Outdoor Design Reveal! Outdoor Design Reveal!

Fresh ideas to show you from start to finish how you can transform your backyard into a private paradise for family or a “Come one, Come All” for friends and neighbors. Get excited, this is Reveal #2 from Paradise Restored Exterior Design – and you’re going to love it!

Outdoor Design

The Why

Touring the property with our homeowners, you quickly identify their love of the outdoors. They know trees and plantings by name and enjoy spending time in nature’s habitat. Why did they initiate an Outdoor Design? Simply because the sun was too intense where they BBQ’d in the late afternoons. (I am not kidding!) Also, the space had been used for multiple dog kennels by previous homeowners and it needed loads of TLC. Notice the area shown here in the before photo. It is incredible what can be done to transform a small, ‘just sitting there being useless’ space . . . Paradise Restored to the Rescue.

Collaborate with Your Designer – That’s what I’m talking About

Got Ideas? Outdoor Living daydreams? Where ya gonna go? Go To the Experts! Collaborating with your designer, you swap ideas while walking your property. From your first handshake, you’ll begin to see the outdoor design unfold as “What -if’s” are planted in your mind.  Your designer has all the resources to help you develop your vision. As you exchange ideas, confidence sets in and you know you’re in the right hands. It’s exhilarating! You’ll talk about it for days with your closest friends and family as you wait for your design plan to be delivered.

If you Build it . . .

Ugh! Construction! Yep, but whatcha’ gonna do? It’s actually an amazing process. The crews/team will be with you all the way as your outdoor oasis takes shape. This 3-sided outdoor fireplace room is jaw-droppingly beautiful . . .

Enough set up, Get to the Reveal Already!

Welcome to the Carey Property . . .

Now that you’ve seen it, whatcha think?

Is that an outdoor fireplace of your dreams? Not one, not two, but 3 sides! Extra fireplace ambiance! Pick your favorite spot to enjoy the crackle and pop, the woodsy smells, and the cozy warmth. Who doesn’t love a fireplace? And this one seats a crowd! It’s a stonework ‘work of art’.

This fun extension of living space right out the back door shows how much living you can fit into an outdoor space. A seat wall tucked near the garden is a special spot for a private chat. Two pub-style tables, one for the oldies, one for youngsters, makes it easy to gather-n-gab. Grab a hot-dog roasting stick and get to burning-your-dog! (we all know hot dogs taste better burnt)

But don’t forget the burgers & beer. One of this homeowners favorites, the grill area proudly displays one of his many antique beer signs! And we all know summertime is filled with gatherings where beer & burgers are star menu items. Just like this outdoor bar area!

A distinctive feature, the pergola attached to the gazebo boasts hanging plants on unique rope hangers. The homeowners wondered how to cohesively tie the space together . . . and came up with hanging plants. We applaud the creative rope design hangers they came up with. Well done!

Paradise Restored Landscape Designer: Phoebe Loconsolo         Photographer: Bill Burk, Be Burk Photography

Which outdoor fireplace style is right for you?

Okay, put a lid on it already!

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Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, Outdoor Decor


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