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Ideas for sun worshippers this summer

Summer is here (hopefully to stay), making now the perfect time to create your sunshine paradise in your home. Check out these ideas for sunworshippers.

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Creating a sun worshipper’s paradise

Summer is here (hopefully to stay), which makes NOW the ideal time to create your little bit of sunshine paradise in your home.

Take a look at some garden inspiration below so that you can find the best ways to get the most out of the hot weather. We’ve included cool, trendy and sun protection ideas!

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Swimming pool

It goes without saying that a swimming pool is a great way of enjoying the sunshine throughout the summer.

You don’t need to fly out to Spain to enjoy a dip in the pool, you could have your very own. Take a look at our swimming pool cost guide to find out how.

If, however, you’re not looking for a big project like installing a swimming pool, then you could always nip to your local supermarket for a paddling pool!

swimming pool

Sun deck

A sun deck is a great way to build a comfy space to enjoy the sunshine.

Think about it as an extension of your indoor lounge area where you can chill out with a book or a magazine.

Find out how much you can get decking in your garden for.

Garden lounge area decking

Garden bar

You can take your BBQ area that next step further with a garden bar. Whatever your tipple of choice, there’s no beating a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.

Find out how much it could cost to build a home bar.

garden bar

Stay safe, and add shade with a pergola

You may love lazing around in the sun, but do be careful and ALWAYS wear sunscreen. But less about that and more about adding safety shade zones in your garden.

On top of slathering yourself in sunscreen, you could create a safe place for those who aren’t so keen on sitting in the sun. The elderly, babies, dogs, and simply those people who don’t want to sit in the sun.

A great way to create shade is by adding a pergola.

Add shade to your garden - Pergola

Another shade option – a shade sail

Admittedly, a pergola is a permanent shade fix, so if you’re looking for something that you can remove when summer leaves us (boo hoo!), a shade sail is a great idea.

Shade sail idea

BBQ area

Check out this BBQ area idea; decking, plants, water feature and a brick-built gas barbie. Perfect for alfresco dining.

Consider creating your very own BBQ area complete with dining space and a cooking area.

BBQ area idea - decking, plants, water feature and gas barbie

Gazebo area

A permanent gazebo is a great way of building a social area for friends and family to lounge about in on those long sunny days.

To take the stress out of your project, hire a landscape gardener to design a stunning feature that will tie into your overall garden theme. Find out more about the cost of a gazebo.

Modern gazebo ideas

DIY sun loungers

Pallets are great for creating different pieces of garden furniture, sun loungers included.

You can build yourself a sun lounger or get the help of a handyperson to make your sunbathing area as trendy and comfy as possible.

sunlounger pallet furniture

Sensory garden

For the ultimate chilled vibes, opt for a sensory garden.

Think plants, textures, sounds – anything that engages the senses. A stunning water feature can take you to a place of ultimate zen, or try planting a flower bed of meadow flowers for sweet floral smells.

The possibilities are endless. Take a look at our garden ideas for further inspiration.

Garden bed in sensory garden feature

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