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It seems to be a very drawn out process right now but I’m hoping I will finally get my garden office before the end of the year. But with the extra lockdown putting a hold on things and delaying things further, we really don’t know at this point. I’m currently waiting for my windows and doors to be delivered – for some reason it’s taken four million years for them to be made. But something we CAN go ahead and do right now is the garden and the outdoor space of my office.
I say “we”, I mean the builders. My family and I would have absolutely no idea where to start when it comes to renovations so we just hire the professionals. And as well as my garden office, we’re also getting our patio re-paved and an additional area of patio attached to the office so I can have my own dedicated outdoor space too!
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Essentially I’ll have my own little patio, next to my office wall in which I can do whatever I want with it. And I’m really excited to start planning this space because it the Summer, it’s going to be such a lovely area to be able to take a break from work in and perhaps even eat lunch outside in the sun!
So, what first?
Well first of all, our old patio has to come up and the new concrete laid down. This is what the builders are working on now – until we get the windows and doors delivered. There’s been a lot of concrete work involved in my office so far, of course. Businesses such as Ridge Concrete have a range of different types for your commercial and domestic needs.
Our old patio is pretty naff now so it’s about time it had a bit of a make over! This image above was taken right at the start of my office build. The concrete filled the gaps at the bottom to make the base.
Once the patio is complete, I can start thinking about what I’m going to add to my area. The outside is going to have as much TLC as the inside, as it’s an extension of my space. And I find being outdoors really therapeutic and necessary for my mental health and well-being.
What might I consider adding to my outdoor space?
Garden trellis: As the patio is going to be next to a wall without a window, I have a large space to work with. So I’m considering getting some garden trellis for that wall to add climber plants to.
Climbers: And of course, if I have a trellis, I’ll also have to look into climber plants for it. It will soften the look of the wall and make the area feel much more inviting.
Egg chair: I am absolutely adamant about getting an outdoor egg chair. I’ve always loved the look of them and having one in the corner will make the area look really welcoming and chic. Plus I can decorate with cushions!
A table: If I’m planning on spending any time in this outdoor area of my office then I’ll probably need a table for my lunch or my laptop. I think the design will probably depend on the type of egg chair I get.
A water feature: Oh gosh, the sound of running water. Is it not just the most relaxing thing in the world? After I’ve fit the essentials into this space, if there’s enough room left, I would definitely considering adding a water feature.
More plants: Of course, if space allows, I’ll definitely be getting some more plant pots and plants to dot around. I don’t think you can ever have enough plants. However, I’m not a gardener by any means so I’ll probably need to learn some gardening skills!
I absolutely can’t wait to have this space finished and ready to work in. I love spending time outside and I think having that space in your own home where you can go outside is so beneficial. Especially given what this year has taught us, in that our favourite places might not always be open and when there’s a pandemic happening, home is the safest place!