Posted: 19/09/2014 at 14:52
It may be less deep than you think Kai, and since you're saying it's a bit ropey anyway, you could probably tackle it with a sledgehammer and bag it to take away. I've broken up concrete quite easily that way
You can then fill in with soil to match the level of the rest of the grass and either turf or reseed.
I take it the area at the bottom of the pic is where your house is? You can create a simple, small space with gravel or paving there, to give you an alternative little seating/dining area near your back door. Ideal for a cuppa or a glass of wine after a hard day! That way you can make the most of sunny areas you have too. If you're going to have children, the bigger lawn would be a benefit, and you'll spend more time out there once you have them - swings, slides and sandpits
Quick note about that brick wall - if it's not yours you can't attach anything directly to it, but you could plant some shrubs along the front, including some scented ones as it would be next to a seating area, or you could put in some posts and trellis independent of the wall, for climbers. It largely depends how much time you have for maintenance too. Sweet peas are handy for summer scent and colour so that's a cheap way of getting some quick impact next summer.