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DIY: 14 cool garden house ideas

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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In most cases when talking about gardens, people tend to focus on the spaces right next to the house, or the very middle of the garden. We’re no fools, which means we are fully aware of the lush potential a garden’s bottom (or edges) can flaunt. 

But where other people might consider putting in a compost heap or perhaps a withered old shed, we dream of something more stylish and eye-catching – perhaps even functional. After all, the edge/bottom is still part of your garden, so why would you not want to put it to good use? 

Have a look at our list of suggestions to immediately boost the beauty of the bottom of your garden, with or without the help of a professional.

1. How about adding in a granny flat to ensure your overnight guests have some space and privacy?

 Garden  by GartenXXL

Wolff Finnhaus Gartenhaus Flachdach Varianta 28 mit Terrasse


2. Of course a fully self-contained party annex could work equally well (if not better).

3. Show your plants some love and let them flourish in their very own greenhouse.

 Garden  by Greenhouse Stores
Greenhouse Stores

8x10 Cedar Growhouse Greenhouse

Greenhouse Stores

4. A special little secret retreat? How romantic!

5. Not everyone can have a pool, but adding in a cabana (even just a small one) can certainly up the fun factor.

 Garden  by Conely

Pérgola Chill Out


6. This seating space and modern firepit will heat up even the chilliest of winter evenings.

 Garden  by Rivelin

Bahama Gas Fire Table—Doncaster


7. Building your braai spot at the foot of the garden ensures no unpleasant smoke or smells waft into your house.

 Garden  by The Braai Man
The Braai Man

Pizza on the Braai

The Braai Man

8. These tree tents add both functionality and fun to an outdoor space.

 Garden  by Tentsile

The Tentsile Stingray


9. A custom bar – need we say anything more?

 Garden  by Garden Trading
Garden Trading

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler

Garden Trading

10. A charming new garden shed for all your high-class gardening equipment.

11. Popping in a swing set at the bottom of the garden allows the kiddies to have their play space, and you to have your beautiful garden area.

 Garden  by Climbing Frames UK
Climbing Frames UK

Belton Climbing Frame

Climbing Frames UK

12. Potted plants and sculpture displays are perfect for carrying through your garden’s overall theme.

 Garden  by homify

Garden Etagere


13. Practical elements (like hoses) that don’t really add anything aesthetic-wise to your garden can go at the bottom.

 Garden  by Ingarden Limited
Ingarden Limited

Stainless Steel Garden Tap Station with Hose Reel, Tap and Platform

Ingarden Limited

14. Let it run wild! Leave your garden’s edge to grow out a bit to attract a variety of natural visitors.

For more fresh inspiration, see these 14 amazing South African gardens and patios.

How will you be styling up the bottom of your garden?
modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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