It’s the perfect time to make the most use of your backyard. With limited options to get out of the house, a well-designed and functional backyard space has shifted to a priority for many of our homeowners. We’re seeing more requests for entertainment areas, custom-built grilling stations, and outdoor dining spaces -- and of course, we can’t forget swimming pools! Here’s a look at outdoor spaces we've recently completed and the features that accommodate seamless entertaining.
Homeowners looking to make the most of their Minnesota summers are incorporating pools as an added bonus for their kids and as they look to level-up entertaining for their friends and families.
By working with our team from the very beginning of designing your home, we are able to not only properly place your home on the lot for maximized use of backyard space, for example allotting room to place a pool; but we are also able to design proper allocations within your home for optimal functionality, like creating pathways conducive to wet spaces and lower-level bathrooms.
A pool house can also be a great addition to your backyard. They not only offer a space for guests to use the bathroom or change clothes while you are entertaining; but they can also store pool accessories, towels, and cleaning equipment. The opportunities of a pool house are unlimited to fill any needs of your home. We’ve seen our homeowners use this added space for a guest room, a bar and additional entertaining space, a playroom, a separate home office -- so many possibilities here!
Lounging areas are perfect for unwinding in the evenings or those relaxing conversations with family and friends as you enjoy your outdoor space. Lately, we’ve seen a massive shift in our industry with outdoor furniture options allowing you to bring more style and function into these spaces.
Our homeowners have been incorporating custom-built fireplaces along with heaters and fire tables to their patio spaces to inspire entertaining in all seasons, including the months of cooler Minnesota weather. Another added luxury to consider, automated retractable screens to keep those pesky bugs at bay!
Outdoor Dining Spaces
Open-concept areas that lead to outdoor spaces have also been a priority this past year. Incorporating bi-folding accordion-style doorways from the kitchen and dining to an outdoor patio has been the highlight of a few recent and upcoming projects. These innovative transitional spaces are great for entertaining as you blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors. They also create more natural light and bring scenic and expansive views into your home.
By bringing design elements of your exterior and interior to your outdoors you will create a captivating aesthetic to your surrounding scene. A few of our recent projects have included a range of natural rock features, green pines, and a plethora of hearty plants and trees.
A Backyard Playhouse
Take a look at a playhouse project we completed Summer of 2020. The perfect addition to your backyard for your kids!