A DIY pro has revealed how he turned his drab garden into a Love Island-style haven, complete with a fire pit and hot tub – but not all are convinced, with some labelling the space ‘tacky’.
Supermarket staffer Paul Brookes took to TikTok to share a glimpse at the modern outdoor space he and his partner Lee created on a budget of £25k.
Paul took to TikTok to share how he and his partner Lee transformed their new build into a Love Island-style villa[/caption]
Known online as @pauls.and.lees.home, the couple regularly shares interior design tips and garden makeover ideas with their 40,000 followers.
In a new reel featuring a glimpse around his garden, the content creator is seen replying to a comment that reads, ‘tacky’.
Paul replied: ”Is it though?”
During the 20-second video, the DIY pro reveals the various sections of his totally transformed garden.
Near the back doors of his four-bedroom new build is a pergola, offering shade over their six-seater hot tub.
In the opposite corner of their large garden is a grey-stained decking area, which hosts a large L-shaped sofa, fire putt and light-up parasol.
To the right is a faux-grass turf, with Love Island-style pink and blue bean bags placed in one corner and solar spotlights running along the edge.
There are also various types of seating places on the pair’s grey stone patio, including on-trend rattan chairs and a bar table with matching stools.
And while the landscaping work took a large chunk of the pair’s budget, Paul revealed that decorating the space was done on the cheap, using bargain finds from B&M, The Range, eBay, Amazon and even Poundland.
Currently, shoppers can grab similar rattan chairs to those spotted in the video from Dunelm, with their Rattan Bistro Chairs now just £20 each.
And outdoor rugs are available to buy online and instore at B&M, with one almost identical to the couple’s setting shoppers back just £14.
In another video, Paul shared his biggest tip for people wanting to transform their garden into a modern ‘outdoor living room’.
He said: “CREATE ZONES!
“Make the most of all the space in your garden! Here are the ‘zones’ we’ve created…
“Dining Area. Bean bag chill area. Hot tub. Bistro set area. Sofa first pit area.
“Creating zones means [there] is always somewhere to grab shade and you truly make all of your outdoor space.”
Fans loved the pair’s modern outdoor space, with the video gaining more than 105 likes and 2,600 views.
In the comments, other TikTokkers shared their reactions, with one writing: “The best garden ever.”
Another said: “Nowt tacky bout that garden ….fact….”
“If that’s Tacky I’ll take it,” added a third.
Someone else put: “It’s lovely. I’d love a garden like that. Good on you.”
Paul also shared a glimpse of the garden at night, light up with various LED and solar lights[/caption]