b'When this villa was bought in 2002, the owners had long-term plans for an extensive renovation. Their wish-list included opening the living spaces and kitchen onto the outdoor area, landscaping the property and adding a swimming pool and garage.It was a multi-stage process that had to be done in a specic and logical order. The garage couldnt be built until the pool had been installed or there would be no access for the digger. Landscape Transformations was commissioned to design the new outdoor scheme. Designer Sam Lockie says the space was essentially ablankcanvaswithsomelawnandastandoftallevergreen acmenas on the southern boundary. These were retained for the privacy they provided.Top of the familys requirements was a heated pool and it has provided a fantastic focal point for outdoor living and entertainingespecially for their two teenage sons. wordsDeirdre ColemanpicturesFrances Oliver The pool gives us endless entertainment in the summer, and its been easy to maintain. Having a pool encourages the kids to come home and have their friends over, which is what we wanted.An easy-care garden, greatA timber deck overhanging the deep end (2m) of the pool is the ideal spot for a pair of sun loungers. This corner of the property indoor/outdoor ow and a captures the last rays of sun, making it a popular spot.sun-drenched pool. Its theSays the owner: Landscape Transformations suggested incorporating recipe for the perfect outdoorthis deck and its been great to hide away the pool cover as well as space, and exactly what onecreating a good bombing platform for the boys.Top and leftAn overhanging deck at one end of the pool is the family is now enjoying. perfect spot for sun loungers.83'