| Date: 19.01.2021

Lazy days lounging in the sun, children splashing in the paddling pool, evening BBQs with friends or sitting around the fire pit under the stars – garden areas are versatile spaces with lots of potentials. Here are some great examples of garden makeovers from our creative customers, featuring garden living rooms, perfect patios and even a Greek taverna!

 

Tips for Perfect Garden Makeovers

Have a look through our customer case studies for inspiration, or browse through Pinterest or Instagram.

Think of how you will use your space. Do you need an area for children or pets to play in? A space to grow fruit, vegetables,  herbs or flowers?

Do you have time for the upkeep required for grass and foliage?

Think of where you get the sun in your garden. That can often be a starting point to work out where any garden furniture can go.

When choosing tiles, anti slip properties are a good choice, for reassurance underfoot.

Bringing the Indoors Outside

There’s nothing better than a comfy corner to relax in on a hot summer’s day, like Samantha Brady’s stunning outside living area in her gorgeous garden in Cheshire. The wood effect anti-slip tiles not only look great, but they are a practical alternative to decking, and will put up strong resistance against the great British weather. Samantha has carried through the grey theme from her house and added gorgeous accessories that can be easily changed to freshen the look, such as wooden planters and flower walls.

Samantha and her family moved into their new build home in February 2019, and the garden makeover was one of their first projects. She decided to create an outside living room and scoured Pinterest for ideas.

As Samantha had wooden decking in a previous home and hadn’t enjoyed the maintenance of painting and replacing it, leading her to chose Maryland anti-slip wood effect tiles in grey. She framed the area with wooden sleepers, and painted the fence with Cuprinol Silver Copse to make it feel more like a room. A rattan sofa set and a BBQ makes it the perfect space to entertain guests. “I love how our garden ‘living room’ turned out, it’s such a relaxing place to sit. My little boy uses it as a stage! Everyone comments on how lovely the tiles are.”

Get the look: Maryland Grey Wood Effect Tiles   

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Garden Makeovers - Provence

Glorious Greek Taverna

During her holiday in Skiathos, Greece, customer Susan dreamed of recreating the holiday vibe back home in Derbyshire. The garden in her new build house was a blank canvas with just a lawn, giving plenty of scope for a transformation. When she got back home, she and her husband sketched their concepts separately, and as the ideas matched, the taverna was born. Yamas!

Susan’s husband Neil is a builder, so he set to work on building and rendering. They wanted the floor tiles to reflect the Mediterranean feel, so a rustic-style tile with a matching decor section was the perfect solution. Not only did they look the part, but they were also hardwearing, practical and weatherproof.

Susan says: “We are thrilled with the result and now have a real taste of Greece on a sunny day in Derbyshire!”

Garden Makeovers - Provence

Fantastic Garden Makeover

Here’s a great example of a garden metamorphosis from shabby to chic – just look at that ‘before’ photo! Mr and Mrs S. from Uxbridge certainly had their work cut out with their garden makeover. Mrs S says: “The garden was terrible! The original paving slabs were uneven and dark, with weeds growing through the grouting”. They opted for outdoor porcelain tiles which matched the tiles in their kitchen, to make the garden an extension of the house for a seamless effect.

Painting the fence a smart grey colour really complements the tiles, and the large wooden awning goes perfectly with the brickwork and also gives some privacy from the house behind. Plants in raised beds add extra interest, and the table football is perfect for al fresco summer tournaments.

Get the look: Architonic Grey Anti-Slip Tiles    

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Glamorous Garden Room

We are yet to find an area of the home where marble effect tiles don’t look good! Customer Richard from Heddington wanted to upgrade his four-bedroom bed detached property in the Wiltshire countryside and wanted to start by replacing the wooden conservatory with a new garden room. This is a great option, as it gives you a summer house feel whilst still being part of the house – ideal for sheltering from the sun (or rain).

Richard designed the room with the help of Leekes to be bright and spacious. He chose white marble-effect tiles to keep with the light and open theme and to complement the space.

“We loved the end result,” he said. “We achieved the look we wanted and the effect is stunning. We’ve transformed our outdated conservatory into a sleek and functional new space, which is now a more useable living area.”

Get the look: Calacatta Floor Tiles       

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Moroccan Inspired Patio

It’s great when a customer calls for inspiration, we are only too happy to help! Naier wanted to create a stunning Moorish-style patio, and we had just the tiles in mind for his garden makeover. Using a mixture of decorative and plain Moorish-style tiles resulted in a look that wasn’t just authentic, it was also completely unique.

Using decorative tiles is a wonderful way to add some interest to your patio space, especially when you can be so creative with the look. Add in some rattan furniture to relax on, a parasol for shade and a row of plants and the effect here is stunning. Not only are Moroccan-style tiles ideal for recreating that holiday feeling, but they are also hard-wearing, easy to clean and have plenty of grip underfoot.

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Beautiful Bungalow Balcony

It’s not just garden spaces that you can overhaul – balconies have so much scope for a garden makeover. Danny has carried out an excellent revamp of his south-facing balcony at his bungalow in Cornwall. We love the combination of a minimalist feel by using exposed breeze blocks, wooden fencing and chic grey tiles.

Of course, it goes without saying that a cute pooch is a perfect accessory too!

Danny said: “We wanted a clean look that was easy to maintain which is what we got! I’m really pleased with the end result.”

Get the look: Magma Anthracite Tiles   

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If you’re considering a a garden makeover to overhaul your outdoor space, we have a great range of garden and patio tiles to choose from.

And if you need any advice or suggestions, email info@directtilewarehouse.com or message us on social media, we’d love to help!