A beautiful, well-designed landscape has a big impact on your home’s appearance and property value. It can also create comfortable outdoor spaces with year-round opportunities for activities and entertaining. If you longed for added style or more inviting atmosphere in your back yard this year, here are some projects to consider NOW for enjoyment next Spring.
A beautiful new patio will expand indoor living space and provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities and entertaining. With many great materials to choose from, like concrete, brick, natural stone, flagstone and slate, it’s easy to find something that compliments the existing colors and materials on your home. Most patio materials are now available in pavers that come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. These thinner, lighter-weight pavers are easy, fast and sometimes even less expensive to install than traditional poured patio materials. Whatever the style of your house and the size of your yard, a new paver patio will create an outdoor space with style, easy maintenance, and years of enjoyment for outdoor activities.
For homeowners who love to cook and entertain, an outdoor kitchen is the perfect outdoor feature. Outdoor kitchens can create living space with year-round enjoyment. Whether its hamburgers on the grill with the kids, gourmet dinners with friends, or festive backyard parties, an outdoor kitchen makes cooking and dining outdoors fun and easy. An outdoor kitchen can be customized to fit the size of your patio, the style of your home and your budget requirements. It can be equipped with state-of-the-art cooking equipment like gas, electric or wood burning grills, smokers, deep fryers and pizza ovens, as well as under-the-counter refrigerators, wine coolers and convenient accessories. Today’s outdoor kitchens can be designed to rival even the best gourmet indoor kitchen.
There’s no faster way to create a gorgeous back yard than with beautiful landscaping. Whether your yard is large or small, adding a variety of trees, shrubs and colorful flowers will add instant beauty and ambiance to your home and yard. Landscaping softens hard edges of architectural house materials and hard surfaces like patios, walkways and retaining walls. Trees and shrubs add height and depth, while lush green foliage adds texture and visual interest. Blooming plants and flowers add fragrant scents that attract beneficial birds and butterflies. The fall and winter months are actually an ideal time to plant many trees and shrubs as they have the time to develop a deep root system underground before warmer weather arrives. What better way to enjoy your back yard and the beauty of nature next Spring?