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How To Define Your Outdoor Space

Published by Publié par Daphne Dubois on le Jul 3, 2020 11:37:44 AM

Working with a large piece of flat land? Layering and defining your landscape with pavilions or areas allows you to create intimate areas in your outdoor space. Segmenting your exterior will create focus around your favorite features such as waterfalls and flower beds, or help other features such as hot tubs blend in. It’s a dynamic way to keep the eye moving fluidly while telling a singularly chic story.

Infuse function and beauty through contrasting colors, textures and mosaic patterns at ground level that will create separation between dining and lounging. Break up your space even further with a lower firepit area and privacy wall for the ultimate late-night leisure that will convert a standard space into a warm welcome. Outdoor living is in! The key is to create an experience in your backyard. Keep reading to learn how to design the ultimate outdoor living experience.

Fun-in-the-sun afternoons

Fun-in-the-sun days are filled with outdoor activities. Swimming pools are a great addition to a backyard, not only for fun-filled days, but also because they add value to your home. If you’d prefer a smaller addition to your yard, why not try a small dipping pool? Or a hot tub? Define a space in your backyard for your hot tub, add a privacy wall and some lights for the ultimate outdoor experience! If you’re looking to create a space the whole family can play around in, select an area of your yard and install a volleyball net, mini-putt, or even a game like cornhole. The key here is defining a space that is meant for activities!  

1-intro_F_V2_2020-CA060_DSC3325Featured products: Blu Grande Smooth patio slab and Raffinato Smooth retaining wall 

The ultimate dining experience

Fire up the grill! After spending an entire day in the sun, splashing around in the pool, or playing in the yard, it’s time to sit down and eat. When planning your backyard space, think of incorporating a kitchen and dining area. Customize your personal outdoor kitchen and add a nice table and chairs for the ultimate outdoor dining experience! Define this space by designing an L-shaped kitchen with retaining walls, or by adding a few plants around it.

4-ultimate-dining_V2_2020-US077_A7R6243Featured products: Blu 60 patio slab 

Wind down by the fire

Once your belly is full from all that barbecue, why not wind down by the fire and watch the sunset? Maybe even enjoy some roasted marshmallows for dessert! Adding a space with a fire pit and comfortable seating area is a must when designing for the ultimate outdoor living experience. Add in a privacy wall to define the space with some integrated lights for a starry night feel and you're good to go! You can also define the space by building custom seating with retaining wall stones that surround the fire pit. 

5-firepit_F_V2_2020-US075_DSC1511Featured products: Hexa 60 patio slab and Borealis retaining wall 

Helping you define spaces 

When planning your outdoor space and creating distinct areas, one must think of the products and features that will help them distinguish each area. Retaining walls are a great way to separate spaces in your backyard, either by building flower beds, or water fountains, etc. Another great way to define space is by using edges. As you can see in the picture below, our Borealis edge was used to, at the same time, define and connect each area. The addition of the privacy wall and the surrounding foliage helps segment the space even more. You can clearly distinguish the fire pit feature from the outdoor kitchen and mini-put area.  

6-Helping-you-define-spaces_ImageAfterFeatured products: Hexa 60 patio slab, Borealis retaining wall and Graphix retaining wall 

It’s all about creating an experience. Just like the indoors, different areas serve different purposes. Now that you’ve planned out your outdoor space, discover the products that will help you bring your design to life!



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