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Embracing the Outdoors: The Trendy Shift in Home Living

Welcome to the era of outdoor living, where homes are no longer confined to four walls but extend into lush…

Welcome to the era of outdoor living, where homes are no longer confined to four walls but extend into lush gardens and cozy patios. The global pandemic has reshaped our perspectives, and as we navigate the new normal, one trend stands out – the growing love affair with our outdoor spaces. Did you know that approximately 87% of British homes boast a garden, encompassing around 23 million residential outdoor havens across the UK? This staggering statistic highlights a powerful shift in how we perceive and utilize our living spaces. Join us as we explore the driving forces behind the surge in outdoor living and discover why it’s become more than just a trend—it’s a lifestyle revolution.

Let’s dive into the fascinating world of the rising trend in outdoor living. The last couple of years have taught us a lot, especially about the importance of our homes and gardens, thanks to that global pandemic that shook things up.

Factors Driving the Outdoor Living Trend

“Holiday at Home” Vibes

The UK has been buzzing with a unique “holiday at home” culture. Lockdowns forced us to rethink how we use our spaces, leading many to invest more in their outdoor havens than ever before. Who needs a tropical vacation when your garden becomes your personal paradise?

Extra Living Space and Wellness Focus

People are craving more living space and a healthier lifestyle. With the housing market doing the cha-cha, we’re looking at our homes as more than just four walls – they’re our sanctuaries for well-being.

Importance of Green Spaces

Backyard Bliss Stats

Did you know that a whopping 87% of British homes have gardens? That’s around 23 million outdoor spaces across the UK! Gardens are no longer just patches of grass; they’re our retreats.

Survey Says: Outdoor Space Matters

According to a survey by “The Home Experts,” 61% of folks who moved homes recently considered outdoor space a crucial factor. And get this – 78% are dropping some cash on their gardens every year. Green thumbs, unite!

Increased Property Value

Landscaping Pays Off

Remember that Post Office study from 2020? A well-landscaped garden can boost your property value by up to 77%. Suddenly, pruning those bushes seems like a smart investment, right?

Curb Appeal Hacks

If a full-on garden makeover isn’t in the budget, fear not! There are plenty of quick, easy, and affordable ways to spruce up your exterior. First impressions matter, folks!

Home Improvements and Stylish Garden Designs

Rise of the “Home Influencer”

Cue the influencers! Instagram is flooded with folks sharing jaw-dropping garden designs. The result? A surge in home improvements and a quest for the most stylish backyard on the block.

Creating Extra Living Areas

Decking, hot tubs, outdoor kitchens – homeowners are getting creative. It’s not just about gardens anymore; it’s about extending our living rooms into the great outdoors. Bonus: Increased property value!

Commercial Sector Embracing Outdoor Spaces

Beyond Social Distancing

Even businesses are catching on. Thanks to past social distancing rules, commercial spots are rethinking how they use their outdoor areas. The quest for year-round flexible solutions is on!

Adapting to Changing Weather Patterns

British Summers and Winters

The UK isn’t known for its tropical climate, but recent summers have been exceptional. And let’s not forget the chilly winters. Enter premium solutions like all-weather pergolas – adapting to every weather mood swing.

Prioritizing Outdoor Living in Home Design

Architect’s Insights

Architects and designers are hopping on the outdoor bandwagon. The New Home Trends Institute revealed that a whopping 58% see a strong connection to nature influencing future designs. Your home, your sanctuary.

Conclusion

In conclusion, our journey through the thriving realm of outdoor living has unveiled a dynamic shift in the way we interact with our homes. From the “holiday at home” culture fueled by multiple lockdowns to the increased emphasis on well-being and extra living spaces, it’s clear that our gardens have evolved into extensions of our lifestyles. With an astounding 87% of British homes featuring these outdoor retreats, the significance of this shift cannot be overstated.

We’ve explored how well-maintained outdoor spaces contribute significantly to property value, adding up to 77% according to a Post Office study. The rise in home improvements and the influence of “home influencers” on platforms like Instagram have turned gardens into stylish showcases. Homeowners are not just tending to their gardens; they’re creating additional living areas, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.

