From a family area for children to play in, through to a stunning zone for entertaining guests and everything in between, here’s what you need to know to design a summer-ready space.
Getting the preparation right is key to ensuring a successful outdoor living project. Here’s how to understand planning and site conditions:
How you plan to use the space will have a huge bearing on the look you settle for. Hard surfacing offers greater versatility in terms of mixing the patio with planting, while raised decks work well for zoning different levels without paving over too much land.
Aesthetics play an important role in materials selection, whether you’re focusing on colour, pattern or texture. But there are also some practicalities to consider, such as safety, durability and maintenance.
Landscaping is often the last part of a scheme to get done, but failing to plan it properly in advance will increase the risk of delays and cost overruns.