A carefully planned and executed outdoor space looks and feels like an extension of your Buffalo Grove, IL, home. Everyone loves a well-designed outdoor space whose stylish, comfortable rooms radiate with inviting energy. Professional landscape contractors can help you make the most of your outdoor area by matching your wants and needs with the final results.
Inspect and Plan
A landscape contractor will first inspect the site and take notice of the potential best spots for, say, placing a fire or water feature or an outdoor kitchen and dining area. But the first step to making most of your outdoor space is determining the elements you want to be incorporated. Before starting the landscape renovation, you should decide how you’ll most likely use your newly developed outdoor space. For example, should the outdoor space be designed as a fun, family-friendly game area or a resort-like oasis that enchants with its Mediterranean style details and summer-y vibes? The landscape contractor can give you some recommendations on materials and their placement that will lead to creating the outdoor space of your dreams.
Recommend the Best Materials
Another thing to determine, besides the use of the space and its style, are the materials that you like the most and want to be a part of your outdoor living. Materials play a huge role in the overall quality and beauty of the finished product, so a landscape contractor can help you enhance the architecture of your house by recommending materials most suitable for your backyard. Double the family fun with an outdoor movie theater, a modern game court, or a private water park made of natural stone, wood, or stunning concrete pavers.
Divide the Outdoor Space
If you need to incorporate a retaining wall and steps in your backyard to prevent soil erosion and ensure better drainage, you can also use the retaining wall as a focal point that adds structure to your yard. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to decorate the wall with colorful flowers and perennials that will add life to the structure. The retaining wall can extend to a low wall that you can use for a seating area around the fire pit area or as a divider between outdoor rooms. Other options for a wall include using it as a storage unit for wood or other appliances.
Make the Most of Small Backyards
When done right, a small backyard design can accommodate a large group of people comfortably. For example, if you want an outdoor cooking and dining area, as well as a lounge spot but have a smaller outdoor space, a landscape contractor can help you achieve your design goals. On top of that, a landscape contractor can make your landscape appear visually larger. Even in a smaller backyard, you can still create a beautiful, vibrant outdoor garden. Plant containers and vertical gardens are popular for a reason. These elements tend to give you the flexibility to move the garden around easily and place them in different spots in the backyard. Besides, they make it possible to incorporate plants in a variety of heights, to draw the eye upward, away from your landscape’s smaller footprint.