The client would like to revive this odd shaper outdoor space
They would like an area to sit and relax as well as space for alfresco dining
A small area of grass is needed for the dog, but the focus should be on planting. The client would like the space to have a lush tropical feel
The client is keen to make more use of the area to the side of the house, including provision for a shed or storage unit
The layout of this design is twisted on a 45 degree angle to the house to make the small narrow space seem wider. Flooring throughout will comprise several different contrasting porcelain paving slabs installed in different directions, leading from the back door and wrapping around the house down the side return. The existing block shed structure will be removed and the area paved to form the main seating area. The boundary walls will be rendered as necessary to create an attractive backdrop to the space.
To the left side of the rear patio, in line with the back door, will be a decorative tiled feature wall with three integrated copper water spouts on the side. These spouts will pour into an aggregate dressed sunken reservoir below. To the other side of the wall will be two small sections of artificial lawn.
Along the sideway the paving will be interspersed with planting beds dressed with pebbles and a simple pergola comprising timber posts with stainless steel tension wire overhead to form a trellis along which climbers can be trained.
At the end of the garden a small shed will provide storage, and will be masked from view by a raised bed constructed from railway sleepers.
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