Our gardens and outside spaces deserve as much attention as our interiors – they can provide the first impression of our homes to visitors, a sanctuary to escape to in warm weather and an additional living and entertaining space. While not all of us are blessed with large gardens and bags of outside space, there are plenty of ways of improving what you do have and making it work for you. Perhaps you only have a roof terrace or balcony? You can still get green-fingered with plant pots and raised flower beds, and you can create an outdoor haven with decking, seating, outdoor lighting and various accessories to entice everyone outside. If you do have a bit of space to play with outside, then aside from a lawn in your garden, you could add some extra elements to help you enjoy the space even more. Adding a patio will give you the perfect area for dining, lounging or even a bit of outdoor cooking, and if you choose to go for a veranda you’ll have a bit of shelter from the hot sun or the rain while still enjoying being outdoors. If space and budget aren’t too much of a problem then a swimming pool or hot tub could be next on your list. Take a look at the various garden photos, as well as veranda, terrace and balcony, patio, lawn and swimming pool ideas that are available on Houzz to help you decide what you’d like in your garden or slice of outdoor oasis.
Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden and outdoor space renovation or are building a designer garden and outdoor space from scratch, Houzz has 1,876,543 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Lynda Raftery Interior Design and Oliver Grahame Photography. Look through garden and outdoor space photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden and outdoor space design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden and outdoor space ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.