Long and narrow garden? Check shift

Long and narrow garden?  Check shift

The Berge family had no idea how to handle their garden. The starting point was a long, narrow garden with a wall in front – otherwise the space was empty.

“The challenge here was to make the garden fit in with the house and soften the straight lines with the help of plants,” says designer Jan Narvestad.

Before: Just a fairly tight fence over the future yard. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: Plants and Pergolas - A Whole New World!  Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

After: Plants and Pergolas – A Whole New World! Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

Before: Completely empty, but with so many possibilities!  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Before: Completely empty, but with so many possibilities! Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: The area is divided into several areas.  Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

After: The area is divided into several areas. Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

Before: The slightly impossible slope of the house.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Before: The slightly impossible slope of the house. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: A slat-walled pergola hides the tricky area.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: A slat-walled pergola hides the tricky area. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Before: a slope with a rock and a wall towards the neighbor.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Before: a slope with a rock and a wall towards the neighbor. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: A seating area framed by plants.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

After: A seating area framed by plants. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Create many regions

Even if the outdoor space has a difficult shape, or is not large, it is important to divide the garden into different areas, according to designer Narvestad.

There are many ways to do this. Here are the moves that took place in this park.

– This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. amazing! says the family in the episode.

Read more here for the materials and products that were used in the It’s Garden Time project.

Room Dividers: Back of fireplace flanking dining area.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

Room Dividers: Back of fireplace flanking dining area. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

  • Feel free to create room dividers, in the same way you work with interiors. A relatively large fireplace has been placed here, which in addition to providing warmth and space, also serves as a room divider.
Modern Fireplace: The feeling of fire is preserved with such a fireplace.  Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

Modern Fireplace: The feeling of fire is preserved with such a fireplace. Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

  • Use different materials on the floor. It creates the feeling of several areas.
  • A footpath made of loose stones will also make you slow down and notice things around you, Narvestad says.

FOOTPATH: Various materials are used here on Earth.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

FOOTPATH: Various materials are used here on Earth. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    • Feel free to think on several levels. Here it was not quite flat, so a narrow terrace was built higher, adjacent to the wall of the house. It also provides an experience from several regions.
    Up and down: a narrow porch divides the outdoor space lengthwise.  Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

    Up and down: a narrow porch divides the outdoor space lengthwise. Photo: Per Olaf Solvberg

    • A pergola solution transforms an entryway into a room. Although it is open in directions as it has no walls, one feels that this area is separate from the rest.
    • – We can almost sit here when it rains. We can close the roof again. Family says it was great.

    Flexible: The roof of this pergola is electric and can be pushed aside if you want to open it.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Flexible: The roof of this pergola is electric and can be pushed aside if you want to open it. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Lots of seats

    The garden is to be enjoyed in many ways – whether alone or with others. In this park, many different places have been created where you can enjoy yourself.

    Under the roof: In the sofa under the roof of the pergola, you can sit dry and enjoy the garden.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Under the roof: In the sofa under the roof of the pergola, you can sit dry and enjoy the garden. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    The dining area itself is placed against the neighbor’s high wall. Here it is warm and little seen, and the view is colossal.

    LUNT: The dining area next to the brick wall is sheltered from the cold winds from the north.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    LUNT: The dining area next to the brick wall is sheltered from the cold winds from the north. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    VIEW: The view from the dining area is flawless!  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    VIEW: The view from the dining area is flawless! Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Large perennial beds were planted in the garden, and mats of sedum plants were placed along the fence. This is to soften the narrow lines and create a nice counter space.

    In green: a comfortable seat among the plants.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    In green: a comfortable seat among the plants. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    On the porch next to the house, a small bar solution was created with a wall-mounted cabinet. From here you have an overview of the entire park.

    Tidying up: Here you can cook and have the essentials handy in the cupboard.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Tidying up: Here you can cook and have the essentials handy in the cupboard. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Finally, the designer wanted a generous hanging chair. The perfect place for a good book and a nice warm summer.

    Said: Designer Jan Narvestad is pleased with the result of the garden renovation.  Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

    Said: Designer Jan Narvestad is pleased with the result of the garden renovation. Photo: Pandora Film/TV 2

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