Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 215
ENJOY ALFRESCO LIVING ALL YEAR
BY CREATING ANOTHER ROOM IN
THE GARDEN, AS THIS COUPLE DID.
IT'S LOW-MAINTENANCE, TOO
When Ellie, 39, and Alex, 37, found their perfect home
in north London they were over the moon. The only
downside was the unloved garden.
It was dark and overgrown, with three di erent
types of paving and drainage issues. It would ood
every time it rained heavily,' says Ellie.
Also, the garden wasn't secure, as some of the fence
panels were broken or had fallen down and there were
massive gaps under the back gate.
'We knew we'd have to replace the entire perimeter
fence, so we decided to wait a while and save some
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