Outdoor Living Experiences
For an entire Outdoor Living Experience, your Landscape Professional will collaborate with a number of differing specialists that will bring the best of the outdoor to your home.
The outdoor space will be comfortable, functional and beautiful. There may be many technologies utilized in the project that will truly make your outdoor space wonderfully livable!
Some outdoor spaces, such as a patio, can be just that...a patio. But to have an “Outdoor Living Experience”, think bigger...much bigger. Think of the EXPERIENCES that could be achieved in your yard.
• Movie theater with a big outdoor screen
• Gourmet kitchen
• Protection from weather and insects
• Sports and activities
• Lake / Water related activities
A simple fire pit, for example, can be upgraded to a gas-operated raised fire pit with a remote starting switch. A large fireplace can add tons of ambiance to your outdoor living experience. Think about adding a hearth, a chimney, and flanking wood storage boxes on the sides.
A simple patio can be upgraded to a outdoor living space ‘to-die-for’!!! Think about an overhead pergola with a shade screen. Call on a specialist to incorporate insect control. Also think about calling on another specialist who can install a water feature. This water feature can add loads of enjoyment!!! Look at the Koi fish, hear the babbling waterfall, and see the birds come to visit and get a bath. Your experience doesn’t need to end there! Make sure you have an irrigation specialist install irrigation in order to keep the planting beds looking lush and you won’t need to hamper your outdoor living experience by having to hand water the plants.
If you are an active family, your outdoor living experience may benefit from installing a swimming pool with a shower house, or a horseshoe pit or a bocce ball court. The ideas are endless! We live in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, so we have to include the lakes as part of our outdoor living experience! Make sure your experience of walking to the dock is safe and free of hazards (like rocks and roots). A small patio that overlooks the lake may be just what you’re looking for. It would be a place to soak up some sun, or read a book or just watch the boats go by.
If you have small children, you may want to incorporate activities for small children in your outdoor living experience. How about a ‘Children’sGarden’? In a garden for children, you can teach them an appreciation for nature and gardening. They can be responsible for growing and tending to some of the plants. You could also consider making a place for a playground or play set. Perhaps a sandbox? Maybe an area where they can ride their bikes or draw with chalk for a game of hopscotch.
When you have an amazing place on your property to have amazing outdoor living experiences, it benefits you in many ways. Not only will you love your property, love your gatherings, and love your weekends, your property will increase in value. It’s a win-win situation!!!