When warm weather arrives, most people prefer to be outside as much as possible, making an outdoor space more than just a garden. Today, gardens are multi-purpose areas that reflect personal interests and personalities, and are often used for the same everyday activities that that place indoors. A garden can serve as a much-needed retreat that – when well-designed and decorated – can increase a home’s liveable space.
Over the next 26 days, we’ll focus on the back yard by letter, with an A to Z guide full of smart and stylish outdoor decor ideas, along with useful and unique garden elements. Did we miss something? Tweet your photos and ideas @MovatoHome! Use this backyard bible to transform your outdoor area into a relaxing personal sanctuary that can be enjoyed all year ’round.
K – Kitchenette: Having an outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to entertain and bring the family together. Not only does it facilitate entertaining (no more trips in and out of the house), it can also increase the value of your home. An outdoor kitchen can be as grand or as simple as you’d like, space- and budget-permitting. From a fully equipped, built-in kitchen with all the added extras, to a small free-standing grilling station with bench-top and sink, what could be more summery than being able to cook outdoors?
Miss our last post from this A to Z guide? This guide is full of garden goodies, great ideas and practical solutions to help you create a summer-ready outdoor retreat. Just in case: A — Al fresco dining; B — Bunting; C — Cinema; D — Daybed; E — Eco Garden Room; F — Fire Pits; G — Glow-in-the-Dark Elements; H — Herb Garden; I — Irrigation System; J — Jumbo Joss Sticks