Our clients in Woodmead consulted us to design a new outdoor boma/firepit for them in a corner of their property. It was a space that was underutilised as it consisted mostly of lawn, with narrow beds up against the boundary walls. Grounded Landscapng undertook to transform it into an outdoor space that could be enjoyed by family and friends.
The design focussed on creating a unique firepit layout proportional to the space provided and the size of the large garden. Because it was a corner of the property we decided to create a large 'L-shaped' firepit area, but to embellish it with some curved design features. A semi-circular 'nook' was incorporated to add a screening shrub, one that would fit neatly into the available space. The firepit itself included an attached rectangular box for drinks or fire-making/cooking utensils. A firewood storage box was installed behind the seating, out of sight. Lastly, finishing touches were added in consultation with the client, including flagstone tops, cladding, and inset brick lighting.
The 3D concept
The completed project
The project took five weeks to complete, and the finished space brings together the elements of hardscaping, softscaping, lighting, and indigenous planting to make for a practical and aesthetically appealing space for the family to entertain.