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Our gardens often bear the brunt of wet weather, leaving them in need of TLC when the warmer months roll around and we begin to venture outdoors again. Whether your outside area is big or small, our garden makeover ideas can be easily adapted to suit any space and budget. 

By focusing on a few key areas, our garden renovation ideas and tips are here to help you totally transform your outdoor space. 

A complete garden renovation in 5 steps

The perfect place to enjoy nature, potter around or entertain guests, gardens are truly versatile spaces. Discover our garden renovation ideas to help you make the most out of your outdoor area and leave you with a space to be proud of. 

Step 1. A fencing refresh

Start your garden renovation by painting or replacing your old fence panels for an instant refresh. Sprucing up the boundaries of your garden is a great way to give your outdoor space an update without having to splash out on landscapers or expensive equipment. 

A slatted panel will add a modern touch to any outdoor space, while a Forest Prague fence panel works well for a cottage garden feel. 

Top tip: If it’s your first time putting up a new fence, read our useful guide and DIY safety tips before you get started. Or, check out how to paint a fence here 

Step 2. Decking for seating and socialising

Come the Summer months, and an outdoor decking area becomes the social hub of any home. Whether you’re replacing old decking that’s seen better days or creating a new area for seating, dining and entertaining, new decking is a stylish and practical way to give your garden a new lease of life. 

Composite decking is a hardwearing and low maintenance option, while classic wooden decking boards age beautifully for a more traditional look.  

Top tip: Our decking buying guide will help you to find the best solution for your space. Or, find out how to paint and maintain your decking here 

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Step 3. A summer house retreat

If you’re wanting to replace an old shed that’s been housing clutter or are looking for innovative ways to maximise your space, a Summer house makes for a peaceful outside haven that doubles as a storage solution and attractive focal point. 

Whatever the weather, cosy up with a book or enjoy the Summer warmth with a cold drink in hand. From a modern log cabin with French windows to a magnificent Summerhouse,  there’s a style and size to suit any garden. 

With professional installation included with the purchase of many styles, make your Summer house your own with a lick of paint – or discover our Country Living range that comes painted and installed for you!  

Step 4. A lush green lawn

Revamping your lawn is crucial to creating the appearance of a full garden makeover on a budget. Opt for a total re-turf, or try a weed, seed and feed approach if your grass is still somewhat healthy. Alternatively, an artificial lawn is a brilliant low-maintenance option that looks great all year round. 

Top tip: Before revamping your lawn, take a look at our guides on how to keep grass green and how to repair patches in your lawn. 

Step 5. Furniture and finishing touches

Once the main garden renovation is complete, all that remains is to add a few finishing touches and update any old furniture.  

A corner pergola for your new decking will add a Mediterranean feel and provide shade in the Summer months. Hang decorative lights or train climbing plants like Clematis and Wisteria, to enhance the senses with their delicate fragrance.  

To get the most out of your beautiful new seating area, add a garden sofa or dining set so that you’re ready for long, lazy Summer days and big family barbecues. 

Top tip: Our garden furniture and accessories buying guide will help you to find the perfect fit. 

So, now you’re ready to get to work and transform your outdoor space with our garden makeover ideas! For more inspiration for the finishing touches to your garden renovation, take a look at our Outdoor Living Brochure. Don’t forget to share your finished results with us on Instagram @Homebase_UK. 


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