Whether you want a small nook where you can take your book and coffee for a peaceful hour or a large, covered terrace where you can entertain a crowd of 20 or more people, outdoor living areas can consist of many different features based on your desired use of the space available. We can help you create an outdoor space that is a natural extension of your home, including but not limited to:
- Covered or open decks, arbors and gazebos
- Fireplaces and fire pits
- Outdoor kitchens
- Dining areas
- Pool houses
- Stone patios
- Under-deck dry systems with ceiling fans
Fire Pits: Great for any Season
Southerners love eating and outdoor entertaining with family and friends. That’s one of the reasons why in recent years, more and more homeowners have added outdoor kitchens, complete with cooking surfaces, sinks and even refrigerators. But what if your style is more low-key? Perhaps your outdoor cooking skills don’t extend beyond s’mores, or your idea of a nice evening includes a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire. A great option for you may be a fire pit. Simply speaking, a fire pit is any form of enclosed campfire. It can be as simple as a hole in the ground surrounded by stones, or as elaborate as a custom stone creation with a gas supply. Fire pits can burn wood, gas or even glass. The fact that they lend themselves to a variety of styles is one reason why fire pits have become so popular. Another reason for their popularity is that fire pits provide heat. This makes them an ideal way to entertain outdoors during the fall when the weather is cool and crisp. If you’re interested in a fire pit, first you need to determine the optimal site for your fire pit. For safety reasons, it should be in an open area, away from your house and any brush or overhanging branches. In addition, you want avoid areas with a lot of foot traffic or play equipment. Because you need some kind of patio for it to be placed on, installation of a fire pit is a great opportunity for a custom hardscape. It can also be incorporated with a stone wall, pool, fountain or other outdoor features. One common design is to mirror the round shape of the fire pit with curving or semi-circular walls that also provide seating. Our professional landscape designers can plan and install a custom fire pit for you. It’s sure to be a favorite place in your yard for many years to come.
Invest in Your Home with a Chic Outdoor Living Area
A chic outdoor living area should include a space for sitting and relaxing, a table or workspace, a base or floor, architectural elements, decorative elements and your favorite plants. The way to start thinking about your outdoor living space is to take inventory of everything you have and want to use as part of your outdoor living space. Our landscape designers can also assist you with creating the layout of your outdoor area if you need assistance. Some people choose to utilize their existing grass or turf for their outdoor flooring space. This creates a natural floor that accompanies any style. Other people prefer concrete or even stone, depending on the space. Pavers are also a great added touch to any yard or garden. Another great design element you can incorporate into your outdoor living area is a water feature, such as a tranquil waterfall or a koi pond, all of which Oasis can design and install. Flowers, shrubs and trees also add to the aesthetics of a yard, or can be used for other reasons like shade or privacy. An outside project is a great investment for your home and adds curb appeal as well. The professionals at Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation can help make your outdoor living dreams come true. Call us today at 770-913-9033 for more information or request a free estimate.