The commercial sector, adapting to changing norms, prioritizes outdoor areas for year-round use. Premium solutions like all-weather pergolas have emerged to accommodate the unpredictable British weather, making outdoor spaces adaptable and inviting. Architects and designers are also embracing this outdoor living trend, recognizing the importance of a connection to nature in shaping future home designs.

As we wrap up this exploration, one thing is clear – the great outdoors is not just a fleeting trend; it’s a lifestyle choice that continues to redefine our homes. With the potential for increased property value, a surge in stylish garden designs, and a cultural shift towards embracing the outdoors, now is the perfect time to transform your living space into a haven that extends beyond the traditional walls. Embrace the outdoor living revolution – your sanctuary awaits!

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    So happy with the work that David and Scott did. First and foremost, they are really lovely and trustworthy people, very flexible, offering suggestions and tweaks as you move through the process. The key of course is the end product, and David sourced the best materials so we’ve ended up with a really quality outdoor kitchen that fits the space perfectly. Genuinely, couldn’t be happier and would recommend without hesitation. Thanks
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    David and his team were excellent and helping me install a bbq onto a work surface.I was so impressed with their work that they have completely 3 other jobs for me (brickwork, glass alignment and guttering) and I have asked them to quote on another job. The team are hard working and would highly recommend them.
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    David and the team were exceptional. We were thrilled with our new outdoor kitchen. They certainly gave us the WOW factor. Very professional, hard working and always left the job spotlessly clean. We can strongly recommend All about Outdoor Living.
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    We couldn't be happier with our installation by All About Outdoor Living. We had a very particular vision for a really awkward space that was executed perfectly. From the initial design consultation to the final finishing touches, the entire process was seamless and stress-free.Bill who led the groundworks was great to work with. With lots of challenges due to root systems, mature trees/shrubs, drainage issues and uneven ground, Bill and his team worked meticulously to lay porcelain patios, paths and turf, providing solutions for everything.David, Dale and Dean bought the whole space to life with a stunning, bespoke wooden pergola that is a structural statement in itself. And they fabricated an angled kitchen on site with water and power supply, to boldly frame and define a space where nothing is level or convenient. They were a joy to have around, and gave all the attention to detail you could want.The quality of workmanship is outstanding, and the materials used are not only durable but also visually stunning. Our family and friends are truly impressed with the results and we would recommend them in an instant. Cooking and entertaining outdoors has never been this enjoyable. Thank you, All About Outdoor Living, for creating our dream outdoor kitchen space.
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    If you need anything from design to help with getting your bbq fixed, this is the place to go. I can't recommend them highly enough. David is not only incredibly knowledgeable about everything Bbq's but also really helpful and professional. Don't go anywhere else!!!
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    10:01 19 May 23
    An excellent experience from start to finish. David is very experienced in terms of site position, planning, seeing potential problems and finding good cost effective solutions. Dale and Dean were a pleasure to have working on site. As a family, we love our outdoor kitchen and cannot recommend it enough. The blinds and pivoting roof makes it a useable space for all seasons. I wouldn’thesitate to recommend David and his team to anyone.
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    10:28 18 May 23
    David provided a great service - suggesting a top product which we're enjoying using.
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    11:16 25 Jan 23
    Great company, no pushy sales pitch. Just completed my new outdoor kitchen and pergola so I'm all set for when the sun comes out. Can't wait!!
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    19:25 04 Jan 23
    I think sometimes, projects like this can be so overwhelming. Although, with David’s advice and wealth of knowledge, he was able to advise and help to design our outdoor kitchen which catered for all our needs and requests and all within our budget too. Thank you!
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    15:40 22 Nov 22
    All about outdoor living came to see me and produced some amazing ideas, after getting the quotation and drawings I was pleasantly surprised it was in my budget. The workmen who carried out the job were clean and hard working, I can highly recommend this company for doing what they say they will do. Thank you David for overseeing the project and making the whole process comfortable for me.
