If you’re wondering how to spend more time with your family, you’re not alone. With more people busier than ever and focused on work, it’s become harder to spend time outside and with the people we love. Fortunately, figuring out how to spend time outside with loved ones can be a lot of fun! Let us help you an give you a few ideas below to bring that to life.

WANT TO FIND OUT MORE, see below for some inspiration and advice.

HAVE MORE OUTDOOR MEALS UNDER YOUR AWNING OR PERGOLA

Everyone needs to eat! One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors with family time is to eat together and dine outside. If you have a patio or a dining space this works perfect for this, why not turn your outdoor heaters on the stay warm and cosy.

CREATE AN OUTSIDE BAR FOR THE ULTIMATE GARDEN PARTY

Become the envy of all your friends and turn your garden into the go-to al-fresco party destination by building an outside bar under your awning or pergola. Whether it’s a standalone bar or part of a larger dining experience, positioning it under your awning/pergola will protect the equipment (and you as bar tender) from the elements and means you can continue to safely serve up a storm whatever the weather. Why not add some  lights and a sound system for the ultimate garden party? 

Looking for contemporary and bespoke outdoor lounging, head over to our outdoor furniture range page for more.

ENCLOSE YOUR PATIO OR OUTDOOR SPACE

If you’re wondering how to spend more time outside in the winter or just want to make the outdoors more appealing for your friends and family, the right enclosure space makes a big difference. We have lots of options where we can add sides which can be fabric screens, to glass doors, why not add heaters and lights to make it even more cosier.

Choosing the right solar shade, or other products will make your outdoor space comfortable, protect you from the sun, help with the colder months and make spending time outdoors together more fun.

ADD ACCESORIES TO KEEP THE FUN GOING

The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down or a dark cloud threatens to spoil your enjoyment with a shower. At Broadview, you can upgrade your awning or pergola by installing a variety of fabulous accesories that will enable you to continue using your awning/pergola long into the night or when the sky clouds over. Integrated LED lights and heating are ideal for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere while screens will protect you even further from the elements. 

If the main reason you want an outdoor structure is to protect you from the sun, weighing an awning versus a pergola is a clear victory for me. Pergolas won’t block the sun, but then you also have an option to have full closure, you will be able to have a cosy outdoor living space which can be adapted to all weathers. Head over to our inspiration gallery to view lots of ideas for your space. 

Wondering where to get started? If you’d like to transform your outdoor space, contact us and we will help and give you more information about the options that might be right for your home.  Go check out our gallery for inspiration.