With the economy appearing to be stabilising, homeowners are once again investing in their properties. While a kitchen and bathroom remodel are one of the first and most popular improvements people tend to make, there is a movement to make your garden area part of the living space for the family. Weather and space permitting, outdoor spaces are great additions to any home. Here are a few things to think about if you are considering making your garden a more liveable extension of your home.First things first: Consider how much space you have to work with and what your budget is. If you entertain quite a bit, you may want to invest slightly more to make the most of your outdoor space.

Be sure to use waterproof materials: The UK is renowned for its soggy weather, but depending on where you are located, you will experience considerably more precipitation and should prepare for it. One of the best materials for outdoor countertops is granite. Highly durable and easy to care for, it is an ideal choice for an outdoor living area. Large, durable patio umbrellas made of easy to clean, high density knit polyethylene. They are mold and mildew resistant and can block up to 90% of sun’s harmful UV rays, and keeps your guests fry too.

Built in barbecue grill: BBQ’s are (and will likely always be) the most popular outdoor cooking surface, but increasingly we find homeowners deciding to include an integrated grill in their outdoor spaces. These grills areas can include food preparation areas, refrigeration units and storage areas for cooking equipment.
Fireplaces: Even if you don’t have a large budget for a total make-over for your garden, a fireplace or fire pit can bring warmth on a cool night. Fire pits are affordable and can bring ambiance to your backyard.

For ideas on how granite can transform your outdoor space, contact Grantech. Come pay us a visit and walk around our showroom, and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse.