Many of you will have seen the latest episode of the popular ITV series 'Love Your Garden', but did you spot the three items that Robert Hall from GardenSite donated to help transform a Salford garden from wasteland to English cottage garden?
Love Your Garden last night featured another Rowlinson product, this time David Hall saw Alan Titchmarsh replace a tired old garden shed with an attractive and multi-functional Connor Summerhouse which offers opportunities for both storage and leisure.
The summerhouse proved to be an essential element in the garden created by the Love Your Garden team in their latest programme, adding both style and practicality in one package.
This particular episode focussed on a Children's Nurse whose job and charity work had over the years taken priority over the garden. Due to the garden's proximity to the sea, a nautical theme prevailed with extensive decking and a stylish alternative was required for the dilapidated garden shed.
Replacing it with a Connor Summerhouse solved two problems at the same time as this contemporary building can be used for both storage and leisure. Garden tools and equipment may be safely deposited behind closed doors in one area, while the other open section is perfect for relaxation.
While highly practical, the summerhouse is also very smart with tongue and groove cladding and a louvre side panel. The lockable doors feature a large port hole window that lets through plenty of light, so this area has many other uses such as a hobby room.
A spa was created in the open area, it's certainly a very pleasant place to spend a few hours relaxing. You could also introduce a dining table and chairs, loungers to enjoy the dappled sunlight or a selection of outdoor furniture.
The Connor Summerhouse can be supplied painted as in the programme or with a natural timber finish, it's part of a large and growing selection of summerhouses, many different styles but all offering you the chance to make the most of any outdoor space.
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