July 25, 2019
Create the ideal outdoor sanctuary for your client
More homeowners are looking to expand their living areas by creating outdoor living spaces to entertain or just to relax and enjoy. Depending on your client's budget and yard size, there are unlimited options available to them no matter the scale or price.
When it comes to decks, there are a lot of options. First consider which materials to use from pressure-treated wood or wood-composite. They all have their pros and cons. Wood is a a good option if you want to save on costs, but avoid it if your client wants a low-maintenance deck and doesn't want to restain it. Choose wood-composite for homeowners looking for decking that won't rot and never needs to be finished and don't mind paying more for it.
According to Lawn & Landscape, firepits with seating in the round and fireplaces, which make spaces feel more like interior living rooms, are common requests. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 2018 trends survey, revealed that nearly 70 per cent of projects were expected to include an outdoor fire pit or fireplace. These design elements add an additional layer of coziness and extend the season for sitting outdoors.
Outdoor kitchens are trending
Outdoor kitchens are way more than a grilling area. Many homeowners are looking to upgrade their backyard barbecues with beautiful and functional additions. The sizes can vary, and designs can be simple or complex, depending on your client's budget. You can build outdoor kitchens with a variety of materials like stone, concrete or wood with sleek metal appliances. Some outdoor kitchens include refrigerated drawers to keep beverages cool for company. Wood-fired outdoor pizza ovens are also very popular.
As you can see, there are many creative ideas to choose from when building an outdoor sanctuary for your client to enjoy for years to come.