Any outside space for properties off Clapham’s Northcote Road needs to be used to maximum effect. So it was necessary to create a multifunctional space for this young family. Somewhere to entertain friends and family, but also where young children can play. But it also needed to look modern, stylish and interesting throughout the year. A seamless transition from kitchen/family room to courtyard was achieved by matching the tiles as they ran through the bi- fold glass doors. Structural evergreens and low maintenance perennials, teamed with clever lighting means there is interest all year round.