My clients wanted to make their garden feel more accessible from the kitchen having put in beautiful floor to ceiling sliding doors.
The first thing I did was to choose a porcelain tile with a weathered oak affect. I decided on a slightly larger tile to create both a seamless effect as well as indicating it was a change to an outdoor space.
We also raised the level of the patio so now my clients can walk straight out into the outdoors without stepping down. It is surprising what a difference this makes.
We clad the raised planters with Cedar wood which, if a client is diligent with varnish, will keep its deeper red colour. We paralleled this process with horizontal trellis along the two fences.
Herbs and roses adorn the raised planters and there is still a generous opening to the lawn to allow adults and especially children to flow out into the rest of the garden.