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Creating Outdoor Living Areas

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Creating Outdoor Living Areas

Adding another dimension to your living area, will add more space for entertaining, give your family opportunity to get together for fun times and times of relaxation. There are so many ways to extend your living space, and one is with the addition of a patio, made of beautiful flagstone, very natural look, and a great place to put your patio table and chair set.

You will be enjoying the extra space, where you can barbeque, away from the house, but close enough, to bring all the things you need for a great outdoor party. Of course, there would be lighting spaced around this area, so you could use this outdoor space at all times of the day or night. What an enjoyable time to spend with your friends and loved ones.

You might want to extend this area to include a childrens play area somewhere a little farther back, away from the eating space. There could be a walkway, made from the same type of flagstones, running back to this area, with lighting situated along the path, so that the children could even play in the evening, and be loving the outdoors, and the benefits of the fresh air.

In between the two areas, could be found a lovely bubbling fountain, with some flowers growing around it, to bring even more interest and lovely sounds to your back yard. This could be placed in the middle of the pathway, with the flagstone guiding you to the back of the yard, where the children are playing. They will be intrigued by the different birds which will come and enjoy a drink once in a while, from the water source provided for their liking.

You might have a certain area on your property, which is very steep, and you find that you have trouble keeping the earth from washing away there. The perfect answer would be to have a retaining wall installed, with some lovely stones, either ones which are very natural looking, or the ones which will create a straighter look. You will know which one you would prefer, the straight look or curved.

You might be having a pool put into your back yard, then some concrete work would be needed for around the pool, to keep everything clean and tidy, while the people are walking from the change-room to the pool, for their dip. There are so many different kinds to choose from, that there will be some which you will especially want for your yard.

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About the Author:

Brett Pieratt is President of Award Winning San Diego Landscape Solutions Inc. We are a San Diego Landscape Contractor that provides custom landscape design and construction services in San Diego County. We create dream landscapes and more importantly, educate homeowners on how to streamline the process of hiring a landscape contractor and make it a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience.

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