Tips for Planning an Outdoor Makeover

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April 1st, 2019

Cabana Outdoor Kitchen

Covered patio with built-in grill & bar for entertaining.

Planning an outdoor space takes time and patience. Here are some tips to help you get started whether you are planning to spruce up an existing outdoor space or if you are starting with a blank canvas. Oasis Outdoor Living & Landscapes will help you focus on the end result and not get overwhelmed with the process.

Here is a checklist to keep you on track and ready to realize your dream of an outdoor space you can enjoy for years to come.

STEP 1: GET INSPIRED

Before you get started, take some time to explore the options and consider what your goals are for the space. Do you want an area conducive to entertaining large groups? Are you looking for more of a quiet space to read and reflect?

Take a look at our project gallery to get ideas on what you might like for your outdoor space.

You will also want to consider issues like design schemes and kid-friendliness. Think about entertaining areas outdoors for your kids. As they get older, they want to spend more time with their friends — outdoor living spaces with patios and built in seating including fireplaces or fire pits are great places for friends to gather and socialize. Not only will you have the “cool house” to hangout, you will get to spend more time with your own family too because they won’t always be running over to a “friends” house.

Take a look at some of our Projects to get ideas on what you might like for your own backyard.

STEP 2: START PLANNING

Think about how you will use your space and what your goals are for entertaining.

Our team will work with you and help bring your vision to life, whether it is mocking up your design with a 3D drawing or helping you pick out materials. We can easily show you design revisions during the planning process.

What are you currently missing in your backyard that you want? Do you want to start fresh or are you looking to add on to an existing space?

What are your priorities?

  • Are you looking for shade?
  • Do you want more seating?
  • Is privacy your main concern?
  • Is grilling most important?

Consider your budget and we will work with you to find and affordable solution. With creative planning and realistic budgeting will find solutions with our expertise.

STEP 3: START TRANSFORMING

Once you have agreed upon the design details, be sure to discuss the particulars of the installation process so that everyone is on the same page in terms of time tables, disruptions and overall expectations.

STEP 4: ADD SOME STYLE

For many people, this is the “fun” part. Modern outdoor living design mirrors indoor design trends in a number of ways — including furniture, rugs, throw pillows, lighting and decorative accessories.

Fire pit

Cozy fire pit with colorful pillows for extra comfort. Drape a blanket over a chair and a glass of wine and you are ready to enjoy the fire.

Enjoy filling your space with outdoor versions of all of your favorite indoor comforts, including appliances, sound equipment and tech gadgets.

STEP 5: ENJOY!

Now it’s time to enjoy living in your new outdoor space. You can sit back and relax and create memories with your friends and family for many years to come. You have created an Oasis Outdoor with spaces where you can relax, celebrate, entertain, reflect, warm up, grill and so much more.

Ready to get started? Tell us what your considering for your outdoor space and Request a Consultation Here.

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