Placing a summerhouse in the perfect spot is something that needs some thought – but get it right and a dull corner can instantly be turned into a stunning focal point.

Gardens can be multi-faceted – with creative planting and landscaping they can become floral works of art to be enjoyed, they can provide food for the table with careful tending of a veg plot, and they are the perfect place in which to enjoy outdoor living and entertain family and friends.

Creating more useable outside space has been on trend for the past few years, and a summerhouse is the perfect way to provide year-round entertainment and put an otherwise unused corner of the garden to good use.

Our Newhaven is designed to fit neatly into a corner site providing a spacious and airy summerhouse in which to enjoy views across the garden.

Optional seating and upholstery can provide a delightful spot in which to entertain day and night, while clever planting can help create the feeling of a secret hideaway.

Colour is also a great device with which to brighten up the garden and create a real talking point.  Last year, the two most popular colours chosen by customers were Duck Egg and Wood Ash; following the trends for a blue vibrancy or a cool grey vibe.

However, you can be as bold as you like, and a bright pink summerhouse has featured on our order list. Once again, by adding clever planting you can create an instant garden colour theme that can be carried through to seat covers, crockery, candles, tubs, bunting and plants.

The most popular summerhouse model sold in 2018 was the 2.4m Burghley – an octagonal summerhouse that features doors and windows that can be hooked open during a warm day or closed to provide the ideal garden hideaway when the temperature drops.

The Burghley is also becoming increasingly popular for outdoor entertaining as it provides a great space in which to sit down and enjoy a barbecue or dinner party.

A summerhouse can fulfil many different roles, but if your garden is lacking some oomph in the style stakes then it can be the perfect addition – especially in a dull corner. It is the perfect focal point for any garden, however small or large.