Outdoor Living Spaces
Outdoor Makeover and construction Professional landscape designers and landscape architects have proven time and again that they have the creative eye to turn any Outdoor Living Space you can dream into a reality. We combine our landscape architecture expertise with the ideas you bring to the table and create the perfect oasis for your Outdoor Living Space. Our goal at Outdoor Makeover is to create the perfect getaway in your own backyard.
What Needs To Be Considered When Designing An Outdoor Living Space?
When our landscape designers are planning an Outdoor Living Space there are many factors to be taken into consideration. For starters, we look at the size, functionality, and accessibility of the area, then we also need to consider the desired materials to be used and the Architecture of the home.
With all that considered we would then want to decide the look and feel the client is looking for. Do you want a wooden structure, decks and porches, or a hardscape patio using pavers or flagstone? Both options have great things to offer. We would also want to consider the level of the kitchen or a proximity of the basement bar area and ease of access to get back and forth for your entertaining needs.
Many people may also want to consider, the very popular idea of adding a fire feature such as a fire pit or fireplace. Budget can often play a role in this decision with fire pits coming in at a lower cost. An outdoor fire pit is often either round or square and give us the option of being able to sit around the fire pit. Many are often created with a retaining/seat wall. A Fireplace is placed facing and not centered to the patio area. Another factor to consider when thinking about a fire pit or fireplace is whether you want a gas or wood burning, often times we may find ourselves using it more often with gas due to the ease of getting it started, and not having to clean it up nor storing wood and hauling it around.
There are many accessories we can add when creating an Outdoor Living Space to truly add your lifestyle to it, making blend nicely with your home such as:
- Electrical Outlets & Fixtures
- Outdoor Ceiling Fan
- Outdoor Curtain
- Outdoor Showers
- Running Gas to Grills
- Space Heater
- Running Gas Line to Fire Pits & Fireplaces
- Construction of Outdoor Kitchen Islands
- Running Water to Outdoor Sink
- Installation of Water Faucets
- Running TV Cables
When we think about designing an Outdoor Living Space, we want to think about how this will improve the look and add to our quality of life. But we also need to design an inviting and enticing surrounding space to bring us to our outdoor living space. Adding pleasant smelling flowers softens the lines of our home and yard design, giving us the feel of nature and the outdoors, while also adding a nice flow to the architecture of our home. Will you be entertaining in the space or will this be your own private oasis? Last but not least one important factor we consider, as a designer, is how this plays into any drainage and ensuring it doesn’t create any drainage issues. To create a space that stays looking beautiful, you need to have the right designer who will consider much more than just installing a space, but to make sure your space is as beautiful for years to come.