By Mark Johnson
Transform your backyard into the ultimate retreat.
Whether you love to entertain or prefer quiet evenings relaxing outside, LandMark Construction and Renovations can turn your dream outdoor living space into a reality. Before you begin, it’s important to evaluate three main areas: Function, Primary Features and Budget.
If your ideal evening is spent reading a book and sipping wine, consider adding a cozy screened-in porch to your home. It’s the perfect extension of your living space that allows you to soak up all those beautiful summer nights sans mosquitos and bugs.
If you like to entertain, an outdoor kitchen and dining area could be just the ticket. It allows you to interact with your guests, while keeping the crowd-sized messes outside. This outdoor option can be as simple as installing an island with a built-in grill, or it can be “full-service” with state-of-the-art culinary equipment.
If you’re tired of fighting crowds at the local pool, have you considered taking the plunge? Installing an inground pool and poolside patio will create an oasis that’s sure to provide the backdrop for family memories that will last a lifetime.
Once you’ve determined how you’ll be using your new outdoor living space, now comes the fun part– deciding which feature you want to be your focal point. There are several ways to create a focal point in your outdoor living area. Fireplaces, water features, pergolas, arbors, gazebos and bars are some of the most popular.
Of course, your primary feature should correlate with your chosen function. For instance, if you want to primarily use your space for entertaining, an inground pool or bar may be the perfect focal point.
If you desire peaceful solitude and privacy, you’ve got several choices. Fireplaces & water features offer tranquil sights & sounds. Built-in planters on your deck or patio can be used for strategically placed plantings, such as shrubs or dwarf trees. A trellis or pergola covered with flowering vines also may be considered. These options make an ideal focal point for a relaxing private retreat.
When it comes to any home renovation, the big question at hand is often the budget. Just like with any indoor renovation, creating an outdoor living space requires you to map out a budget beforehand.
Things to consider when budgeting are items for which you’re willing to splurge on and those you can economize. Bear in mind that a wide array of materials and prices are available for most features – that’s where we can help.
Fall is a great time to work on your outdoor projects, so they will be ready to enjoy next spring. LandMark Construction and Renovations will partner with you to design and build your project.
So what are you waiting for? Contact LandMark Construction and Renovations and get ready to transform your outdoor living area into a space that will make your living room jealous.
Visit our website at www. LCRbuilt.com to view our photo gallery of outdoor living renovations.
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