How to Maximise your Available Garden Space

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No matter how big or small your garden, in order to maximise the use of its space it is essential that careful consideration is taken to ensure it is well planned out in a an aesthetically pleasing and user friendly manner. As such, here are some ideas for various garden structures that will enable you to optimise the space turning it into a relaxing tranquil outdoor area for all the family to enjoy.


A wooden gazebo creates a really impacting design statement to any garden space. Perfect for a wide range of outdoor activities including alfresco dining, they will prove a worthwhile investment to any home no matter how large or small.

Constructed from pressure treated timber to ensure maximum durability, a wooden gazebo can be positioned in any level location around the garden. However, in order to maximise the garden to its full potential, ensure it is sited in a position that will not prevent other aspects of the garden being enjoyed (for example in the centre of a small lawn)


A wooden pergola looks amazing installed over any existing patio area and will form an intimate outdoor space in which to spend time unwinding with family and friends. The additional height of the structure will provide added appeal to the garden and is perfect for growing plants up and over to create a floral canopy that will provide shade from the hot summer sun.

Relative to their size, a wooden pergola takes up very little ground space as only the vertical supports to the ground leaving the rest of the area free for positioning patio furniture under.

Summerhouses and Log Cabins

Available in a vast array of sizes and styles to suit your garden size, a wooden summerhouse creates a whole new room at the fraction of the price of an extension. Where space is limited, many styles are even designed to fit into the corner of the garden to ensure maximum flexibility of the space, meaning this form of garden building offers excellent value for money.

Corner Arbours

Rather than opting for a simple wooden bench, the addition of a stunning corner arbour will ensure any dead space is used to its full potential and will provide a comfortable seating area that is perfect for enjoying the view of the garden or relaxing with a book.

Available in a wide range of sizes and designs, a corner arbour can be stained or painted to match the colour scheme of the garden.  In addition to this, the lattice sides of this form of garden structure enable climbing plants to grown up through it to form a soft floral canopy that can help soften the look of the arbour over time.

In conclusion, any of the above simple garden additions will ensure your garden is used to its full potential by offering a practical, affordable and useable space to homeowners regardless of their size of garden or available budget.

Article written on behalf of Gazebo Direct, a leading supplier of quality garden structures designed to maximise the space available within a garden. Check out this page to view the entire range of garden solutions available.