Front gardens bring their own specific challenges. Functionality is often the prime concern – with off road parking of increasingly bigger cars & growing families meaning more and more vehicles.
Adding kerb appeal to the functionality, choosing the most appropriate materials & dealing with practical challenges, like access, drainage, boundaries & levels often make front gardens interesting projects.
Using strong geometry & softening paving with planting & considering the key principles of simplicity and unity (with the house & surroundings) will usually result in a good front garden design.
Dealing with rainwater run-off is an important consideration, which reputable contractors will always show has been considered.
Attention should also be given to access on & off the driveway, security & lighting.