26 am

      Thank you. I hope these tips have helped.

      Ami xxx

  9. 18th February 2018 / 4:39 pm

    We have also neglected our garden for months now. Need to get it sorted in spring in time for the summer months.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:27 am

      Yep I’m hoping we manage to get started on it soon but it’s SO COLD.

      Ami xxx

  10. 18th February 2018 / 5:26 pm

    This is good.. am an architect and also into landscaping, anyone who wish to handle a large landscape work can contact me.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:27 am

      Thank you. That sounds like an interesting job.

      Ami xxx

  11. 18th February 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I think you are in good with the slab. I am not sure about the decking in the back either with the drainage. It would be upkeep and you wouldn’t want to have to deal with the rot.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:28 am

      We really liked the idea to begin with but the more we thought about it, the more reasons we found not to do it. I’m sure the patio will turn out just as nice.

      Ami xxx

  12. 18th February 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Some great ideas for the renovation of your garden. Though the space is small, but having benches or Rattan furniture set would be a great idea to have some good time in that space.

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to get the garden furniture in and have somewhere to sit and read outside.

      Ami xxx

  13. 19th February 2018 / 3:10 am

    I also like the idea of BBQs in summers, it is probably one of the best ways to spend a summer evening. These ideas are great for renovating the garden

    • Ami
      Author
      19th February 2018 / 9:29 am

      Definitely a lovely way to spend the evening. I can’t wait.

      Ami xxx