Garden Variety Pleasure
Southern Californians love of the outdoors transforms our gardens into a haven for leisure and pleasure and, an increase in property value. Verdant green, flowers, shrubbery, privacy, a small herb garden.Increase your actual living space by enhancing its functionality, then sit back and watch the whole family and your friends, spend more and more time there.
A reading retreat or hardscape area are available in reasonably priced styles, with attractive outdoor furnishings, designed and weatherproofed for the hot days of summer. Low maintenance, minimal water requirements, some sun, some shade and a nice view from the house are easy to design. Take advantage of current retail specials with colorful succulents, trendy pots and eye-catching sculptures that create zones with attractive focal points.
Eliminate almost entirely the transition from indoor to outdoor by blending seamlessly with sliding or folding doors that open wide or, frameless glass walls.
There are many options available to provide outdoor comfort and shade, from simple slatted wood patio covers to fully constructed stucco outdoor living rooms. Retractable patio covers are increasingly popular; their versatility offers shade when you want it and sun when you don’t. Easily adjusted awning controls allow changing from one to the other almost effortlessly. Frames come with cables or structures of metal, wood or stone. Weatherproof fabrics and screen awnings provide full or filtered sun, UV protection, and optional rain coverage.
Today’s design aesthetics call for simplicity, open space, and clean lines. Outdoor kitchens, barbecues, fireplaces, and fire pits make socializing outside enticing, including during cooler evening temps. Use simple architectural items and enhance functionality with a water feature or birdbath, a gazebo, a well-placed hammock, or a handsome dining table and chairs. You’ll be delightfully lured there.
Say goodbye to your tired backyard. Instead, be drawn to a space you look forward to going to, for those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer….twilight, dusk and evenings, too.