We are still receiving many enquiries about outdoor kitchens with a full range of facilities – so now is the best time to plan out exactly what you want.
It’s best to plan around where the sun falls in your garden, during the middle of summer, and decide which parts of the garden you are most likely to use in the morning, the afternoon and then in the evening.
Take a look around and figure out where are the best places to cook, where you would put your dining area, and where you want a sunbathing area.
Most people want a high quality grill and pizza oven, as well as a sink, fridge, plenty of storage cupboards and then a nearby dining area. If you want a really luxury outdoor living area, then think about putting in a large flat screen television and a bar area.
It can take some time from the initial planning concepts through to the actual build, so it’s really worth spending the time now to think about exactly what you would like in the end design.
Book in a meeting with one of our designers to chat through the design process.
RHS Bridgewater wins another award
The stunning RHS Bridgewater garden has won the first prize at the European Garden Awards, in the Design or Concept of a Contemporary Park or Garden category. The overall garden design was by the fantastic Tom Stuart-Smith, who has brought a much-needed contemporary garden and park to Greater Manchester.
I visited recently on a Friday and it was impressively busy with people from all over the North West enjoying the distinctly different areas on a very hot day.
What am I reading?
I’ve been reading about this new public park in Manhattan, which is set to open later this year. With a glass canopy, this new park has an ‘indoor-outdoor’ feel, which presumably makes it more attractive for people to use it during the colder months.
The park has been designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, bringing seasonal planting, fountains and food and retail kiosks to this urban area.