Whether you’re interested in creating an outdoor hangout spot for your family or the perfect dinner party venue, an outdoor living space can give your backyard a new life. Outdoor living spaces make a yard more functional, reduce water needs, and increase home values.
Features commonly found in outdoor living spaces include outdoor structures, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, landscape lighting, and water features. Outdoor structures, such as decks, patios, and arbors, are typically the centerpiece of an outdoor living space, though many homeowners are now taking the kitchen outside with outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Landscape lighting is another popular feature because it creates atmosphere while increasing visibility and security. Water features, like ponds and fountains, are beautiful and calming additions.
Design/build firms can provide recommendations to help make your outdoor living dream a reality. With architectural and practical knowledge and experience, they can help you tackle any drainage or erosion issues that might arise. Many design/build firms offer other landscaping services as well, including the installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and ornamental plants. For more information, contact one of our Best Picks.