There has been a considerable amount of research in Australia that shows a great designed garden increases buyer appeal and property prices. An outdoor key area, is the patio area, somewhere to relax with family and entertain friends. It’s very important that this part of the garden looks good but is also functional.

Project Summary

Jolene and Gus purchased a residential duplex, their first home together with a view to modernising when they could afford to do so. Jolene & Gus purchased the Online Garden Design & Convert package to improve their patio area. According to the photos they provided, a small garden space ran off to the side of their small patio area so this was counted as one garden area. They were provided with patio & garden ideas and recommendations specifically designed and tailored to them, as we used the details provided on their Client Brief form and a further consultation. They were also provided with a priority Project Plan for their area in which it listed the order of jobs that needed to be completed before moving onto the next job. They were able to follow their plan at their own pace. Jolene and Gus’ garden is still in progress but they have made a substantial transformation to date by lowering the ground level of their small garden, installing their first soackwell, completed some paving, put in a garden bed borders, placed bamboo fencing over their old broken fence and freshly painted their wooden patio and for a cover placed Perspex sheets. A wooden feature was also constructed with a water feature attached. Once they put in their plants and mulch their area will be completed!


Jolene and Gus were able to do most of the work themselves following our plan and used recycled paving and recycled garden blocks for borders to keep the cost down. They also purchased some items from recycled yards and because their area was a work in progress over time and they knew what they needed, they were able to wait for items to come on special which all reduced their expense but are reaping their financial savings and investment!

Client Testimonial

“My partner and I recently bought our first home, it’s a bit small for us and has an old style about it, but it’s what we could afford. We contacted Home Design for Profit to help us update it. They were fantastic! They gave us lots of great ideas and a great plan to follow which helped us every step of the way. They also gave us lots of garden tips on how to save money. We had all this and it only cost us $140 bucks!  And it was so easy, we just sent some photos to them and they knew exactly what we wanted just by us answering some questions. We will definitely be using this company again for the rest of our gardens and the inside of our home. We hope to make lots of money on this house so we can buy a bigger one” – Jolene and Gus

Financial Budget and Project Particulars

Financial Budget: Client had no upfront budget, the aim was not to spend unless they had to. To date, they had spent $675.00

Client Labour Availability: Two people were able to spend six hours per weekend until the project was completed.

Timeframe: Client’s set their own timeframe to three months to complete their project.

SQM: Approximate 58m of the project area.


Images of Jolene and Gus’s property before the project started.

Patio Area Before mini

Patio Area before the Renovation


Patio Feature Before

Patio Area before the Renovation


Gus Garden mini

Front Garden before the renovation 

Images of Jolene and Gus’s property during the project’s progress.


Patio Area during

Patio Area during the renovation

Images of Jolene and Gus’s property after project’s completion.


Gus Garden after Renovation

Patio Area during the renovation


Patio After ready for plants mini

Patio Area ready for planting after the renovation


Patio renovation after

Patio Area after the Renovation