Outdoor living spaces have come a long way since they were simply known as “backyards.”
Their rise can be traced back to the postwar period of the 1950s and 60s, when the U.S. economy had rebounded in a big, brash way. A chance to relax and the ability to spend one’s money on leisure were as refreshing as the ensuing swimming pool boom, and tasted nearly as good as those burgers that dad served up from the barbecue grill.
The more things change – the more they stay the same, of course. While today’s outdoor living spaces may be sleeker, their spirit remains a core facet of the American dream.
Here are just a few ways you can maximize your professionally designed outdoor living space’s potential to help make that dream come true:
- Extend your living area – Modern landscape design has taken the comforts of home beyond the living room walls. Screened porches and Mediterranean-inspired loggias can provide protection from the elements and insects, while offering multi-seasonal sanctuaries in which to work, read, dine, or decompress after a long day. Outdoor kitchens are now outfitted with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and all of the tools needed to dish up everything from hot dogs to a mushroom demi-glace.
- Entertain family and friends – From the patio to the pergola, outdoor living spaces have, hands down, become the entertainment hub of the home, perfect for deck parties that last long into the night, social sing-alongs gathered around the firepit, and some good, old-fashioned fun in the sun poolside.
- Connect with nature – Believe it or not, your backyard can make the world a better, healthier place with the addition of native plants, which reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides and provide a natural haven for fascinating animals and birds that are fun to observe.
- Kick back and relax – Spending time outdoors and around nature has been shown to alleviate symptoms of everything from stress to ADHD to depression. Soothing water features and meditative gardens can beautify your property while easing your mind.
Decades of design-build implementation has equipped the McHale Landscape team with a unique understanding of what clients are looking for in outdoor living spaces. Contact us today to find out how our skilled masons and horticulturalists can create a paradise vacation resort just a hop, skip, and a jump from your back door.