With summer in full swing, it’s time to get to work on those outdoor projects we’ve been putting off. For some, perhaps the task is to create the garden of their dreams while for others it might be finally decluttering their courtyard. It’d be a shame to go one more year without getting the most out of the outdoor areas on your property while the weather is nice.
Of course, a bit of inspiration always helps. That’s why today we are presenting an incredible before and after project by landscape architects, AD2 Design. This pool and patio area started out looking stuffy and drab, but once the wonderful design team got their hands on it, we imagine that these homeowners practically live out here in their gorgeous new tropical oasis.
While there’s nothing horrible with the look of this patio area, it’s certainly nothing special. The ombré coloured tiles are doing nothing for the space except making it feel stuffy and lifeless.
While we love mismatched furnishings when done right, this table and chair setup just feels sloppily thrown together. We’d love to see some colour change and a bit more cohesion here.
The newly designed yard has plenty more distinction than before. The old tiling on the patio was replaced with natural wood, and a flowerbed covered in natural stones occupies the previously unused lawn adjacent to it.
With the help of some colourful tropical plants, this space feels much more alive. The landscapers even incorporated a concrete pathway to the pool along the perimeter.
As we mentioned earlier, the patio furniture before the renovation was quite plain and unimpressive. There is no definition and plenty of wasted space. Further, the sparse plants are a bit depressing to look at. Let’s reveal the final product!
Just a few changes have positively done wonders. Firstly, the lush hedges and tropical plants are much more pleasant than the shabby, mostly dead ones that were there before.
What’s more is that this once empty portion of the patio has been outfitted with lovely outdoor furnishings, which are perfect for summertime lounging. For shade, an umbrella has also been installed.
Just beyond the patio is this in-ground pool area. Granted, the pool was there before the transformation, but there was no cohesion between it and the rest of the yard. The raised patio, for instance, just dropped off sharply with no transition save for the steps that joined the two.
Here, the sloped flowerbed connects the two in a more succinct way. Further, the stone walkway extends to the pool area so that the yard is connected with the same material at the perimeter.
For privacy, the entire yard is surrounded with dense hedges, another element that brings cohesiveness to the yard. The colour scheme of bright yellow, blue, and green is also fun for summertime.
With thoughtful planning, there is enough space in the pool area for multiple reclining chairs, which makes it conducive to both socialising and swimming.
This design team truly thought of everything! The yard contains LED lights for illumination long after the sun goes down so the family can enjoy time outdoors whenever they want. An extra bright light was even included near the pool to allow or night swimming. Brilliant!
This outdoor space was been revitalised in many ways that are conducive for socialising and summer fun! To learn how you can revamp your home for summer, check out these 7 easy ways to create the summer holiday feel at home.