The design brief for this project in South Wimbledon had to include attending to one significant practical challenge – storage. Garden storage in Wimbledon is a bit of a challenge with so many small urban gardens.
It seems that even with the excellent use of loft space and understairs cupboards, storage solutions for houses in south-west London inevitably involves using garden space as well.
In this case, our clients had used an old garage for storage, but it was old, too big and entirely in the wrong place.
We decided to design the whole garden around a 3m x 2.4m apex garden shed placed into the left-hand corner with the long 3m side facing the house.
Once the old garage had been demolished, there was plenty of space for a raised bed seating feature down the right-hand side, and a lower raised flower bed on the left of the garden.
In addition to that, we laid a small Brazilian slate patio in front of the shed at the back of the garden.
This layout ensured that the shed was ‘built in’ to the design of the garden and although of considerable size, it did not dominate the overall space.
We also installed some pine cladding batten to the existing fences with downlighters at intervals on all sides.
The project was completed with the laying of some premium quality artificial grass and planting to all the raised beds.
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