for a modern look, incorporate some builtin seating for a clean look and to separate your garden into zones
really like this clean, elegant but still cosy look for a garden seating area.
Sleeper retaining walls and pavior capped steps
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"Outdoor seating can play a big role in house much you use your outdoor spaces. This is rather a rather inviting option. Tropical outdoor space: From House & Home"
Maximising Minimal Courtyard Space : inbuilt bench seat storage
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Retaining sleeper walls...DD: Before and after pix of creative outdoor living ideas many for small spaces.
The furniture in this outdoor room looks nice enough to be indoor.