Outdoor Oasis

What does your outdoor oasis look like? We had the pleasure of helping this client create theirs. Check out these before and afters!

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2015

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2015

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Are you ready for your outdoor parties?

Preparation is everything when it comes to a big event at your home, so begin preparing for your parties early. Whether it is a graduation party, Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding or your seasonal 4th of July party; you do not want to be caught at the last minute scrambling to get on the schedule to finish that paver project, or new landscape, or just a touch up of your existing landscape. Another thing that you may want to consider is the general maintenance of your outdoor kitchen. After many seasons of use your grill should be gone over with a thorough cleaning and general review to make sure that all systems are working at peak efficiency. Nobody wants to have a grill malfunction in the middle of barbequing for all of your guests. Please call us so we can get you on the schedule and make sure that your landscape is in order for any of your upcoming events.

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2014

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2014

If you do not have an outdoor kitchen and you are looking at getting one, there are many options to consider when deciding on materials to construct it. Materials that can be considered are: pavers, stone veneer, house brick or even stucco. These materials can be used to either blend in with existing materials to make it look like it was always there, or you can go with a material that will pop and draw attention to the space as a focal point. Just as if it were part of your home, counter tops are also a very important part of the decision, but one must consider durability because this space will be exposed to the elements year round. Material options to consider are; granite, concrete or natural stone. Finishing touches will be determined by the needs of the client; how large of a grill is needed, how many cabinets, drawers, burners, whether or not running water is needed etc.

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2014

© Great Lakes Landscape Design, 2014

If grilling is a passion, nothing beats a custom outdoor kitchen that you can entertain guests around and have as a great focal point in your back yard. Call us today for your consultation.