A Lancashire-based mum has transformed her back garden into a Love Island-esque space after her vacation was suspended.
Lytham’s Nikki Hesford renovated her yard on a shoestring after lockdown restrictions left her worried about going out and needed space to soak up the sun.
The makeover included paint and fittings for under £100, a hot tub and a pergola.
She and her family completed the renovation by hand, where they can now enjoy romantic evenings and use the refurbished pizza oven.
She said: “We have redone the garden by treating and painting the terrace and the wall, building the pergola and buying a new hot tub.
“I also sprayed my gray rattan furniture which used to be brown. I refurbished my pizza oven to be brand new.”
With Nikki worried about gyms closing and being unable to exercise during the winter, she included a bar and hot tub, in true Love Island style.
Nikki said: “My motivation was to want an outdoor space to entertain myself as I don’t feel like ‘going out’ with the restrictions and my holidays have all been canceled this year.
“I also wanted a year-round space for my gym in case the gyms were closed again this winter!”
“The total cost of paint etc. was under £100, hot tub was £400 and pergola £450.”
Sam Richards of Gazeboshop said: ‘When renovating your garden, be mindful of old items and furniture that you can recycle to cut costs.
“If your garden has an old shed or furniture that has seen better days, try giving it a coat of paint to give your garden an instant pop of color.
“When potting your plants and planning your design, look for all the materials you can use to give the garden a real edge.”
He added: “For that villa-like look, adding lighting to your space can help create a comfortable atmosphere and extend the time you can spend outside as it gets darker.
“If you’re planning to welcome friends and family to your garden this summer, solar lights or string lights are an inexpensive way to light up the trees and can be easily removed if you want to redesign your garden later. ”
What do you think of the metamorphosis?