Study reveals Brits feel more relaxed and happier after spending time outdoors

We recently conducted a study exploring the top reasons Brits spend time outdoors in the summer and discovered enjoying the feeling of sunshine and fresh air (66%) was the most popular response.

Our research also found that almost a quarter (23%) of homeowners admitted to spending a lot of time in their garden each day of the week and doing so has an incredible impact on their wellbeing.

In fact, when asked to share why they spend more time outdoors in the summer, almost half (47%) admitted it makes them feel more relaxed, whereas 42% confessed to feeling happier from being outside in the fresh air.

Our MD, Stuart Dantzic, said: “With longer and warmer days, it’s not surprising to see most homeowners, with a garden, maximise this space and spend as much time as possible outdoors in the summer.

“As a leading external shading supplier, we’ve seen a big increase in outdoor living trends over the last couple of years and this is all because homeowners are looking for the perfect way to transform their garden into a functional and aesthetically pleasing outside space.”

Most common garden activities

Further investigation uncovered the activities homeowners do most often when spending time outdoors and found relaxing with a good book (43%) or sunbathing in the sun (35%) were the second and third most popular, after general garden maintenance and upkeep (46%).

Al fresco dining was another common activity, with 29% enjoying barbecues with friends and family and 28% highlighting they eat outside most evenings during the summer.

“While it’s fantastic to see that homeowners like to relax, entertain and eat outdoors when it’s warmer, British weather can be unpredictable,” adds Stuart.

“This means the activities everyone enjoys are sometimes cut short because of an unexpected downpour or high winds. To guarantee homeowners can maximise their summer days and nights, no matter the weather, we’d recommend exploring high quality external shading solutions.

“A louvered roof pergola for instance is an incredibly versatile outdoor solution that not only offers the perfect balance between sun, shade and shelter but also offers protection for any external seating or dining area.”

High quality external shading solutions

When manufactured to the highest standard, a modern pergola system featuring an innovative louvered roof design can effortlessly control outdoor conditions, as Stuart explains.

“We manufacture a range of premium pergolas that allow homeowners to adjust the pergola roof, so it perfectly suits their needs at the touch of a button.”

“Plus, homeowners can install lighting, heating and windproof side screens to maintain a comfortable temperature come rain or shine.”

Caribbean Blinds have almost 40 years’ experience manufacturing external shading solutions and supplying quality pergolas to homes across the country. From the Classic Lite Pod to the Prestige Pod, we have a fantastic selection of louvered pergolas to choose from to suit all budgets. Each one can be completely customised to suit a range of needs and gardens of all shapes and sizes. Get in touch today to find out more.

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