Summers are heating up in the UK and gardens are once again becoming huge focus points for the home. They are the perfect space for relaxing and entertaining friends, and many people are now updating their gardens and turning them into their own private staycation spots using a variety of exotic plants, structures and furniture to create a holiday feel.

Staycation gardens are going to be a key trend this summer as people are looking at ways to enjoy their spaces to the full, for year-round use. But the British climate tends to put a stop to this!

A perfect way to make the garden useable all year round, no matter the weather, whilst also adding individual flare, is by adding a structure and giving a spaces multi-purpose feel. This can easily be achieved, without the hassle of builders, planning permission and extensions. Starlight Pools create outdoor structures which range from pool covers, garden rooms and enclosed patios. These modern and in-expensive structures are crafted with glass and metal, creating a great alternative to old fashioned conservatories and can transform outdoor patios into destination spots perfect for all year-round use by simply rolling back the sides.

One simple way a garden can be updated is by creating destination zones using paved areas, patios and decking and through adding garden furniture. These destination zones can be transformed into all year-round multi-purpose spaces by adding a patio enclosure which can create anything from an idyllic winter dining spot to the perfect place for late night stargazing or simply sitting out on a summer’s afternoon enjoying the breeze but with some shelter – the perfect balance!

A relaxing holiday isn’t complete without a pool but the presumed upheaval of having one installed will deter most people – not to mention how long the process could take. However, fibreglass pools remove all that stress and can be sunk into the garden in one unit without the hassle of traditional concrete pools. Starlight Pools also boasts a huge variety of fibreglass pools and can even supply ones made to measure which are easily fitted with little fuss.

Entertain your friends all year round and use your pool into the winter months by adding a pool cover, which are available in a variety of shapes ranging from a simple cover to a full pool room. These enclosures can be transformed to let in as much or a little of the elements as you like and have been crafted with UV protective glass and can add an extra layer of staycation luxury to your garden.

A staycation feel can be further added to your garden by building a pizza oven or a firepit for a touch of the wow factor. However, for those of us on a budget the easiest way to update the garden can be to add a touch of colour in the flower beds and by purchasing or repurposing old furniture using bright colours. A further way to add a touch of inexpensive luxury could be through adding outdoor lamps such as solar panelled fairy lights or by updating your pots and planters to give a medittearean feel whilst enjoying the comforts of your own home!

Visit Starlight Pools at Grand Designs Live on stand G260.