Thoughts and musings
Naim | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
There is no doubt that a shed can provide significant storage space, making it an ideal place to store all gardening odds and ends. However, sheds can have their disadvantages, too – they consume outdoor space, your things may be more difficult to locate in a shed and, well, sometimes a shed just doesn’t fit the outdoor garden design that you’re going for.
Fortunately, there are alternative storage solutions that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. These are smart storage hacks that garden designers in Kent will love.
No matter the size of your outdoor space, storage boxes are the perfect storage solution. They are functional, versatile and easy to use. You can put anything and everything inside these, from gardening tools to pool toys. You can even decorate them to blend with the aesthetic of your garden.
Storage benches are a great two-in-one storage solution. It is ideal for smaller gardens without much space. When closed, they provide comfortable garden seating for your family and guests – but when you pull up the seat, you get a storage space that you can use to square away accessories like outdoor pillows or blankets.
The same goes for storage tables, which offer two kinds of storage; you can put things both on it and in it. These multipurpose pieces of furniture are invaluable for small gardens.
Think twice before you throw out old furniture. A good paint job, for example, can give an old chest of drawers new life! Now you can use it in your garden as a place to store your patio paraphernalia or gardening essentials. Old ladders can be used as shelving to display potted plants. Old tin cans hung on the wall can be used as containers to store paint brushes and other small tools.
There are truly no limits to what you can create when you upcycle. Upcycling provides an innovative, cost-effective option for garden storage.
Think vertically and make use of your walls! Even the smallest wall areas will do. Putting up outdoor shelving or installing hooks can not only free up valuable ground space but also provide spots to place or hang garden tools and more. You don’t even have to use traditional shelves – inexpensive garden crates can easily be attached to the walls as shelving. You can place a wide array of items in them, like potted plants or herbs.
As you make use of these four smart storage ideas, you can also expect the outdoor storage market to bring more innovative product designs in the near future. According to a market study, there is a surge of trendy designs coming from outdoor storage product manufacturers, made to adapt to changing consumer needs. You can be sure that Oakleigh Manor will be on top of those innovations with our functional, beautiful and top-of-the-line garden designs. We have been creating bespoke landscapes for our clients since 1996. Get in touch with us today for more information.