Home is where the heart is and it should be a place of happiness and joy. If you’ve ever wanted to improve your living space and really enjoy life, you may want to look outside your home. That piece of outdoor land, whether postage stamp or football field, is there waiting to connect with you and your home. You can truly enhance life with a garden. Create your own slice of paradise, right in your own backyard.
Research has shown that gardening has numerous health benefits. People who spend time weeding, digging, planting and pruning are helping to build strength and stamina. Studies prove that being outdoors can relieve stress and promote a more positive outlook. And it allows people to be creative and productive. So there are plenty of reasons to utilize your garden from both inside and outside.
How to do you access and view your garden? If it’s through the back door and the odd window, then you’re definitely not taking full advantage of your wonderful resource. Patio doors allow better views and easier access, but you may not have room for conventionally opening doors. Multi-fold doors are an alternative, as they can open an entire wall to the outside and offer unrestricted views to enjoy during the warmer months, however room is still required to allow for the doors to open and fold up. If space is at an absolute premium, then you should consider a pocket door. With the installation of special tracking and supports inside the wall cavity, such as the range sold by Barrier Components, the doors will take up the least space possible. This means you can add them virtually anywhere you’d like access to the garden.
Blur the Lines
There are simple ways to minimise where your room stops and the garden begins, such as using the same flooring right through to the patio. Suitable tile choices would be limestone, slate or frost-proof porcelain. If you prefer hardwood floors, then create a deck outside, using the same type of wood. This ‘infinity’ look is very effective and aesthetically pleasing.
Another idea to improve the visual flow is to use color. Have items of the same hue just inside and outside the door. These could be plant pots, vases, painted furniture and even flowers. Like the flooring, the color will draw the eyes from the room to the garden.
Drink It In
People tend to be so busy with work and other responsibilities that you might not actually spend that much time just drinking the garden in. It’s worth taking a few minutes every day to survey your portrait of colours and shapes, and if you have a stressful day ahead, start it by looking at your garden while doing some breathing exercises. It’s easy to enhance life with a garden! My family gets so much enjoyment from growing together and just drinking in the beauty of our hard work!
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