View Full Version : My lovely new covered play area!

13-07-2013, 03:38 PM
My lovely husband has spent every evening this week making me this fab wooden covered area for the bottom of my garden,this means a)I get some of my garden back and b)the mindees have a cool,shady area to play and we can have more outdoor play in the winter.

It's a bit sad how excited I am and my mindees love it!

13-07-2013, 03:40 PM
That looks lovely. Is that garden carpet. Is it good.what happens when leaves fall on it.

13-07-2013, 03:53 PM
It is outdoor carpet from expressgrass.com and it's our second lot,our very uneven council laid concrete patio is covered in it too....it's fab stuff,comes in lots of colours and you can just brush it with a soft kitchen brush though I must confess that I was out there hoovering it at 10pm last night....and we wonder why the neighbours don't speak to us!:blush:

13-07-2013, 03:53 PM
That looks fab :thumbsup:

13-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Just asked Nige he says I can't have one :crying: :laughing:

it is brilliant! :clapping:

13-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Can you literally put the carpet straight down?

A friend told me to get artificial grass. She said it's easy - just dig out the grass, remove some soil, level it all, box in the area, fill it with sand etc etc...that is not my idea of easy!

13-07-2013, 04:08 PM
It looks great, not surprised you are excited about it!

blue bear
13-07-2013, 04:12 PM
It looks brilliant, DH made me one last bank holiday, we haven't really moved into it yet, what plans have you for yours?

13-07-2013, 04:18 PM
Wow , it looks fab!! you will wonder how you managed without it, my hubby has not long finished our undercover area, WE love it :clapping:x

hectors house
13-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Still waiting for my hubby to build mine - it is on his "to do" list! Yours looks great migimoo, think mine will be attached to the house. Can anyone else who has built something similar please post some pics please:thumbsup:

Bumble Beez
13-07-2013, 04:30 PM
Awesome...I would love something like this! Gonna talk nicely to the hubby now ;)
Lucky you x

Sarah x

Daisy De
13-07-2013, 04:33 PM
Lovely, looks very inviting. :clapping:

13-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Lovely! Dead jealous!

13-07-2013, 04:54 PM
Looks great, I'd love one but don't think I can convince my husband for one :-(

13-07-2013, 04:57 PM
As requested here is mine:-


13-07-2013, 05:04 PM
As requested here is mine:-


I am incredibly jealous! that's fantastic!

13-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Thank you , I will upload some more pics of my garden if anyone would like to share, I am trying to provide a more natural environment in my bottom garden :)

Bumble Beez
13-07-2013, 05:29 PM
Pillows...I am so jealous right now, this is awesome too...
And yes...upload more pics please :D

Sarah x

13-07-2013, 06:00 PM
...why do you all have handy husbands/partners:crying: Mine wouldn't know a saw from a hammer!!
Very green with envy at the pics and am currently staring out at my garden, which I was perfectly happy with yesterday, wondering how I can improve it :blush::blush:
Did the sheltered areas cost a lot or were you able to do them on a budget? Don't want to be spending a fortune as we privately rent and there's always a chance we could be given our 2 months notice and asked to leave xx

13-07-2013, 07:21 PM
They both look great.

Although my hubby is quite handy it takes him ages to get round to doing things so I'd probably be retired before he finished it! :laughing:

Miffy xx

13-07-2013, 08:03 PM
Cost about 150 plus 85 for the carpet, we rent too but from the council so don't have the worry of being given notice (unless we start getting asbo's) so ours is pretty permanent....as for the carpet, we just put a layer of sand down to even out the ground and popped the carpet straight on top, pretty sure u could do that with artificial grass too, give express grass.com a ring and ask, they're really helpful!

13-07-2013, 08:34 PM
wow they are so cool!

sarah sunflower
13-07-2013, 08:57 PM
Wow both fantastic very jealous!! Xx

13-07-2013, 09:14 PM
Very jealous!

13-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Very nice! How useful!!