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The Benefits of a Thoughtful Home Landscape Design

People who choose to live in Colorado have a well-known, and well-earned, reputation for their love of the great outdoors. 

The homeowners of this Elite Landscape & Outdoor Living project had a vision for an outdoor oasis just a step from their own backdoor with a focus on the ability to gather as a family and to entertain in the fresh Colorado air, no matter what season. 

They chose Elite to help transform their dated, mostly unusable, slanted backyard into a functional entertainment, relaxation, and recreational space.

This project began with a handful of ideas. According to the family, “We wanted a space that was great for family dinners, grilling out and entertaining. We knew we wanted a grilling space, fire pit, a sitting area, bar, TV, music and an overhang.” 

By providing the homeowners with CAD designs and numerous material samples, Elite ensured this project met the entertaining, outdoor lifestyle envisioned by the owners.

Elite’s mission statement is to create extraordinary outdoor spaces, deliver exceptional quality, and to always exceed their client’s expectations. Elite’s project manager recommended a retaining wall along the back edge of the property which allowed for the installation of a large, level grass area. This area maximizes the use of the space and complements the owner’s goals of entertaining as well as visually extending the yard. 

While the retaining wall is an important contribution to the success of this project, the homeowner said, “I think the fire pit is everyone’s favorite… and the big screen outdoor TV that Dad can watch sports on, while the girls are inside consuming the latest Bachelorette episode.” 

The custom designed gabled roof structure with engineered roof trusses ensures the outdoor kitchen and the dining area can be used year-round. At 24’ x 18’ the patio cover provides ample protection for the built-in grill, bar, seating, and outdoor television. The soffit, trim and roof were designed to match the design of the home and the custom tongue and groove cedar ceiling is a beautiful feature.

The homeowner continued, “The covered patio and furniture invites us outside daily. Prior to this project, we wouldn’t spend much time, certainly not daily, in our backyard. It’s really as if we doubled the size of our house and useable space.”

Being outdoors is a lifestyle. And when it’s this close to home, it’s even easier to love.