Six Fundamental Elements of a Custom Outdoor Living Space

Six Fundamental Elements of a Custom Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces are an extension of your home. Crafting a space that provides both form and function and completely aligns with the aesthetic of your home isn’t an easy feat and often requires the skill of a professional.

Milosi landscape is a full-service landscape company in Middle Tennessee comprised of professionals who are passionate about landscape and outdoor living. One of our team’s key capabilities is creating the perfect outdoor oasis for our clients to enjoy with their families.

When we take on an outdoor living project, we completely manage the project from the initial idea to the final reveal. We start with an on-site, in-person consultation where our outdoor living design professionals help you visualize what’s possible within your space and budget.

We then move into the design phase, and our design and horticulture pros will propose a plan that includes ground cover, flower beds and planters, outdoor living spaces, patios, and paver paths. We will present the plan to you along with budgets and timelines.

This custom-crafted plan will include the following six elements that, when cohesively aligned, will provide you with the lush outdoor living space of your dreams.

Hardscapes: Outdoor Living Element #1

Your outdoor living space may benefit from the design and installation of hardscapes that could include paved areas, driveways, retaining walls, sleeper walls, stairs, walkways, and any other landscaping made up of hard-wearing materials. Typically, hardscapes are constructed from materials such as wood, stone, or concrete. These elements provide both beauty and function to your space, and have the potential to increase the curb appeal and value of your property.

Patios and Pavers: Outdoor Living Element #2

In addition to the hardscaping options detailed above, a well-designed outdoor living space generally includes a patio. Patios are proven to boost the value of your property and can be one of the most relaxing places to spend your time. The Milosi landscape team designs and builds custom patios using concrete, pavers, stone, or brick. Whether your home is an urban condo setting or a large estate, a patio provides extended livable space that’s perfect for entertaining or relaxing.

Pavers are used to carve pathways through your property or to create patios. Our landscape installation crew will install your patio or pavers using industry-specific best practices to ensure that your outdoor living space is protected from weeds and drains efficiently.

Walls: Outdoor Living Element #3

Specifically, walls may be used in your landscape design / build project to separate spaces, provide support for vertical faces of soil, create efficient drainage for the changes in elevation that are common in Tennessee, and to serve as decorative elements throughout your outdoor living space. Our walls are erected using materials that are designed to stand the test of time and to be integrated seamlessly into the design of your outdoor space.

Firepits and Fireplaces: Outdoor Living Element #4

A firepit or fireplace can add an element of beauty to your outdoor living space while also providing the warmth that welcomes outdoor gatherings during cooler weather. A custom-built outdoor fireplace is an investment that adds sophistication to your property, and our landscape design team can guide you through the process of creating an outdoor fireplace that suits your tastes and budget.

Outdoor Kitchens: Outdoor Living Element #5

An outdoor kitchen offers you the unique ability to entertain your guests outdoors while preparing a meal. Increasingly popular, outdoor kitchens can be comprised of a built-in grill, wine cooler, prep space, outdoor pizza oven, sinks, and more. Almost anything can be included in your outdoor kitchen, and our team can guide you toward making your vision come to life.

Lighting: Outdoor Living Element #6

An investment in outdoor lighting is invaluable. Outdoor lights can enhance the security of your property by creating fewer spaces that are shrouded in shadows and susceptible to intruders. Illuminated walkways also make traveling through your property safer by providing increased visibility. Lights can also open up your patio and other outdoor spaces to night time entertaining and can dramatically enhance the curb appeal of your property.

Whether you’re ready for a complete remodel or design / build, or you’re hoping to revamp your outdoor living space in stages, the team at Milosi landscape can create an outdoor living oasis that serves as an extension of your home. As passionate people who are committed to landscaping, horticulture, and serving our clients, we would be honored to work with you on your outdoor space.

Ready to create your very own oasis in your backyard? Contact Milosi landscape today!