Outdoor living design with decking

Outdoor living design with Decking

Outdoor living is essential to your families’ wellbeing, and relaxing in your garden is a perfect way to wind down. The winter months are almost behind us and Spring is about to burst into our gardens. You’ve neglected your gardens, it’s been cold outside and the weather a far cry from anything to welcome you outdoors. There’s no better way to enjoy the weather taking a more positive turn than revitalising your own garden.

The benefits of outdoor living can lead to a healthier and more satisfying lifestyle. Here are some creative ideas on how to get the most from your outdoor space.

Why outdoor living?

Enjoying a walk in the park or relaxing in your garden, time outside of your home is vital for your wellbeing. Being outside can prove to be important for both physical and mental health, whether that’s through getting your hands dirty by gardening or enjoying quality time with friends and family.

Research by the HTA reveals that people use their own gardens for a range of reasons:

  • 70% as a place to relax
  • 62% to grow plants, trees or flowers
  • 49% to feed, watch or encourage the presence of wildlife
  • 42% to entertain family or friends
  • 35% to grow their own food
  • 31% as a space for pets
  • 23% for a space for children to play
  • 15% to get exercise

Why is your garden special?

Most homeowners have an outside space and there is consideration about what is a beautiful garden. Once you are settled in to your home, maybe a prompt to steer you into the garden is needed. It’s an important space and one that can be overlooked when the benefits may seem an unknown.

Gardening is on the increase, it’s a popular hobby which has a number of benefits.

Exercise   Gardening keeps you extremely active; activities such as pulling weeds and mowing the lawn promote cardiovascular health and fitness.

Mood        The RHS found a significant association between improvements in mental wellbeing and frequent gardening.

Develop relationships    Gardening can involve the whole family; making it a great opportunity to spend time in the fresh air with your loved ones.

Self-esteem         Once completed, observing the success of your work can give a real sense of achievement, as well as providing an important environment for wildlife to thrive.

Why decking?

If you are an avid gardener, having a modern and comfortable space to enjoy your hard work can make a big difference. Decking provides a low-maintenance, outdoor space with endless possibilities for inspiration and design, leaving you to freely choose the outdoor living area of your dreams. Installing decking in your garden won’t dampen your hopes of having a blooming garden. Decking can be installed around your planting beds, or bring the planting into the decking design.

Having new decking installed is perfect for

  • Entertaining family and friends in a social environment
  • Creating additional living space
  • Cooking a fantastic meal on a barbecue
  • Increasing the value of your home
  • Enjoying some time by yourself

Incorporating gardening work into your decking is both easy and eye-catching for yourself and any visitors to your garden. A decking platform provides the perfect opportunity to admire your garden and encourage outdoor living. Designed in the right way it can create a quiet oasis surrounded by planting.

Why Trex?

Trex composite decking boards are ideal for homeowners who are looking to enjoy their time outside. They do not require a significant amount of maintenance once your Trex deck project is finished.

Thanks to its superior design, a Trex composite deck is more durable and long-lasting than other decking options. This decking requires no sanding, staining or repainting once installed making it easy to keep it pristine. Soap and water or a thorough clean with a power washer is all you need to keep your decking looking brand new for years.

Compared to traditional timber decking, Trex is the lower maintenance option. It won’t splinter, rot or twist and you’ll never need to paint or stain the boards. This doesn’t mean that timber decking can’t be of value as well. Traditional timber decking may require more maintenance compared to a Trex deck as you will have to paint/stain the boards annually.

Why wait?

As we start to look towards the arrival of some much-needed warmer weather, now is the perfect time to get ahead and start planning your new outdoor living space. If you’re looking to install new decking, please visit the Arbordeck website.

And don’t forget to order your Trex composite decking sample so you can physically experience the quality of a Trex product and make the right choice and turn your outdoor ideas into a reality.

Project  credits go to Composite Decking Lifestyles based in Cambridge

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