As we spend more and more time outside, it’s safe to say that we are all ready to let our living rooms be just our living rooms again. And for those of us lucky enough to have a garden, we will be spending as much time in it as possible.
VonHaus did some digging and surveyed the nation to find out what your dream garden looks like and how to get it. With 72% of us agreeing that our outdoor space has become more important to us over the past year and 65% of us plan on spending more time in the garden this year than normal, there is no better time than now to get your outdoor space sorted.
Whatever your idea of that is, whether you’re after a tranquil haven, an entertaining corner or expanding your living space out into the garden, VonHaus has everything you need to get summer hosting ready.
We all know the British weather can be unpredictable, so in case of a random downpour or an unexpected gust of wind, it’s better to be prepared than not – though here’s to hoping it will only be used to shade us from the sun. With 40% of us choosing a parasol as our go to garden cover, these practical as well as stylish, come rain or shine protectors are the best way to create your perfect alfresco space. With 85% of us agreeing that the garden should be an extension of the home, parasols allow you to do just that. It’s time to enjoy socialising with friends, chatting the night away and not giving the weather a thought. For the complete outdoor set, VonHaus has you covered (literally).
When thinking about the essentials you need for the perfect seamless alfresco space, having a Bistro Seating set came up as the winner, with 35% of us admitting that a Bistro Seating area was our most wished for garden item. The central seating area heavily influences how the rest of your outdoor space flows, it not only needs to be comfortable but practical too. After all, it’s not just furniture, it can change the way you feel about your garden and how long you spend out there. Of course, the size and shape of your garden will dictate what kind of furniture you go for, but to help meet your needs we’ve picked out our top seating sets for all garden sizes.
Feeling comfortable and warm outdoors is one of the main hurdles to get over when creating your dream space. With 47% of people agreeing they would spend more time outdoors if they had a fire pit—they not only allow you to enjoy the outdoors for longer, they can be used as a BBQ, a central social point or even a decorative accessory. There is no better way to spend an evening than sitting around the fire pit with your loved ones, whether you’re toasting marsh-mallows or a glass of wine – however you spend your time, a firepit is a must have garden accessory.
Not forgetting the ultimate garden buy, the barbecue. For us Brits there is nothing we love more than having a BBQ in the sunshine, eating and drinking the day away and living out our alfresco dreams. It is clear that the UK takes barbecuing very seriously, given that 58% of us expect a BBQ to last us 5+ years and consider it a long-term investment. Alfresco dining is more than just eating outdoors, it is a lifestyle, and 56% of us agree that it is important, meaning choosing the right BBQ comes at a much bigger price than most garden products. So, whether you’re looking for a grill, charcoal, or gas BBQ, VonHaus can help you make the right choice.