An recreation area featuring a giant chessboard was designed and installed by Penfold Projects, with the checked chessboard created using paver steppers on turf, and giant chess pieces that were custom ordered.
The Other Side landscapes was contracted to install the landscapes and pool surrounds to the rear yard of this recently renovated home.
We instralled travertine stone tiles, to the pool concourse and turf steps.
Retaining walls rendered and painted.
Frameless glass pool fence.
Photography Peter Brennan
A lot of the time when you get home from a long day at work, all you want to do is wind down. Where better to do this than in your very own garden at home? If you do it right, a great garden design can send you right into holiday mode. But where to start?
There’s so many styles to choose from when it comes to garden design. Whether you want to create a tropical, modern, contemporary, beach style or country garden - or something else entirely - the large garden image gallery on Houzz has got you covered. Get inspired and collect your ideas to narrow down your desired garden style and features.
How to Create a Garden for Your Home
Depending on which style you’re going for, be sure to know what makes a garden and if it’s appropriate for your climate. You may want to consider adding a deck or other landscaping features, but the plants you choose will mostly dictate your style and what kind of ongoing maintenance is required. Don’t worry if your backyard isn’t very spacious - there are many plants that can thrive even in a small space and allow you to turn your space into a little paradise of your own, regardless of size.
Decide which plants to use
The greenery you choose is critical to your look. For example, if you’re trying to create a tropical garden palm trees and bamboo are your go-to options. Other popular options are golden cane palm trees and fern for ground cover. From there you can add some colour with bright flowers like frangipani, hibiscus or bromeliads. All these are actually quite hardy plants, so once established, your tropical garden is actually quite easy to maintain.
Use this structure and apply it to your style. Research which plants you need to set your base for a garden and go from there.
Add some decor
If the plants don’t quite do it for you yet, or if you want to add some extra wow-factor, consider adding some extra features. Even if you can’t accommodate a swimming pool, hot tub or pond, you could look at smaller water features. Simple rocks can also have a great effect, while statues and gnomes will add some extra character.
Don’t forget to add some furniture so you have a nice place to sit and enjoy your garden!
Whether you want inspiration for planning a garden renovation or are building a designer garden from scratch, Houzz has 721,529 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Steve Domoney Architecture and Tim Davies Landscaping | Perth. Look through garden photos in different colours and styles and when you find a garden design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful garden ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.