Posts Tagged ‘Front Garden Design’

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.

Often the garden gets forgotten until after the builders have left and there aren’t any funds left to create even a basic terrace area so it’s great when I’m enlisted to help from the very start.  This often saves time and cash as there are elements that can be combined such as clearing the site for example.

Ashtead back garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Back garden in Ashtead before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

The garden is reasonably large and it requires some investment but with a plan for the whole site it means that the construction can be phased without compromising the end result.  If you know where the garden is heading, and you’re planning to be in the house for a period of time, then you can work through its creation in a staged way.

Back garden design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

At the moment. as you’ll see above, the garden is uninspiring.  There’s a pond near the house which will have to be demolished to accommodate the extension and the old crazy paving is dated and unattractive.

Concept Sketch Ashtead back garden Lisa Cox Designs

Ashtead back garden concept sketch Lisa Cox Designs

They have cleared quite a lot of the garden already and it’s mostly laid to lawn so we want to create a more inspiring space which has a formal dining area, less formal lounge-seating area that catches the evening sun, and a space for their children to kick a ball around.

The idea is to create a family garden with a contemporary and elegant feel, certainly to the more formal areas around the house.

Front garden Ashtead before redesign Lisa Cox Designs copy

Front garden in Ashtead before redesign Lisa Cox copy

The front is huge and will easily eat cash so rather than the suggested gravel, we may initiate the layout and plan with the existing block paving which, with a bit of effort, will clean up nicely and look as good as new.

Front garden design Ashtead Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Sometimes is more about restructuring and getting the layout right – it’s amazing how you can change the look and feel of a space just by changing its structure.

Concept sketch Ashtead front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Front garden Concept Sketch Ashtead Lisa Cox Designs

I’m looking forward to tracking the progress of the garden as it emerges over time.  I’ll be involved as and when required so I’ll keep you posted.

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

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

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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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