When we traditionally speak of living space, we are referring to the actual living space inside your home. We live inside and visit the outside at small intervals to enjoy all it has to offer. Grass, flowers, fresh air, sun and of course lots of fun! Well, one of the hottest trends for homeowners, per HGTV, is creating outdoor space that is truly outdoor living space. No, we don’t mean that you pitch a tent and start a campfire to increase your living space, although you can do that if it’s your style! We mean an outdoor space that is designed and created for your everyday use. Back yards are not just for barbeques anymore.
Creating a space outdoors that is useful to your family doesn’t have to be a crazy thought. It can start with something as simple the addition of an outdoor oven and fire pit. Then adding some comfortable seating and a table to dine at. Don’t forget a prep area close by the oven for your convenience. Now you have truly started on your journey to creating some outdoor living space.
If a fire pit and outdoor cooking doesn’t appeal to your family than maybe it’s just an outdoor patio to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Add some natural appeal to your outdoor area by using some common items like rocks, flowers, flowing water (because stagnant water is a mosquito breeding haven), and flora. A stone pathway can change the feel of any space. Stone walkways just seem to invite you to have a relaxing leisurely stroll along their winding way. Whether you use flat pavers, cultured stone our some native stones it will surely be a path to enjoy for years to come. Add a lovely pergola for a classic effect.
Here at Schendel Lawn and Landscape, we specialize in all aspects of lawn care and maintenance. We do all projects, no matter the size! We can design, build and maintain your whole property’s landscape. We have design experts, who not only know what’s the latest in trending designs; they also take into consideration the technical aspects of proper drainage and making and keeping your property safe. We work with both commercial and residential clients and we look forward to talking to you about your landscaping and lawn needs.
Originally Published: 03/27/2015