5 Inspiring Outdoor Living Projects

When it comes to our gardens, most of us have to settle for somewhere to enjoy the odd sunny day and nurture a few plants. But sometimes it’s good to think big, so here are some amazing and inspiring outdoor living projects to get the creative juices flowing!

1. An extraordinary treehouse

BlueForest.com

Image: BlueForest.com

This treehouse, in a garden in Greece, has so many amazing features. Not only can you exit via a slide or a fireman’s pole, it has a beautiful curved staircase and a rope bridge. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this project, though, is the cosy and luxurious exterior. This amazing building was created by BlueForest, a British company that specialises in luxury tree houses.

 

 

2. Shed of the Year

Image: Chris Hield

This fantastic hobbit hole shed was named Shed of the Year 2019, beating many others to claim the title. Creator Chris Hield is a massive Lord of the Rings fan so when he decided to build a shed it had to be a hobby hole! It was important for Chris that the shed fit in with the wildlife and nature they had cultivated in the rest of the garden so the grass roof was a big feature!

 

3. Fancy a dip?

Traditional swimming pool and hot tub

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There are some truly amazing outdoor swimming pools out there. Just a quick search on Houzz brings up infinity pools in fabulous Mediterranean settings. But we love this more understated natural pool in an English garden. Yes, we don’t always get the weather for outdoor swimming but just imagine cooling off in this lovely spot on a warm summer’s day. 

 

4. A Scandi lodge overlooking a rural vista

This gorgeous Scandinavian-style lodge is situated in a large garden, with a stunning view of rural Cornwall. A lodge like this could be used as an office, studio or a teenager’s den, as well as for parties and entertaining, or just relaxing. This lodge was designed by Barbecue Lodges and Gripsure was delighted to supply non-slip decking.

 

5. A garden office with a difference

Image: Alan Williams Photography http://alanwilliamsphotography.com/

 More of us are working from home so garden offices are growing in popularity. Just imagine how a space like this, designed by Platform 5 Architects, could spark some creativity. We love the use of natural timber and beautiful sweeping curved design. The use of glass will also allow in plenty of natural light and make the most of the garden view.

 

While most of us can only dream of having something like this in back yard, we hope these projects provide some inspiration for improving your own garden. These ideas also show that you don’t have to follow convention and you can be creative.

 

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