Transforming Outside Space… By Coulon Stone

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The start of spring has got us dreaming of drinks on the patio and dinners in the garden. Make the most of summer by turning your outside space in to a staycation spot – a seductive space where you can escape and de-stress. Below are some tips on how to apply those all important holiday essentials of relaxation, entertainment and earthly elements to your garden.

Bare Foot Basics

Holidays provide a sense of freedom, including freedom for our feet. Walking around outside bare foot signals, ‘ahh, I’m on holiday’. Create this sense of freedom in your own garden by carefully considering what’s going on the ground. For a patio area, natural stone like limestone and sandstone are hardwearing and slip resistant, but also have an earthy texture and tone, transporting your feet to Mediterranean villas or sandy beaches. One of our most popular patio materials is a limestone called Aria. It offers all the durability and style of any other limestone, but without the price tag..

Cocktail O’Clock

Prioritise entertainment by creating your very own outdoor bar.  It can complement the style of your home or be a signature oasis that makes your staycation feel more like a private getaway. Invest in comfortable seating, warm string lighting, as well as a bar top. For a material that compliments the natural surroundings of your garden, choose a hardy, textured slate. Or if you need to think about space saving use a fold-out wall bar shelf. 

Fire & Water

A holiday’s not complete without fire or water. They draw people in and allow us to escape. A natural stone fire pit means you can use your garden for longer and encourages everyone to gather round and enjoy the outside. A water feature or pond encourages nature to the garden and creates a sense of calm. With a little imagination and the correct equipment, sandstone or granite off-cuts can be used to create water features or bird baths. 

If the longer days have your thoughts turning to your outside space, look no further than Coulon Stone for inspiration and expertise – we have your garden covered. If you have a question or need some help with your outside project, please get in-touch via our website or visit our workshop in Stokenchurch. 

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