One of the most radical precepts of midcentury modern design was blurring the dividing line between indoors and the outside world. Inspired by a philosophy that embraced and celebrated nature, Richard Neutra, Joseph Eichler, Rudolf Schindler and many other architects of their generation let the outdoors in with generous window walls, louvers and sliding glass doors. The approach made especially good sense in Southern California, where the weather… Read More >>
Oftentimes patios, porches and other outdoor spaces are sadly neglected collectors of cobwebs and dead plants. But they don’t have to be. The wealth of options for outdoor spaces means your patio can be transformed into a luxe outdoor living and entertainment space, whether you’re looking to spend a lot or a little. Here are… Read More >>
This week, we wanted to offer a few ideas to maximize your summer outdoor living experience. In addition to rinsing the dust and debris off the pavers and cleaning up tables and chairs, you’ll want to consider some of these suggestions for your outdoor summer sanctuary as well. Read On >>
Now is a good time to think about and plan for enrichment items in your landscape. As you develop your landscape plans for the spring and throughout the year, consider designing and constructing enrichment items which will enhance the aesthetics of the property and bring personal enjoyment to your family and guests. This is your great outdoors; therefore make the best of it while considering cost, sustainability effects, and environmental-friendliness… Read More >>
Freezing temperatures and snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead. A few precautions can help protect you from serious losses and disruptions this season… Read More >>
In the past few years, members of the Kaiser family have radically transformed the back yard of their Ho-Ho-Kus home, starting with a patio, a deck and a built-in barbecue.
Drainage projects came next, followed by additional plantings, exterior lighting and, finally, a full-sized pool.
“My husband likes to grill and I like not to cook,” said Michelle Kaiser, who said their three teenagers adore the pool and their extended family from the city loves to visit the great outdoors. “As the years have gone by, we’ve been able to make it into the space that we really love and really can use.”
Creating outdoor living spaces is one of the hottest trends in landscape architecture, local and national experts say.
The Spring Issue of Outdoor Living Magazine is here, jam-packed with a
host of great outdoor living related articles, videos, photos and much
more. A must read for Homeowners and Professionals.
It’s jam-packed with a host of great articles, videos, photos and much more.
Choosing which outdoor kitchen components should be included in your dream outdoor project can be quite a challenging task. For one, you should consider your budget, the space available, your cooking needs, and the like. In short, it can be rather confusing if you don’t know exactly what to do.
Your outdoor living space is yearning to be decorated and filled with your dream outdoor furniture. But your preference should not be the sole consideration in making your outdoor space a truly inviting haven. Here are some tips to successfully create your own corner of relaxation outside the walls of your home