Make the most of your outdoor space all year round

October 1st, 2023

Our gardens are at their best during the summer, with colourful blossoms, soothing birdsong, and sun-drenched patios. It’s a time of year when we feel drawn to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory, but what happens after the summer ends and the winter months draw near? Must our outside areas hibernate until the warmth of spring returns? If you are thinking of selling your property, what can you do to make the most of your garden, given that a recent survey found that a well-kept garden can increase a property’s selling price in <<AREA>> by as much as 5%?


The temptation to stay inside can be strong as the days become shorter. However, your garden needn’t plunge into darkness with the setting sun. After dusk, outdoor lighting can transform your outdoor areas into an enchanting retreat. Illuminating your garden with string lights or attractive light fixtures can create a cosy ambiance that makes it tempting to linger outside.

Winter House

Many of us treasure our summer houses and use them as peaceful retreats for hobbies, reading, and entertaining. Why confine their use to just sunny days? Your summer house can become a cosy winter haven with the addition of a few cosy blankets. Imagine sipping hot chocolate while snuggled up in soft blankets, admiring the winter wonderland that is your garden.

Chase Away the Chill

A strategically placed chiminea or fire pit can provide warmth, making chilly nights enjoyable, whether you’re having company over or just relaxing beneath the stars. In order to create a cosy space to enjoy the season, embrace the spirit of winter wonderlands, put on your cosiest coat, and bring your blankets outside.

Culinary Delights

Cooking outside is not just for the summer. A great addition to your outdoor area, that can be used in any season, is an outdoor pizza oven. No matter the weather, a well-placed gazebo can protect your barbeque from the elements, so even an unexpected shower won’t stop you from barbecuing. Buying a gas barbeque with a dependable hood creates options, even on windy days.

Unlock Your Garden’s Potential

Your garden doesn’t have to become a dormant space when summer bids farewell. Embrace the beauty of each season and enjoy the outdoors throughout the year.

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Sheffield or Rotherham and would like advice on how to make the most of your outdoor space during the colder months give me a call on 07920 097 175 or send an email to I’m here to help you throughout the entire home selling process, no matter the season.