Home Renovation: Do Not Let COVID Travel Restrictions Get You Down

September 16, 2020

Has COVID-19 put a spanner in the works for your 2020 travel plans? For those of you who are used to traveling regularly, it must be a bit of a shock to the system to find yourself suddenly stuck at home. Even as travel restrictions lift, there are new countries being added to the ‘quarantine lists’ all the time, making it very difficult to plan your next adventure. 

Of course, we must bear in mind that limiting travel at this time will help control the spread of the virus, which is beneficial for us all, but it will not help to quench your thirst for the great outdoors! 

In today’s blog, we take a look at the different things you can do to make the most of your garden space. You might find that turning your attention to your own slice of paradise is enough to keep you sane in the coming months. 

Add A Low Maintenance Deck

If your current garden is a little lack-lustre, you should consider creating levels and sections using composite decking. Something as simple as a covered seating area can make your garden more appealing and will help you get outside, whatever the weather. 

The addition of some tropical plants, fairy lights and an outdoor heater will make you feel like you’re sat on a deck in a delightfully warm and cosy country (even if you are really sat somewhere like dreary England). The best part is, you can enjoy your evening and then retire to your own bed for a good night’s sleep!

One of the main benefits of composite decking is that it requires practically no maintenance. This means you will have more time to enjoy your new seating area and you will not need to worry about sanding, painting or sealing. Even though you have extra time at home, there is no need to spend it doing chores unnecessarily.

Create A Classy Patio Area

Are you someone who likes to holiday in places with a touch of style and class? Perhaps your dream week away involves laying on a sun lounger next to a pool with a cocktail in your hand, but why can you not recreate this feeling at home?

Replacing your high-maintenance lawn with outdoor tiles is a great way to give your garden an elegant feel. Whether you have a small seating area or a large open space, adding porcelain paving will give you the wow-factor you feel when you arrive at a five-star holiday resort!

Wondering why you should choose porcelain paving over other natural stones? Well, porcelain paving is created in a way that makes it highly durable and stain resistant. So, where other types of stone might absorb that red wine stain instantly, you will have plenty of time to wipe it away if you choose porcelain. 

Install A Sunroom Or Veranda

Our final suggestion if you want to make your home your favorite holiday destination this year, is to add a garden veranda or glass sunroom. This is one of those investments that people who love to travel do not usually make (because they are rarely at home), but now that you will be at home for a while, you will really see the benefits.

If you are heading into the colder months, you will find that having a structure like this helps to create a micro-climate, trapping the sun and keeping the rain and wind at bay. Similarly, in the warm, summer months, a sunroom or veranda can help to provide shade from the sun, meaning you can enjoy your garden, all year round.

So, while you may not be jetting off to your dream destination anytime soon, there is no need to sit inside going stir crazy. These ideas will help you make the most of your garden space, and who knows, you might love your new garden so much that a stay-cation will become an annual tradition.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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