At one time, a simple patio and maybe a play set was enough to designate a backyard as a place to spend a portion of the weekend. Today’s outdoor living spaces, however, can be home to landscape elements that encourage you to spend a lot more time outdoors and do many of the same activities that you would if you were indoors.
Landscaping companies have elevated the ordinary outdoor backyard into a truly special and functional living space. They do this in many ways that can bring calm and peacefulness to your hectic schedule, as well as provide a way to entertain those you love most.
Entertainment Under the Sky
If watching your favorite teams play is your idea of a great day, then a landscape company can install a TV in a weatherproof environment so that you can relax outside with your favorite snacks and drinks while outside. Watching with friends can be a fun way to spend time together as you root for your team. Consider adding a covered bar where you can keep the drinks cold (or heat them up) and keep the supplies for your snacks handy.
Incorporating a fire feature like a fireplace or fire pit can allow you to use your outdoor space for longer into the year or even just to light up on a summer night when you want to roast marshmallows. A fire feature is a natural gathering spot for guests as they relax by the fire to chat and catch up on life. Surround a fire feature with comfortable outdoor furniture, fluffy pillows, and snuggly throws, and you have a spot that has all of the amenities of your living room but with a starry sky overhead.
Taking the Chef Outside
If you love to cook and entertain, then maybe an outdoor kitchen is what you need. It can be as elaborate or simple as you choose while still keeping the messy preparation outdoors. The essentials like a grill, a sink for cleaning up, and a refrigerator can be complemented by other features like a pizza oven, a cooktop, cabinets for storage, and so much more.
Maximizing Your Space with a Pool
Perhaps installing a swimming pool has been in the back of your mind for a while—there is no time like the fall to incorporate a pool into your landscape. Because landscape companies tend to be less busy during the cooler season, they may be able to install a swimming pool more quickly than normal and sometimes for a lower price.
While a swimming pool is clearly fun for the kids, it can also be used to improve your overall health. Swimming laps on a daily basis is an excellent exercise for any age to improve cardiovascular health, lose weight, and increase lung function. Plus, it looks so beautiful lit up at night that it can become the place where you love to relax after a long day.
A landscape design/build company has all of the tools to take your ideas and bring them to reality. With a skilled design team and the equipment for installation, they have the ideas and experience you need to have the outdoor living space that works best for your life. From patios to outdoor kitchens to game courts, an expert landscape company can develop the kind of outdoor space you have always wanted, overseeing every detail from start to finish.