3 Courtyard Garden Designs Adelaide Residents Can Use For Inspiration & Ideas.
Courtyard gardens are often plain and under utilised areas because most people think the space is too small to do anything substantial with. Nothing, however could be further from the truth as you’ll see with the 3 courtyard designs discussed below.
Limited by space means less design elements can be included, but as a consequence that means more focus and attention is made on the one or two features chosen to provide the area’s primary purpose.
Each of the three courtyard garden designs Adelaide homeowners enjoy below come about because of different initial visions. Each client’s family demographics are different and each lead a different lifestyle. The purpose of each courtyard sized space is to serve a different and unique need.
This is why the initial concept session, part of the design process Living Pictures by Tony Stanton offers is vital.
Discovering what’s important to each client, the shape and size of the space, who’ll be using the courtyard are all discussed and looked at during the meeting to solidify the vision for working plans to be drawn up.
Read on and see three courtyard scenarios designed by landscape designers to cater for and enhance three different lifestyles and family units.
1/ Modern Courtyard Garden Design For Entertaining (Executive Couple)
Couples without children in their early forties both extremely busy with their work-life require a space they can relax and unwind. An outdoor spa under a pergola is one of the popular features requested by people leading stressful lives.
Couped up inside an office all day leads many to look at utilising an outdoor area to spend their down time.
A place to sit and read a book or lay down is ideal along with being able to cook and eat outside in the fresh air, especially during Adelaide’s warmer months.
One of the most popular courtyard landscaping ideas is to add an outdoor kitchen perhaps featuring a pizza oven as shown above with bar fridge, sink and cupboard space. Creating an additional area and to cater for when entertaining with friends, a ledge with barstools was also incorporated.
Even with limited space, a number of areas can be included easily handling 8-10 people enjoying each others company.
To add colour and complement the modern style, stone cladding can cover a plain wall, with a climber or vertical garden covering another, both attractive features in their own right.
2/ Courtyard Garden Design With Pool (Family With Children)
Swimming pools are a popular feature added to many gardens, especially with families that have children, but having a small area to work with turns many off.
These days there are a number of suppliers that offer small sized fibreglass pools, with some starting at just 4.5M long and 2.7M wide.
Obviously not made for swimming laps, these ‘splash’ pools still provide all the fun and excitement, plus ability to cool down on a hot Adelaide Summer day.
Courtyard Garden Designs Adelaide residents are looking for to include a pool are a specialty of Living Pictures By Tony Stanton, the landscape designers Adelaide homeowners have trusted and used for over 30 years.
Sometimes a pool may have to be located near a boundary wall to make the chosen size fit, but as the pool is often by far the most expensive and largest element to be included, greater thought should be given to it’s placement, rather than immediately pushing it into a corner just to free up space.
One of the better courtyard landscaping ideas is to place pools closer to the house to give the feel of having your own piece of an overseas holiday resort.
All courtyards have different lengths and widths, some are ‘L’ shaped and some have a non-rectangular shape, which is why if you’re looking at adding a pool you’ll benefit from talking to your local landscape designer ‘Tony Stanton’ first.
During the initial concept design meeting, Tony will be able to advise you of what’s possible given your wishes. Professional landscape designers take into consideration the size and shape of the space and who’ll be using the different areas to be created when coming up with the ideal layout.
3/ Private Courtyard Garden (Retired Couple)
Elderly people aren’t interested in outdoor spas or swimming pools, preferring a place to just sit and relax.
When limited by horizontal space, using height, by going vertical can be the solution to providing plenty of garden foliage, colour and smells.
Korean Box planted inside a rendered Hebel block planter box, in front of a wall of Orange Jasmine provides attractive covering to old post and rail fencing.
Add hardwood bench seats, statues, perhaps a water fountain providing some movement and relaxing sounds as the water falls, splashing into the base, decorative steel art pieces to the walls and you have an attractive courtyard garden.
Low maintenance Male Sterile Kikuyu lawn with an interesting path, designed here with 400mm square pavers bordered by 100mm granite setts match the paint covering the lightweight walls and planter boxes. Low voltage garden lighting, up lights and downlights was added to extend the time these Adelaide suburban (Glenelg) residents could enjoy their peaceful and private courtyard sanctuary.
A common feature running across all three was the inclusion of a water feature. Outdoor spas, swimming pools and water fountains are garden design elements that can be effectively included in a plan, even when you’re limited with space. Any elements can be included in a good landscape design, even for courtyard garden designs Adelaide residents see as important.
It starts with a vision of what you’d like to have and a budget. Tony can then design an attractive and practical space that provides a solution, taking your unique circumstances into account to create a Living Picture you’ll be enjoying for many years to come.
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After booking the initial concept design meeting then completion of both your hardscape construction working drawings & softscape design plans, you’ll be ready to transform your current courtyard into the dream outdoor space you’ve been dreaming about.
Whether you’d like a formal or informal design, you can trust Tony Stanton, who’s completed hundreds of courtyard garden designs across Adelaide, to come up with design solutions to complement your lifestyle.