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Mum revamps pergola to transform her back garden into stunning outdoor space


Laura Crowe, 39, shared the photos online after designing the garden hideout during the pandemic. And as Irish Mirror states, the mum-of-two has been overwhelmed with the kind messages from strangers online.

Laura had the pergola for years but hadn’t the time or vision to make the most of it.

So, she and roofer husband Alan revamped it on a budget and in little time.

“My husband Alan built it, he is a roofer so it was grand, he was able to do it all, so it actually wasn’t that expensive as we only had to buy the materials,” the mother, of Dublin, Ireland, said.

“He actually came up with the idea, I love Pinterest and I got some of my ideas off that.

“We had built an extension onto our house so we were not left with much off a garden, so I wanted to do something really nice with it.

“We would nearly use it all year around because of the hot-tub. The kids love it, especially this summer gone as we were in lockdown, the weather was fab and we were out there every day. We love the evening times, it’s lovely just to chill with a glass of wine. It’s actually quite relaxing sitting under it even if it’s raining, it can be quite warm in the summer but evenings are fab.

“The timber was €300, fixing the roof was €200 with fixings, we built it four years ago and just did it bit by bit. It’s actually like another room in the house.

“We have artificial grass down, we got our hot-tub and chairs in B&Q, then my husband found the cable drum and I sanded it and painted it up, no expense and it looks great.”

“I got an old bike wheel, painted it up and put flowers on it, so it can be done on a limited budget. We added the fire and television then to finish it off; we love it.”


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