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Project Highlight- Arvada Landscape with Custom Fire Pit and Mountain Views

The landscape design includes patio space and a gas fire pit that allows easy enjoyment of the mountain views

Are you considering purchasing a new home? When you tour the lot, examine the adjacent views and how the site may be landscaped and used for outdoor living space. With a little foresight and a good design, the yard can be made into an inviting extension of your home for your family and guests alike.

For this project, located on the west side of Arvada, Colorado, we worked with the homeowners to take advantage of amazing mountain views, while adding value and convenience to their property. A sloped lot was redesigned to provide a flat lawn area and a secondary seating area with a custom gas fire pit. Pavers were used to soften the existing covered concrete patio, and a built-in outdoor kitchen and bar seating were added. Soft lighting provides security and ambiance in the evening, while the Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop for stunning sunsets.

The view from the back of the lot toward the house and outdoor kitchen

View of firepit with tiered lawn behind

The view from the leveled-off lawn are to the outdoor kitchen

The existing sloped backyard

Most builders will include a basic front yard landscape in the home price, but will leave the back yard as bare ground for you to improve however you wish. The design must be approved by the homeowners association. The proposed landscape will need to ensure proper drainage and shouldn’t have any negative impacts on your neighbors lots, or adjacent open space.

The front yard can always be redesigned as well. The front yard irrigation mainline and valves should already be in place, so the design can be modified pretty easily. This homeowner asked us to redesign the front yard simultaneously, and they plan to redo the front yard in a second phase. For the time being, they have completed their landscape, eliminating the bare dirt and allowing them to fully enjoy their new home and yard.

Pavers were installed over the concrete patio that came with the home

 

Enjoying a beer and the mountain views

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Outdoor Design Group Celebrates 10 Years in Business!

Ten years ago this month, I decided to venture out “on my own” to form Outdoor Design Group, Inc. working out of my house in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver  – It was the best move I’ve ever made.

A decade later, I couldn’t be prouder of all that this business has achieved.  From small residential gardens, to large commercial projects and housing developments, our list of completed projects is impressive by any measure.  We have also stayed true to the values that I started with:  hard work, honesty, integrity and outstanding customer service.

We’ve designed projects that have been built in the real world, not just imagined on paper but touched by hands and crafted through stone, earth, water, and living plants.  Along the way we’ve bettered the environment by creating sustainable landscapes that conserve water and resources.  And we have added value for our clients and have created quality places in our neighborhoods and communities.

But the best part of the last 10 years has been the lasting relationships that have been built- especially those with our customers.  There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone create their dream landscape or helping to fulfill their life’s ambitions through our part in their project.

I would like to thank my wife, Amanda for sticking by my side from the beginning when I came up with the crazy idea to start a business.  Without your encouragement and support we never would have survived those early years!  Last but not least, over the last several years as our team has grown I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated employees, consultants, and contractors one could ever ask for.  Our work could not be completed without your hard work and dedication –  Thank you very much!

 

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Happy Holidays from Outdoor Design Group!

 

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