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2022 Better Outdoor Living Design Trends

Homeowners have experienced global influences over the last couple of years that are changing how people expect to live. Now that they are proving to endure, most families are currently in the early stages of adapting to them. It’s impossible to ignore how the pandemic changed daily commuting to telecommuting for so many. According to a study conducted by LinkedIn, before the pandemic, one of 67 jobs was remote. Today, one of seven is remote. It’s predicted that many employees may never return to a daily commute. As working at home becomes a new norm, families will adapt to these

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How To Choose Between 3 Season and 4 Season Rooms

To be boxed in is a common feeling. It describes the experience of feeling restricted or limited in one’s options.  This is a feeling many homeowners experience when they embark on important landscaping projects, those that typically require a significant investment. Nobody likes to make mistakes, to build something that may solve one problem when, if it had been better planned, could have created multiple outdoor living options.  3 season and 4 season rooms, for instance, enable homeowners to enjoy an outdoor space over the course of multiple seasons. They give you the freedom to enjoy an environment that is

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Landscape Lighting Techniques That Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

To see a light at the end of a tunnel. To offer a ray of light. To have a light bulb moment. We recognize the inherent truth in these idioms because the concept of light extends far beyond the literal meaning of illumination. Light has become synonymous with respite, hope, and clarity. It is for this reason that Architectural Landscape Design takes great pleasure in offering our clients lighting options that will completely change outdoor living spaces, both on a literal and metaphorical level. Let’s take back the light, one outdoor arena at a time. Pools, Spas, and Ponds The

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Aluminum vs. Wood: The Best Material to Build a Pergola

Have you ever experienced one of those sweltering summers where it feels like you just can’t get enough shade? That’s where pergolas can come into play. Pergolas are a trendy backyard landscaping element that offers relief from the shade by casting shadows in different directions throughout the day. Installing and maintaining a pergola is easy, especially when you pick out the right pergola materials to withstand the weather conditions in your local climate. Although wood pergolas were one of the first styles to explode onto the scene, more options are available now than ever before. We encourage you to select

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10 Ways To Refresh Your Outdoor Environment

This year the springtime season of renewal and rejuvenation is especially significant. One of the positive outcomes of the prolonged pandemic is that many people learned to live as they always should have been. People are moving back to their hometowns because they miss the community They are building new homes, some downsizing, and others upsizing Lots of families are renovating their current homes Experts expect this trend to continue as the economy strengthens. We do too because clients are telling us their lifestyles have changed and they want to create the right environment to support it. Here are our recommendations for

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Big Under Deck Spaces Make Bold Outdoor Rooms

If your home has an above-ground deck, there is valuable space beneath it. But unless you take the steps to unlock that value, such as waterproofing it to protect the space below, its functionality will remain limited. Getting that space finished with a new underdecking system can transform it into additional outdoor and indoor living space that will enhance your lifestyle and increase the value of your home. Plan To Maximize Under Deck Possibilities When homes are built the infrastructure for expansion is hidden behind walls, and sometimes within concrete slabs. Your under deck space is fully accessible, and if

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