Outdoor spaces by Moneca Kaiser

Posted on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 by KiM

The property my home sits on has had essentially no landscaping done in the 80 years it has existed. A couple of weeks ago we had our hydro meter replaced so now we have a pile of dirt and rocks in our front yard so it is worse than ever. As much as I would like to design my own landscaping, I really have no clue in that area. I am hopeful that when the time comes to get this work done I will be able to bring in someone to help. And I would love for that someone to be Ottawa-based Moneca Kaiser. Specializing in both interior and exterior renovations, Moneca’s attention to detail and her vision and ethics always WOW me. For example, this home I featured several years ago. So I thought I would share a few of her oudoor projects that are really special. This first one, A Tea House, is my favourite.

“We don’t usually have a dreamy place, a place for reflection. Rooms always have a purpose: the kitchen is for preparing food, the bedroom is to sleep in. But a backyard pagoda or tea house, now there’s a room where you leave time and purpose at the entrance and let daydreams and reflection take hold.” “… and that nourishes the soul as much as the kitchen feeds the body.”

A Spider and Rain Pergola. This pergola was designed to shade in the summer and let the light in throughout the winter months.

A Backyard Retreat. This is a beautiful backyard shed/garage design we created and built in Ottawa that combined the clients need for a storage space and a natural relaxation space. Instead of using a fiberglass hot tub for this backyard spa, we sourced a beautiful wood hot tub and retrofit the stairs to lean a little more towards the clients preferred style.

margaret says:

Thanks again KiM… now I want a tea room!

Wow Kim, I am truly honoured and I would love to co- create an urban oasis for you and share a cup of tea there or anywhere! Thank you for celebrating and sharing my passion for such delights.

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