On the ground floor of the townhouse is this gourmet eat-in kitchen. The appliances are all chef-grade: Sub-Zero, Miele, Wolf. The countertops are marble. And the back wall opens directly onto a lovely garden patio.
Decks with a completely finished underside are becoming more popular and this example from Tufdek presents an ideal entertainment space that enjoys easy access to both pool and garden areas. The striking exterior vinyl waterproof flooring is available in a variety of colors and offers years of durability.
Imagine whipping up breakfast with this gorgeous garden view. The clean, rectangular lines of the kitchen island pull the eye into the adjacent courtyard where a wide-open doorway gracefully connects indoors and outdoors.
This rustic sitting area offers plush brown suede armchairs arranged in a conversational manner that are perfect for entertaining guests. An elegant chandelier hangs from the vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams, while open doorways provide easy outdoor access to deck and garden areas.
It may seem like a kid's car, but the Step2 Garden Hopper is a wheeled work seat with storage. You can access tools and supplies and sit while trimming and weeding. It comes with a beverage holder, too.
A major challenge in designing this garden was the site, with a massive concrete pad that hides a dry well. It inspired the circular grass area. The designer chose not to cover or paint the cement walls but instead embraced the texture and how the cement reflects the light. The garden is accessed by stairs from the living room, which is located on top floor of the apartment, and from the bedrooms that are below the street level.
A small collection of bonsai adds an element of green to the space. The indoor Japanese container garden utilizes natural stone that is in keeping with the the stone elements seen in the outdoor space. A few stepping stones allows for easy access into the garden.
A backyard paradise with limited access and a client wanting a fun pool for the kids, but with an adult feel..The solution was to craft a vessel that would sit within the multiple terraced gardens, that were created with dry stacked stone.
Arrange vegetable gardens in small blocks instead of rows. Watering a block of plants is a more efficient option than spraying water over a long row. Design blocks with a maximum 3-foot width to provide easy reachable access.
Raised kitchen garden planters made the sloped front yard into a pretty and functional space. Redwood steps and gravel patches ease access between the beds. And the whole lovely scene can also be enjoyed from the shade of the porch.