Tag Archives: Outdoor Kitchen

Looking for Adventure? Head Out To Your Own Backyard!


Do you love to travel? The excitement of planning your next adventure whether that’s ecotourism or food tourism, getting out with your family, your friends or even on your own, and experiencing a new escapade is thrilling. Until you realize the expense, the time it takes to travel, and the challenges of finding someone to care properly for your pet. Then that adventure feels a bit more like a burden. No wonder staycations on are the rise!

Google searches of “staycation” have been up 10% year over year from 2011 – 2014, with a continued uptick the following years. From 2012 to 2015, staycations of two or more days within 50 miles of home doubled, with an expected average of three staycations per traveler in 2017. Why? Read Post

The Backyard BBQ You Could Have Had


Have you ever wished your house was the go-to spot for summer gatherings? We all look forward to backyard barbecues during the summer time, so why not build a backyard you can have a party at any time? Marc Funderburk, President of LandPatterns, says, “A house without a great backyard is like a house with no furniture. It’s somehow incomplete.”

 

Imagine the possibilities and great times ahead if you had a backyard worth sharing with your friends and family. There are a lot of considerations when designing the perfect backyard party pad. Every household is unique and deserves its own unique landscape design.

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Choosing a Landscaping Design Company: House Beautiful or Home Depot?


If wildflower season has you dreaming of spending more time outdoors with your family, you may be thinking about how to transform your landscape into a backyard oasis for relaxing, entertaining and living the good life. You might notice friends and neighbors donning garden gloves like the gauntlets of weekend warriors and bringing home potted plants from the hardware store to brighten up their yards.

 

And those optimistic weekend warriors? They’re probably not enjoying time out in their yards as much as they could, since their results didn’t exactly make for the best outdoor room.

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Building Your Dream Home? Make Sure your Castle fits your Kingdom


A beautiful, upscale home is marked not only by distinctive architectural elements, but also by a well-groomed exterior, complete with beautiful foliage, attractive furniture, and well-maintained walking paths, all of which join to create a cohesive, sophisticated look that instantly catches the eyes of passerby.

 

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that they can easily recreate the beautiful landscapes they’ve witnessed on Pinterest or in magazines, all on their own. They are invariably disappointed when they realize that there’s more to landscape design than the mere addition of a few plants or a stylish piece of furniture. Rather, landscape architecture is a sophisticated skilled discipline. A good landscape architect will transform a dull, lifeless property into a stunning oasis and a comfortable living space.

 

“We spend a lot of time listening to our clients, evaluating their needs and creating a unique landscape design that both enhances their current living environment as well as generates a beautiful space for them to enjoy,” said Marc Funderburk, president of LandPatterns. “Our goal is to ensure that every client is deeply satisfied with the outcome of their participation in our design process.  An intimate garden space, a unique pool environment or a large outdoor living area is the culmination of many intense hours of designing and coming to a complete understanding of who the client is and what they want.”

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Residential Landscaping Design – Experts Say Value Add!


When you think about the overall environment of your home, it’s natural to think about the landscaping, including elements such as water features, outdoor kitchens and outdoor media rooms. They expand the livable space, giving you and your family a unique place to hang out or entertain. But is that all they do?

 

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