Posts Tagged ‘Front Garden Design’

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a front garden in Reading

0 Written by Lisa on 27th Aug 2014 in From the drawing board

Reading front garden design sketch Lisa Cox

I have recently been working with a client in Reading to help them plan their new front garden.  They plan to build the garden themselves and had lots of ideas, but just wanted some help to bring them together into a coherent plan that they can work with.

Front garden in Reading before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

They want to create a striking garden with a contemporary edge, one that makes them smile when they come home and stands out, in a good way of course!

They liked the idea of using gravel as this is reasonably inexpensive and also permeable which means that they don’t need to apply for planning permission before the work is done.

As their neighbour has right of access down the side of the house to his back garden, we wanted to make a clear route at the same time as clearly marking the boundaries of their property.

The front of the house faces south and this means it gets full sun throughout most of the day.  There are plans in place to convert the garage into utility and office space so the garage door will go and be replaced with a window.

The existing bench will therefore be positioned under the window so it was important to retain some privacy, as they like to sit there when it’s warm.

Concept sketch for front garden design in Reading Lisa Cox

Part of the planning agreement for the garage conversion requires them to provide an additional parking space so that the new driveway will easily accommodate 2 cars.

Front garden before redesign in Reading Lisa Cox Designs

The contemporary style trellis will lift the space and make it more uniformed and the planters will provide a physical barrier without blocking out the light.  Planting will be simple and quite minimalist using tall calamagrostis to provide a screen without the dense feeling a hedge gives.

Front garden concept sketch Reading Lisa Cox Designs

Reading front garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

My clients are now in the process of choosing materials, but they’re keen to use a sawn stone and Horcott aggregate because it’s so stable and looks attractive.  I’m looking forward to seeing it come to life over the next few months.

 

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

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept Design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Ashtead who is about to embark on a house renovation project.  They recognised that they also require a plan for the garden as the existing terrace has to be lifted to accommodate the new extension. Read more

From the drawing board: Oxshott garden one year on…

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

Oxshott Garden 1 year on Lisa Cox Designs

I went back to see my Oxshott client, Lisa, last Friday and the garden was looking fabulous. Read more

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. Read more

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

2 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

Lisa Cox Welcome

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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