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3D Landscape Design: Do I Need It and the Cost for Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA?

If you’re having a complete outdoor living project designed and installed then you want to know exactly what it’s going to look like when it’s complete. After all, if you’re investing heavily into a project, you ought to be able to know what you’re getting.

While you may be aware of typical design options, such as an overhead 2D rendering, you may be looking for something more than that. As a visual person, you may want something a lot more realistic so that you can ensure you and your designer are truly on the same page.

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10 Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplace Ideas for Your Home in Ashburn, Aldie, or Leesburg, VA

If you’re thinking about adding some sort of fire feature to your property then you may be wondering what your options are. You may know that you want something unique (not a boring, typical feature) but you’re not sure exactly what that means for you.

You may have been searching for outdoor fireplace ideas and fire pit ideas in order to come up with something that will work as part of a complete outdoor living space. After all, you likely want your fire feature to be the “icing on the cake,” that really helps you love (and use) your space to the fullest.

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Ashburn, VA Landscape Design Case Study: Adding 3 Outdoor Living Rooms

When you’ve invested in a landscape project, you want to see the final result come together the way you envisioned. The last thing that you want is to be left with an outdoor living space that’s not only not what you wanted, but one that has a lot of mistakes.

Unfortunately, that was the case for this landscape design in Ashburn, VA. When we were brought in, the Czajkowski family expressed to us that they were incredibly unhappy with the screened-in porch and deck they had gotten built by another contractor. There were quite a few problems with its design and construction.

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Haymarket, VA Landscape Design Case Study: Outdoor Kitchen, Deck, Weather-Defying Patio & More

Work hard, play hard is the mantra of this hard-working family who enjoys spending their weekends entertaining guests with some good food and drinks. It wouldn’t be uncommon to find 30 or 40 guests over on any given weekend—oftentimes friends from the close-knit neighborhood. On top of that, these homeowners love hosting their annual family reunion of 100+ guests each year.

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Willowsford, VA Landscaping Case Study: Family-Friendly Patio

There’s nothing quite like spending time outside—assuming you have the right space for it. After all, homeowners don’t just want a yard, they want a yard they can actually use. Adding hardscaped areas is one of the best ways to get more usable space out of a backyard.

On any project, the main objective is to encourage people to spend more time outside with highly functional spaces that meet all of their needs. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to wonder how they can incorporate a backyard that fulfills everyone’s interests.

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8 of the Best Hardscape Ideas for a Dream Backyard in Ashburn, Aldie and Leesburg, VA

Posted On: June 27,2017 By: Rock Water Farm

Hardscaped areas are a great way to add value and purpose to your backyard. Whereas softscaping involves using plant material such as turfgrasses, shrubs, and trees, hardscaping involves using stone, wood, and other materials to create solid surfaces and structures. By hardscaping areas of your property you increase functionality and create spaces where you can set up furniture, have an outdoor kitchen, or can even have a fire feature such as an outdoor fireplace.

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A Step By Step Guide to Landscape Design for your Ashburn, Aldie or Leesburg, VA Home

Posted On: May 09,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

As you get started with your outdoor living project, there is a tremendous amount of value in having a professional landscape design completed. While many landscape companies build without a design, this can lead to problems such as faulty construction, bad material choices, or spatial problems (perhaps a patio that is too small or one that doesn’t take nearby tree growth into account).

You could also wind up with something completely different than what you envisioned. If you don’t work through a design with your landscape contractor, you won’t have had the opportunity to see things in advance and make decisions on what you like (and don’t like).

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An Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Which is Best for My Ashburn, Aldie or Leesburg, VA Backyard?

Posted On: April 18,2017 By: Todd Thomasson

All fire features have some of the same allure including their ability to throw light and heat onto your outdoor living space as well as their magnetic draw. Everyone seems to love gathering around a fire for both its looks and its warmth.

While both an outdoor fireplace or fire pit would give you these same benefits, you might be trying to figure out which is the better option for your backyard. There are definitely some key points to take into consideration as you try to determine which is best for your home in Ashburn, Aldie, Leesburg, VA or surrounding areas.

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