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What is currently the most useful part of your home? The bathroom, where you take a long, hot shower each morning? The kitchen stove that allows you to prepare delicious home cooked meals? Well, how about scrapping that and making your garden the most useful part of your home.
Our pieces of outdoor land, whether they’re little nuggets or acres to put Winnie The Pooh to shame, can be so useful. From adding extra space for living or studying in, right through to allowing us to make our own food for ourselves, neglecting you garden is never wise. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at three ways that you can make your garden the most useful part of your home!
Use Number 1: Adding Living Space
Whether you’re cramped for space inside your home or have enough room to swing a cat, there is always value in adding living space. Build your own garden shed, and turn it into a chill-out den! A bookshelf, a kettle and a set of fairy lights will make the perfect reading nook. Or, make it a games room and surprise your S/O with it on his birthday! There are loads of other uses too. Do you love having guests, but do they always have to sleep on your sofa? Then build a summer house and fit it with a sofa bed! This way you can use the room both day and night; handy! Just don’t forget to hook it up with electricity so you can use it in every season, also.
Use Number 2: Growing Your Own Food
Cauliflowers fluffy, and cabbages green! If you’ve not yet planted a vegetable patch in your garden, what are you waiting for! Not only will this save you a fortune each year (some estimate more than £1,000 a year!), it will also give you major satisfaction. Take it one step further, and get some chickens to lay you your eggs. These Cocoon coops are so nice looking, they make a cool looking garden addition with or without the chickens! On the topic of decoration, plant different herb seedlings into soil inside wellington boots. Then nail these old wellington boots into you garden wall, fencing or trellis. Not only does this make a really cool garden feature, but it also means that you don’t have to go far for things like Thyme, Basil, and Oregano!
Use Number 3: Make You Some Money!
Do you live near a beach, or mountain, or river, or forest? Or, in fact, anything that people travel to visit and spend time in or on? Then you could use a currently empty patch of grass to make you some money! Hire it out for people to erect their own tent on, and allow them to sleep there. You could even go one further and provide the tent and sleeping bags yourself! Just bear in mind that you may need to give them a key to use your bathroom during their stay also!