Hi my wife and I are buying a house and this gloomy looking set up is in the garden. First thoughts were to destroy it. Does anyone have any recommendations to make it look decent?
Peter can you use the tree at the top to upload pics , i cant get your upload to work, cheers matey
Has that worked? Haha you can tell I'm new
Sure has newboy
Hmmm it's not that bad Peter and you could do something with it but it depends on style of garden you like and how much and what you use your garden for?
Any chance of pics from different angles?
Lick of paint and some plants in pots? That's quite a construction Peter!
Hi Peter - my first thought would be that it looks like it's in the shade of that tree as it's very mossy, and that's not a great place for decking.
If you want to keep the little summerhouse, perhaps you could think of taking the rest away and simply changing it to a more suitable surface and some planting. Is there a reason why it's raised up on a platform? Conditions underneath it for instance.
A few more pix would be very helpful as BM says, but perhaps you're not in the house yet! Any extra info you can offer will help though
Check what is under the decking if you can - it might have been built to hide something worse! If there is bare ground under there, my personal choice would be to take the summerhouse apart and remove the decking, later using that to make raised beds. I'd then replace the roof on the summerhouse with twinwall polycarbonate sheet and turn it into a very serviceable greenhouse. But I do love DIY projects like that!
More-or-less 'snap', fg!
Thanks for the replies. I can't take any more pics right now because we aren't in the house yet. I will take more pics and check what's underneath on our next visit.
What is a summerhouse like that even good for? It's tiny!
Would I need to sand down everything if I were to paint it?
Hi Peter, I think your assessment of this as an ugly structure is correct. It would take more than a lick of paint to make me want to look at that every day