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Live outside the box by blurring lines between indoors, outdoors

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 >>

Plan the enrichment of the great outdoors

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 >> 

 

Outdoor living alters landscape for homeowners

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.

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