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Who loves relaxing in a hot tub to rewind after a long day? I know I do! Check out this collaborative post on making a hot tub work in a smaller garden for some inspiration!
There’s something incredibly glamorous about a hot tub. Even now they are cheaper and more readily available than ever before, and many of us know someone with a hot tub in their garden, they remain the ultimate luxurious pleasure. A hot tub is a wonderful place to relax and unwind with a glass of wine at the end of a long day, a brilliant place to entertain or to finish off an outdoor summer dinner party, or a great place for the kids to let off some steam on a sweltering summers day.
If you’ve got a smaller garden, you’ve probably never really thought about getting a hot tub for yourself. You might have seen friends and family trying them out and thought about it vaguely without ever giving it any serious consideration. But, a small garden doesn’t need to hold you back. You can add plants and flowers, you can fill it with kids toys or grow vegetables, and you can absolutely make a hot tub work in your space. Here’s how.
Do Your Research
Not all hot tubs are the same. They’re not the same size and depth, they don’t have the same features and power, and they don’t take up the same amount of space. No, you might not have space for an enormous tub, but you might have plenty for a more compact version. Take a look at some Side By Side Reviews for comparisons and to help you to find one that will fit and offer you everything you need. Just don’t forget to measure your garden too.
Some companies offer hot tub rentals. So, once you’ve worked out where you want to put it consider renting one for a weekend as a trial if you’re not sure that it will work.
Add a Deck
Decking is the perfect setting for a hot tub. It gives it a safe structure and helps you to avoid slipping hazards. It also gives you a way to separate the hot tub area from the rest of your garden. The most obvious place for your deck is right next to your house but think about the sun. If the bottom of the garden gets the most direct sun, add a deck there.
Create a Plan
A floor plan is always a great way to work out how well a new piece will fit into your existing area. Create a scale plan of your garden on a large piece of paper. Add to scale models (they can just be paper cutouts) of any furniture or flower beds. You can also add one of your potential new hot tub. Place around with the space and move existing features around to find the perfect position.
Make it a Feature
If your hot tub is going to take up a significant amount of space in your garden, make it a feature. Grow flowers around the sides, tile the edges or add a pretty covering to the area. Potted plants, raised beds and hanging baskets with delicate flowers can be great ways to highlight the area.
Check Zoning Laws
If you plan to add decking and a hot tub to your garden, it’s essential that you first check the local zoning laws to make sure there are no restrictions.
Making a Hot Tub Work in a Smaller Garden
So, are you ready to get plans going on installing a hot tub in your small garden? Do you already have a hot tub? Let me know your thoughts below!