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Great Falls, VA Hardscaping Case Study: A Welcoming Paver Driveway

Posted On: July 11,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

When it comes to entertaining and hosting others, even the front yard requires some thought. Considering the fact that this Great Falls, VA family enjoys entertaining and often has multiple cars parked in their driveway, they needed a bigger hardscaped space. 

The decision to redesign (and ultimately widen) their driveway, also lead them to consider some unique options for hardscaping at their Great Falls, VA home. The result was an impressive aesthetic upgrade.

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What Type of Inground Pool is Best for Northern Virginia? 5 Tips to Get Your Dream Backyard

Posted On: July 01,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

Whether you’ve just started your research on adding an inground pool or you’ve been at it for a little while, you want to feel confident that you’re making the best choices possible. 

But with so much information (and so many options) out there for homeowners in the Ashburn, Aldie, and Leesburg, VA area, it’s not hard to start feeling a little bit overwhelmed by it all. 

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Want an Infinity Edge Pool? Here are 4 Points to Ponder

Posted On: March 27,2019 By: Todd Thomasson

The trends in pool design often tend to follow what’s popular at vacation resorts. Homeowners go on a trip, experience a spectacular pool, and then want to add something similar to their Northern Virginia backyard in order to create a “staycation” destination.

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Warrenton, VA Landscape Design Case Study: Pool, Fireplace, Pavilion, Patio, and More

Good design is not just about beauty and aesthetics but also about functionality. In fact, when it comes to an extensive outdoor living design, functionality should always come first. After all, if the space doesn’t meet the your needs, you aren’t going to use it.

In this particular landscape design in Warrenton, VA, there were some very specific needs that would have to be met in order to make the space usable. Because there were family members with ability challenges who visited the home often, it was essential that the entire space was built on one single level. This would make the space usable by everyone.

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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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Great Falls, VA Landscape Design Case Study: The Perfect Mix of Stone, Plants, and Lighting

Spending time as a family outdoors can be made all that much more enjoyable with an outdoor living area offering a variety of amenities. But backyard that is outdated and starting to deteriorate can detract from not only the aesthetics but the overall functionality of the space.

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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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Leesburg, VA Landscape Design Case Study: Using Stone, Brick & More for Great Curb Appeal

A front yard should do a lot of things. For one, it should make friends and family feel welcome. It should help make your home look inviting and should help usher visitors from the driveway to the front door with ease.

But it should also “wow.” It ought to make passersby do a double take and add to the overall value of your home. It should make your home the most stunning on the block rather than look like every other cookie-cutter front yard around.

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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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