Patio & Garden Design

Over the last decade, at Lazy Susan we’ve seen first hand how British homeowners have started to embrace the concept of ‘outdoor living’ and the patio has become synonymous with the creation of stylish outdoor spaces that flow with the home. We know about good patio and garden design and we use this platform to share our experience and offer a little advice. From the latest trends to the fundamentals of good design, we are strong advocates of the outdoor room.

Guide to the latest garden and patio innovations

Trends come and go, but when a gardening trend is a particularly good idea, then sometimes it catches on and changes the way we actually garden or enjoy our gardens. This seems to be the case with the new emphasis we’re seeing on patio technology, new patio innovations, designs and the interest in the concept…

The latest landscaping trends

The economic downturn is having a dramatic effect on the way we look at landscaping. Expensive water gardens and exotic plants are becoming a thing of the past. Less wasteful, more sustainable landscaping trends are coming to the fore… The popularity of permanent installations is on the rise. They help to add value to your…

Garden decor will transform your outdoor space

Not too long ago, you could easily tell who’d been relaxing in their garden in the UK by the red marks left on their thighs by nasty white plastic garden chairs that were dragged out at the first hint of sunshine. However, cheap and nasty garden furniture is a thing of the past and advances…

Big ideas for your small outdoor space

Got a small outdoor space but not sure how to make the best of it? Well fear not, you can turn your outdoor space into your own personal mini oasis with these great ideas from Lazy Susan. You don’t need acres of land to create a great garden. Whether you want to use your little…

Planning your new patio

Patios are one of the best and easiest ways to extend your living space. If done effectively they can blur the boundaries between house and garden, thus allowing you to make the most of both by creating what the UK media seemed to have dubbed an ‘outdoor room’.  In the cooler climate of the UK they…

How to bring indoor style outdoors

Relaxing outdoors with family and friends on a warm summer night, listening to the crackling of the nearby outdoor firepit and dinner sizzling on the BBQ… Sorry, but you just can’t beat it.  It is also the reason why so many Britons are turning sections of their gardens into luxurious outdoor living spaces. As the…

The latest trends from the Milan Furniture Fair 2011

Why not spruce up your home and garden by taking a few cues from the annual Milan Furniture Fair which took place last month. This year the mood in Milan was a festive one as the fair celebrated its 50th birthday. We had a fantastic couple of days there and at Lazy Susan we thought we…

Add a little style to your outdoor area for summer 2011

Do you want to know how to make your outdoor area look picture perfect this summer, including advice on the best garden furniture for any space? Well never fear, Lazy Susan is here to help you add a little style and character to a basic lawned or paved patio area.  The most important thing to remember…