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    I set out to update my garden after almost 2 years of lockdown , it was time to turn our attentions to making our garden a great outdoor entertainment space and give it an overhaul and David and his team did a great job.
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    10:39 26 Mar 24
    So happy with the work that David and Scott did. First and foremost, they are really lovely and trustworthy people, very flexible, offering suggestions and tweaks as you move through the process. The key of course is the end product, and David sourced the best materials so we’ve ended up with a really quality outdoor kitchen that fits the space perfectly. Genuinely, couldn’t be happier and would recommend without hesitation. Thanks
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    David and his team were excellent and helping me install a bbq onto a work surface.I was so impressed with their work that they have completely 3 other jobs for me (brickwork, glass alignment and guttering) and I have asked them to quote on another job. The team are hard working and would highly recommend them.
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    David and the team were exceptional. We were thrilled with our new outdoor kitchen. They certainly gave us the WOW factor. Very professional, hard working and always left the job spotlessly clean. We can strongly recommend All about Outdoor Living.
    Misbah SyalMisbah Syal
    16:02 15 Oct 23
    We couldn't be happier with our installation by All About Outdoor Living. We had a very particular vision for a really awkward space that was executed perfectly. From the initial design consultation to the final finishing touches, the entire process was seamless and stress-free.Bill who led the groundworks was great to work with. With lots of challenges due to root systems, mature trees/shrubs, drainage issues and uneven ground, Bill and his team worked meticulously to lay porcelain patios, paths and turf, providing solutions for everything.David, Dale and Dean bought the whole space to life with a stunning, bespoke wooden pergola that is a structural statement in itself. And they fabricated an angled kitchen on site with water and power supply, to boldly frame and define a space where nothing is level or convenient. They were a joy to have around, and gave all the attention to detail you could want.The quality of workmanship is outstanding, and the materials used are not only durable but also visually stunning. Our family and friends are truly impressed with the results and we would recommend them in an instant. Cooking and entertaining outdoors has never been this enjoyable. Thank you, All About Outdoor Living, for creating our dream outdoor kitchen space.
    Alex BlomfieldAlex Blomfield
    13:52 13 Sep 23
    If you need anything from design to help with getting your bbq fixed, this is the place to go. I can't recommend them highly enough. David is not only incredibly knowledgeable about everything Bbq's but also really helpful and professional. Don't go anywhere else!!!
    JJ RJJ R
    10:01 19 May 23
    An excellent experience from start to finish. David is very experienced in terms of site position, planning, seeing potential problems and finding good cost effective solutions. Dale and Dean were a pleasure to have working on site. As a family, we love our outdoor kitchen and cannot recommend it enough. The blinds and pivoting roof makes it a useable space for all seasons. I wouldn’thesitate to recommend David and his team to anyone.
    Lyndon HedderlyLyndon Hedderly
    10:28 18 May 23
    David provided a great service - suggesting a top product which we're enjoying using.
    Matt GouldMatt Gould
    11:16 25 Jan 23
    Great company, no pushy sales pitch. Just completed my new outdoor kitchen and pergola so I'm all set for when the sun comes out. Can't wait!!
    Scott FranklinScott Franklin
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    19:25 04 Jan 23
    I think sometimes, projects like this can be so overwhelming. Although, with David’s advice and wealth of knowledge, he was able to advise and help to design our outdoor kitchen which catered for all our needs and requests and all within our budget too. Thank you!
    Jude CleaverJude Cleaver
    15:40 22 Nov 22
    All about outdoor living came to see me and produced some amazing ideas, after getting the quotation and drawings I was pleasantly surprised it was in my budget. The workmen who carried out the job were clean and hard working, I can highly recommend this company for doing what they say they will do. Thank you David for overseeing the project and making the whole process comfortable for me.
    Gillian ForsterGillian Forster
    20:12 23 Aug 22
    I set out to update my garden after almost 2 years of lockdown , it was time to turn our attentions to making our garden a great outdoor entertainment space and give it an overhaul and David and his team did a great job.
    Harvey SHarvey S
    15:49 22 Aug 22
    Amazing team! From start to finish the service, quality and support was fantastic. Products are of a high standard and the collaboration on the design was brilliant. Highly recommend David and his team.
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