The Plumpton Family Paradise Project
The Plumpton Family Paradise home is an outdoor entertainer's delight. The brief for this outdoor garden project was to create an outdoor space for entertainment and sport that the whole family could enjoy. The garden was designed to give the family a paradise in their own backyard. Comprising of multiple zones for both playing and relaxing in this garden suits everyone in the family.
Featuring a stunning fiberglass pool with mature plantings and a unique, one of a kind outdoor shower and bathroom. This garden was truly custom made for functionality and leisure.
Let us take a tour of the Plumpton Family Paradise.
A fibreglass pool was chosen for this project for a number of reasons. First an foremost, fibreglass pools are very low maintenance. They are also very hard wearing, which is the perfect option for this busy, active family. The ease of installation compared to their concrete competitors meant that this project was also completed in a very timely manner, just in time for summer.
Surrounding the pool are natural, granite pavers which tie in nicely with the house and surrounds. They are a hard wearing, durable option and provide a great textural element to the space.
We opted for frame-less glass pool fencing so it didn't detract from the beautiful garden or segregate and enclose the area.
OUTDOOR SHOWER AREA
With a busy family who always entertains, having people running in and out of the house to change, and use the bathroom can create additional cleaning to the household chores.
We created a stunning outdoor bathroom with toilet and changing facilities. Clad in Merbau timber battens (40mm x 40mm) to ensure it’s durability and longevity this area fits in perfectly with the surrounding gardens.
The outdoor shower was designed with stunning black shower head and tap-wear - stylish and sophisticated. Large format natural edged bluestone steppers were used as the shower base, with pebbles and native violets and liriope planted around the pavers to soften the area.
Large format bluestone natural edged steppers were also selected for use along the path leading to the outdoor bathroom. Planting around the stunning bluestone steppers are native violets, blue fescue, black mondo grass, and a small selection of palms added by our client.
We created a functional basketball court concrete pad for this active family. The court was finished with a high-quality, flexible epoxy surface complete with line markings - perfect for some competitive one-on-one.
Kikuyu turf was selected for use on this project for it’s hard wearing nature for this young and active family.
We selected bamboo to plant along the boundaries of the property to provide strong lineal height around the perimeter of the garden
A functional outdoor kitchen was designed and constructed in the undercover alfresco area in conjunction with Lime Tree Alfresco. Merbau battens we installed to form a screen above the the kitchen to help section off the service area from the entertaining space.
We are firm believers in highlighting your landscape features at night. Not only does this create an incredible ambiance, it also creates functionality in using the areas at night. No longer do you need to entertain by a basic flood light, you can take full advantage of your outdoor entertaining area with these functional and stunning outdoor lighting.
The lighting we used in this project is 12 V outdoor lighting. We used black powder coated, aluminium spike lights to highlight the plantings and to extend the use of the space well into the night.