Look around this contemporary garden with green and grey scheme

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Building an extension is sure to transform a home, but the owners of this small end-of-terrace in Cheshire were unprepared for how much it would change their garden – for the better. After moving in, the couple immediately decided to build an extension to give them more space in the house but, inevitably, it left the garden in a state of disrepair.

They set out to create a low-maintenance courtyard fit for entertaining guests and relaxing in the summer. A mixture of paved and gravel floors in natural, light hues created a low maintenance backdrop to style the scheme.

Image credit: Lizzie Orme

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