A GARDEN designer from Skelmersdale has appeared on television to help a mother-daughter duo completely transform their outdoor space.
David Andersen was on the last week’s episode of Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate, which is a show on HGTV and sees homeowners carry out work to their properties.
Mother Claire and daughter Michelle’s garden was accessed via a small door in the kitchen – and was several steps higher than their indoor areas. This tricky access kept the garden “out of sight, out of mind”, causing it to become neglected and unused.
The pair said they felt cramped in their “basement-like” kitchen-diner area and Michelle was spending most of her time confined to her bedroom.
The poor layout of the kitchen-diner created a claustrophobic, dark vibe, so they needed a garden design that could help “open up” both their indoor and outdoor areas.
David, who runs his company from Needham Way, in Skelmersdale, said: “Two of the most important aspects of good garden design are access and landscaping. A garden or patio that is level with your living areas and accessed via wide, sliding doors can create a seamless transition between indoors and outdoors, bringing in an abundance of natural light and extra space.
“To further create a feeling of space, use similar materials for the flooring in your outdoor and indoor areas, and make sure the design matches the style of your property.
“Like Claire and Michelle, when approaching the design of your garden, it’s important to prioritise what you need. Whether you want a stunning space to entertain, a serene spot to sip cocktails or a functional area to exercise, these factors will strongly influence your design.”