Creating an outdoor living space to play and enjoy in Teddington, Middlesex

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Project Brief: A real design challenge to maximise this long and narrow rectangular plot in Teddington, Middlesex and make it into an area to entertain family and friends, plus storage space.

Project Description: New bifold doors now lead seamlessly from the kitchen / day room out to a raised hardwood deck area with weather-proof armchairs for lounging in the warm sun. A step down to a second terrace area of exterior porcelain tiles, provides the space for alfresco entertaining and eating. The back drop of a rendered wall defines the area and the entrance to a natural looking artificial lawn. Elegant hardwood screens further help define areas and ‘hide’ the necessary garden storage and utility area.

Project Features:

  • The family of adults and teenagers (and the dog) love this garden
  • Bold areas help define the spaces
  • Natural and man made materials work well together
  • Retention of some existing mature planting, complemented by new architectural plants, suggest an immediately well established outdoor space
  • A subtle lighting scheme extends enjoyment of the space beyond the hours of daylight