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Outdoor Project Plans #HWBDO11551
Make a Small Property Appear Larger
0 Sq. Ft.
Follow the example set by the designer of this English-style cottage landscape,
and you will learn several tricks about how to make a small property appear
larger. Space is limited, but a small entry court was created at the end of the
driveway; the paving that extends across the front of the house and the garage
harmonizes with the house and unites the entire area. The bench and planter
pots overflowing with flowers lend an informal atmosphere and extend the living
space into the garden. The lawn sweeps around the side of the house, with
curved lines defined by planting beds filled with masses of flowering shrubs
and perennials. Pavers leading through the planting bed welcome visitors into
the yard to enjoy the flowers. Although more pavers provide access to the
backyard, the two areas are clearly separated, leaving the impression of
greater space and creating curiosity about what lies beyond.
Narrow, upright evergreens placed at the corner of the garage balance and
interplay with its low roofline and its strong horizontal lines. These are
echoed and balanced by an evergreen screen on the right side of the property.
Tall shade trees, chosen for their pleasing shape and seasonal color, form a
garden ceiling. The trees towering over the one-story house give a woodsy
feeling to the scene, enhancing its cottage charm and matching the rustic
character of the home's natural wood siding. Also shown here is home plan HWEPL00494.