As local residents are all too aware of, space can be at a premium in Brighton and Hove, but we are particularly successful at making restrictive spaces appear bigger than they really are, so opening them out to their fullest and often surprising capabilities. As many of our local properties feature little more than small yards containing no lawn, we have developed an imaginative style when contending with this commonly found quirk.
Central to maximising a small space is to emphasise its intrinsic character, which by its very nature leans towards the intimate. As such, we are compelled to work within and make the best of a set of limited parameters, instead of struggling against them. We find this to be a very rewarding experience, and one which has a natural design bedfellow in minimalism. A core objective when elaborating tight spaces is to use a mixture of design techniques in order to use all available space as efficiently as possible, but without making a garden appear overcrowded and oppressive.
Size need not be a barrier in presenting a garden in a thoughtful and inviting fashion, and smaller ones are equally capable of integrating with and pronouncing the architectural features of the home they add the finishing touch to.
Even the smallest area can benefit from a sympathetic landscaping overhaul, and pocket-sized spaces present a unique challenge which we are well equipped to match. While our focus tends towards carrying out a complete garden makeover that makes full use of our integrated approach, we can still carry out occasional basic landscaping projects.
If there is one aspect in which the Langlea name has truly established itself, then it’s with our work in the often full-scale reconstruction of what must be our favourite types of spaces to renew, and we’re fortunate that Brighton and Hove presents us with a diverse range of scales and challenges.