If your property has a little spare land and you don’t know what to do with it, it is very likely that it will just be left to grow, and before you know it it’ll be a wilderness! Many people square off one piece for a lawn and garden, but if they have any extra it tends to be ignored. At best, it is tended to and kept trim, but at worst it can be the sort of thing that makes your heart sink every time you look at it from your kitchen window! Don’t take it for granted – many people would kill for a little bit of extra land. There are so many things you can do with it if you turn your mind to it – our suggestions follow below but there are plenty more – what do you think?
A Swimming Pool
Turning an overgrown meadow into a glistening swimming pool is pretty satisfying, we can tell you! It’s really easy to do – just level off the land and either get an excavator to dig a hole out for you, or install an over-ground pool if you’d prefer. You’ll need to call the experts in to get the pool installed, but once it’s ready you will get so much joy from it, you’ll wonder why it took you so long! Diving into your very own pool after a hard day at work has to be one of life’s biggest pleasures – and inviting friends to a pool party will make you Mr or Mrs Popular! Pools provide so much happiness for you and your kids, so this is a great way to make the most of a spare plot of land.
A Tennis Court
Are you into your racket games? If so, you totally need a tennis court! It’s so easy to get installed – just level off the land, lay suitable flooring, put up a net, add some markings and you’re done! Invest in some top quality tennis rackets and invite friends round to play foursomes. You could even end up hosting a championship! A tennis court provides endless entertainment, and when you’re not using it for tennis it could double as a basketball pitch, a badminton court or even a roller skating rink! Install a tennis court on your spare land – it’s game, set and match!
A Vegetable Plot
If you’re green-fingered, how about turning that messy old plot into a well-organised personal vegetable factory?! Growing your own veg is not just a very satisfying pastime; it will also save you heaps of money on your grocery bills. Just divide the plot up into sections and decide what is going to be planted where!
If none of these ideas float your boat then – there’s an idea – put in a boating lake! Somewhere that your kids can paddle a canoe around is a great idea, and it will attract loads of local wildlife too. Or, how about using the plot for an extension, a granny annex or a new garage? Stop looking at your wilderness and worrying – with a bit of creative thinking you could be getting the very best from it!
Dale Froth is an architect by profession and works for Sunbreaker Pools. He relishes the job of designing swimming pools and has an envious list of clients whom he has worked for. An avid blogger, he likes to spend his free time writing articles on the topic of home improvement.