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In our part of Colorado, we have beautiful scenery and weather to enjoy all the time—and that’s why we love helping people create beautiful outdoor living spaces all throughout the greater Denver area, including Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.
When our clients called to help improve their outdoor living space for their Denver backyard, we were more than happy to assist in planning out and installing a design that looked gorgeous and also incorporated many natural elements of our state. At Alive Outside Landscaping, we have more than 30 years of experience and are also ICPI certified contractors so we are able to plan out and install the highest quality projects.
One element our client wanted to add was a custom fire pit. Custom fire pits are a great addition to any outdoor living space, as they provide a great area to gather around for roasting marshmallows or extra warmth on chilly fall evenings. A fire feature can also add value to your home.
This fire pit was constructed from concrete blocks in the middle of one of their new patio areas so that the homeowners can set up furniture around it.
For this project, we constructed three patios that all merge together for a large outdoor living space. The first patio is attached directly to the home so that the homeowner and their family can directly step...
Adding outdoor living space to your home in Fort Collins, CO, can increase property value and also give you extra space for entertaining friends and family. It’s a great way to create a space that you can love and enjoy all year.
When this homeowner came to us with a desire for an improved outdoor living space, we consulted with them on what their needs were and then designed a space that not only looks beautiful but is also highly functional.
Our homeowner wanted an outdoor living space for entertaining. They wanted to include a custom fire pit, build a retaining wall, add in some steps down to the rest of the yard, and put in a spot for their hot tub. We took these needs into consideration during the landscape design phase.
Retaining walls prevent soil erosion and also help with the overall aesthetics of a property. In this case, we added a retaining wall that also had a raised planter bed. This gives the homeowner an additional area where they can opt to add in more of our beautiful native Colorado plants.
This retaining wall that we built using concrete blocks served as the base for the rest of the project, as it helped to elevate the outdoor living space from the rest of the yard.
For easy access to the rest of the yard, we added in stone steps in the front and off to the side.