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Outdoor Living Space Inspiration

Outdoor Living Space Inspiration

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Planning an outdoor living area can be overwhelming. You may be stuck between ideas, struggling to fit your criteria into one space, or at a loss as to where to start. Whatever phase of day-dreaming or decision-making you’re in, we’ve got your back! Keep reading for outdoor living space inspiration.

Our goal is to design a yard that suits your personality, fulfills your needs, and caters to your lifestyle. The more you know what you want, the easier that is to achieve. Whether you’re just getting started or have been planning your project for years, referencing inspiration photos is a great way to figure out your likes and dislikes. Take a look at some of our top hardscape designs for outdoor living space inspiration and find the materials, elements, and layouts to incorporate (or exclude) in your space.

The All-in-One

Outdoor Living Space Inspiration

Why limit yourself to one eye-catching element when you could have three or four? These clients took advantage of their overhead space with a pergola and added a fire pit to the patio below. The curved stone wall creates a cozy atmosphere by providing extra seating and minimizing harsh edges.

Sunshine and Pool Time

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There’s nothing like having a pool right in your own backyard! They look fantastic, add value to your home, and provide a means of entertainment and exercise for all age groups. This fiberglass model has an attached spa that’s perfect for relaxing and easing sore muscles.

Grill Masters – Outdoor Grilling Station

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Outdoor kitchens make gameday grill-outs, family get-togethers, and Sunday afternoons ten times more convenient and fun! Personalize yours with a drink rail, different appliances, built-in storage, or granite counters. This client added a bartop to their grill station. Using the same stone veneer for the backsplash creates balance and heightens visual intrigue.

Go Big or Go Home – The Outdoor Fireplace

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For those wanting to utilize their patio year-round, outdoor fireplaces are the way to go! These features come in a variety of styles and materials, and can be customized with attached seating walls, wood storage boxes, or tv mounts. Whether you’re adding to an existing patio or starting from scratch, an outdoor fireplace is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

To Step or Not to Step

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Slopes can be irritating; especially when they limit your design options. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make them work in your favor. This project is a great example of turning a grade irregularity into a focal point. Rather than level their yard, these homeowners opted to install a set of stone steps and flower beds. Remember – functional elements can be practical and attractive!

Hungry for more inspiration? Check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Zenfolio to see more past projects. Or, if you’re ready to jump into planning your outdoor space, visit our website to schedule a design consultation!

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