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We’re on the countdown to summer (it’s just seven weeks away, people!) so we’ve started eyeing up some cheap outdoor products from our favourite retailers to give our outdoor space a summer makeover.
Of course, the weather is always a surprise at this time of the year, but we Brits have never let a bit of bad weather stand in the way of our plans (or, frankly, we’d never leave our sofas).
So whether you want to power wash your grungy-looking cement tiles, get yourself a decent BBQ, remove the streaks from your windows, or finally get that hot tub you’ve wanted since the first lockdown, the upcoming Easter Weekend is an opportune time to get those tasks ticked off your to-do list.
Need more motivation to get prepping? We’ve picked out these incredible bargains from some of our favourite retailers.
Then when the warm weather really kicks in all you’ll need to do is grab your SPF, your sunnies, and a novel and make the most of the ‘Back Garden Del Sol’.
5 reduced outdoor buys to add to your basket ahead of the bank holiday
Realised just how streaky the windows are now that the sun is shining and have friends coming around at the weekend? Don’t fret.
This offers streak-free cleaning for tiles, windows worktops and mirrors. It has a rechargeable battery, exchangeable suction heads and comes with a spray bottle, microfibre cloth plus a 20ml sachet of window cleaning concentrate.
Customers rate it, saying things like “very impressed” and “great gadget”. Plus it has over 40% off until tomorrow, now under £50.
If you’re trying to make do with what you already own this summer, investing in a pressure washer could be a wise investment to spruce up your trusty garden furniture, patio and more.
With a motor pump for effortless cleaning this ready-to-use, lightweight (it’s a mere 3.8kg) and portable pressure washer has an integrated 3m high-pressure hose. It also has an adjustable detergent nozzle to reduce cleaning time by quickly applying soap to surfaces. Any wonder users are saying “wow, very impressive” and “Good buy, does an excellent job. Patio looks new again”.
With a heatwave set to hit in April, it has us all thinking about BBQ season. Looking to buy a new one? This kettle-style BBQ with a steel cooking grill allows you to individually adjust the cooking grate height.
Plus, the four charcoal dividers can be arranged individually or in a circular shape for direct or indirect grilling, and you can regulate the air circulation via the ventilation slider on the lid and in the fire bowl. And, yes, there’s an ash catcher, too.
With four and five-star reviews saying things like “a really lovely, sturdy set” and “perfect for my patio. Looks so much more expensive than it is”, this Aldi set, which features a glass-topped side table and two chairs with cushions, is a worthy investment and could be just what your outdoor space needs to have a totally new feel.
The bamboo effect furniture is powder-coated (which gives a durable, non-chip finish) as well as being rust, weather, and UV resistant – so it’s sure to last for years to come.
Lastly, it may feel slightly more extravagant, but with 40% off this John Lewis hot tub deal was worthy of showing off.
If you’ve hankered after a hot tub since they became de rigueur during lockdown, then we present to you this fab, inflatable two-person hot tub. It comes with two filter cartridges and a chemical starter kit containing all you need to keep it pristine and safe. It’s quiet, made of durable PVC, and has a top lid and secure fastening. Our favourite features, though are 104 air jets offering three levels of bubble massage. Oh, and the side table (on which we’d store snacks and Prosecco).