A privacy screen shuts out surrounding views, while a burbling fountain covers outside noise with a natural sound. Other options for cancelling nearby noise include wind chimes, outdoor speakers (play nature soundtracks) or even a tabletop water garden. For a deck retreat, define different rooms in your retreat by incorporating elevation changes in your deck design. Plantings in this retreat include Bonfire begonia and Festival cordyline.
Stepped wooden planters and a mix of grasses, boxwoods and evergreens make this urban deck feel lush and layered. The contemporary architecture and two-toned decking add visual interest, while the landscaping adds height and privacy to the outdoor space.
This outdoor space is very manicured and well-balanced. Light wicker furniture with white cushions looks lovely against the wood deck. Sharp corners create a beautiful, contemporary look for the swimming pool, which features in-water lounge chairs and a jacuzzi.
Remodeled for a client who downsized from a large piece of property to a zero lot concept. Here in SoCal we are having a water shortage so many of my clients are moving away from the houses with acreage and buying tiny beach homes to have a pared down simple lifestyle.