Garden design for family with teenage children
My current clients in Menston have lived in their home for a few years. Having extended their home they are ready to invest in their garden.
Now that their children have reached their mid teens they are reprioritising their needs outside the home and are wanting a haven for relaxing as well as entertaining. They also desire a space for growing vegetables and fruit.
• Creating interconnecting areas for dining, entertaining, growing kitchen produce and general relaxing, ensuring these areas have a unifying character
• An opportunity to create various seating areas to catch the sun at various times of day, including a pergola or similar structure/s to provide dappled shade as well as sitting in the sun. A separate dining area from a seating area to ‘retire’ to and not move furniture about
• The various levels within the garden, paths patio and house threshold require consideration
• Careful thought for privacy and feeling of ‘closeness’ from neighbouring homes. The back and sides of the garden are overlooked. At the side it currently feels quite exposed, particularly as the neighbour’s property is at a higher level
• Connecting the house (kitchen via patio doors) to an extended patio area leading to lawned areas. Sliding doors from the sitting room have a large drop to the external patio – although not used, a step would be advisable to future proof the use of this door. Transition from house to patio to lawn to ‘work well’
• A sensitive lighting plan to enhance the garden for security, safety and aesthetic