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Front garden design tips: Storage

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

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.

Bike storage Garde Trellis Company

Rubbish bins are an eye sore, especially the wheelie variety and in most areas home owners have at least two to accommodate.  If you’re lucky enough to have space at the side of the house to tuck them away out of sight that’s great, but often there’s no choice but to store them in the front garden.

Bin store with green roof Garden Trellis Company

However pretty and well designed your garden, there’s no getting away from the fact that rubbish bins are unsightly so ideally you want to be able to screen them away.  This could be behind a trellis with climbers or in a designated part of the garage, but if neither of these options will do, why not look at some kind of storage unit.

Harman bin store Garden Trellis Company

There are many “off the shelf” options available but the cheaper examples can be a bit shabby so it depends how fussy you are about the final look. Bespoke bin stores can be pricey, but the difference it will make to the overall look and feel of your garden may well outweigh the cost.

Bespoke bin storage Garden Trellis Company

The Garden Trellis Company are a good reference point (see link below) but I’m sure you’ll have a local joiner that would be able to build you something to fit.  Alternatively, you could work with your landscaper to build something as they often  work with joiners and/or carry out joinery work themselves.

Contemporary garden design for a modern mews house Sutton 14

The simple bin store above was built by my local joiner, Rob Horton, but I know my landscaper has subsequently used contemporary trellis kits from Silva Timber to make up his own, relatively inexpensively.

Storage solutions garden trellis

Other storage for the front garden might include a lockable space for bikes, other items that you don’t want out on show or a space to store your logs.  These are available off the shelf in timber or metal but, again, if you want something a bit more stylish then you can work with a joiner to make you something that fits.


(Images: Lisa Cox, The Garden Trellis Company)

From the drawing board: concept design and sketch for client in North London

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Jan 2013 in From the drawing board

I went to see a new client in North London before Christmas because they wanted some help to improve the front of their house.  Front gardens can often be challenging because they are predominantly functional spaces, but they must also provide curb appeal because they are the window to your home. 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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