Posts Tagged ‘Front Garden Design’

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in Reigate

0 Written by Lisa on 10th Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Sketch back garden Reigate Lisa Cox Designs

I have been working with my client in Reigate for just over a year now as they are currently living in Egypt and aren’t planning to move over until the end of this year.

The house is rented at the moment, but come July the building works will commence and this will also include some changes to the garden.  I’ll be working with one of my regular landscapers, Ben Deighton, to bring the garden to life and we’ll be working closely with the builder to ensure that everything ties in ready for my client’s arrival in the UK.

Reigate back garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

The back garden now is very much a blank canvass, with a small area of paving against the house wall and the rest laid to lawn.  As there is no room for the wheelie bins and other storage at the front of the house, the new area outside the back of the house will be more of a utility area.

Concept Design Reigate Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have moved the terrace out into the garden to give more space – access is tricky so most of the building materials and waste will need to be taken through the house and any excavation will need to be done by hand.  So, I have designed the garden with this in mind which will help to keep the cost down.

The end of the garden will become a more family-oriented space with a play house for the children and lawn area for basic outdoor games.  They live near the local park so more energetic games will be taken there.

Front garden Reigate before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

The front of the house now isn’t very attractive, but it’s a tricky space because the levels are quite complex.

Concept sketch for Reigate front garden Lisa Cox

Concept sketch, front garden Reigate Lisa Cox

The new design will give the front a more welcoming feel with planting that also enhances the view looking out.  I propose to move the steps further up the pathway so that when you get to the porch you have space to breathe.

I’m looking forward to seeing this project through – the build phase should start at the end of July so I’ll keep you posted with the progress.

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for a client in East Horsley

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Apr 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Plan East Horsley Lisa Cox Garden Design

I have recently started working with a new client in East Horsley.  She brought the house at the end of last year and work is about to start to renovate it. Read more

From the drawing board: Front garden in Sutton all finished

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Mar 2014 in From the drawing board

Sutton front garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

The front garden project in Sutton was finished last month and I finally got chance to pop over and take some photos this week. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished front garden in North London

2 Written by Lisa on 11th Feb 2014 in From the drawing board

Front garden in Muswell Hill after redesign Lisa Cox Designs

It’s been a while since I blogged about this project.  We had a couple of challenges with the build phase of the project which held things up a bit, but apart from a drain cover that’s being made to order, the garden is now finished. Read more

Front garden design tips: What about the plants?

6 Written by Lisa on 7th Feb 2014 in Design Tips, Plants

Front garden design London Lisa Cox

This is the last post in my blog series about front gardens.  I hope you’ve found it useful and now feel inspired to tackle your own? Read more

Front garden design tips: Storage

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Feb 2014 in Design Tips

Bike storage Garde Trellis Company

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, front gardens are predominantly functional spaces which means that there are things to accommodate that you don’t necessarily want to look at. Read more

Front garden design tips: Considering security

0 Written by Lisa on 31st Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden Wandsworth by Lisa Cox Designs

Normally front gardens are easily accessible to others so there are a few considerations you should take into account when you’re planning your front garden. Read more

Front garden design tips: What surface is best?

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden Wandsworth Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Last week I talked you through the layout of your front garden so now it’s time to start thinking about the hard landscaping materials.  The surface you choose will probably end up boiling down to cost but, whatever you decide upon, it must feel right with the look and style of your house as well as it’s setting. Read more

Front garden design tips: 5 ways to keep it simple

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Concept sketch sutton front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Welcome to the first edition of my blog series about front gardens.  I’ve written about them before but I hope that I’ll be able to give you some tips to help you to improve what you have.  Whether you’re ready to start again from scratch or just make a few changes I hope I’ll give you some inspiration to have a go. Read more

Giving your home some kerb appeal

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Jan 2014 in Design Tips

Front garden in Wandsworth by Lisa Cox Designs

There was an interesting article in The Sunday Times’ home supplement on Sunday about revitalising your home. It offered lots of advice and ideas about ways you can improve your home. These ranged from inexpensive decluttering to full-scale structural changes. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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