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Backyard Patio Transformation

This backyard patio transformation included a new fire pit, seatwall, basketball rim, patio, walkway, and landscaping. What a beautiful backyard makeover! It's hard to believe that this is the same space. When your backyard looks this good you will never want to be inside. https://youtu.be/BI4oQOEGXjQ

By | January 27th, 2015|ODB Projects|Comments Off on Backyard Patio Transformation

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

There are many options for features for your outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is a large project and commitment, so it is good to have an idea of what you want before getting a design. Before you begin the process, take a look at these different features and get some great outdoor kitchen ideas. […]

By | September 23rd, 2014|ODB Blog|Comments Off on Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Create Character with Landscape Lighting

If you’re struggling to think of ways to enhance your outdoor landscape beauty this year, consider exploring the world of landscape lighting. Whether it’s lighting for your path, pond, or patio; there are a variety of options from local stores. Here are different varies of landscape lighting from images on Google.      *Here’s a tip for landscape lighting: when choosing lighting sources, use LED bulbs. Though they are a bit more expensive in the market place, they are more energy efficient wattage wise and save you money on your energy bills. 

By | February 20th, 2014|ODB Blog|Comments Off on Create Character with Landscape Lighting

Planning your project now gives advantage

Though the Spring is about a month away, getting a head start on your project planning will do more benefit than harm. We tend to postpone activities based on priority; but if creating a new backyard, patio, deck, or any other landscape changes is something you want to do this year, it’s never too early to begin thinking about your dream design. Start off with recording your ideas, create a wish list of what you desire to have done this season. Next, create a vision board based off of an image you saw online that inspires you, or a color scheme you would like to have. A final note is your budget; how much are you willing to spend on this project and why? Be realistic about what you can provide so when you move onto the consulting phase that you have a broad idea of what you want done and how much you can contribute to it. The next phase is contacting us for consulting. We’re here to listen to your ideas, wishes, and needs to come up with [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|ODB Blog|Comments Off on Planning your project now gives advantage

Why Pavers are worth the investment

Though concrete is commonly used for patios, driveways, and walkways due to the cheaper cost and low maintenance, pavers are a better investment for your home in the long run. First, pavers have a longer durability with mother nature. Earthquakes, erosion, temperature, and other seasonal affects cause damage and deep cracks to concrete; destroying that smooth even surface. This leaves room for weeds and moss to nest homes in. Repairs of course can be made, but the surface becomes uneven, as if a piece of tape was used to keep a paper together. Also, If the damage was severe and you would want to replace it, it would become a challenge due to the permanence of the material. This brings us to our next support of pavers; adaptability and customization. Pavers allow the imagination to run free with architectural designs and layouts. If you decided to give a different feel in your backyard, you could change the arrangement without completely demolishing your outdoor layout. If you plan to ever sell your home, a beautiful driveway and backyard is going to [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|ODB Blog|Comments Off on Why Pavers are worth the investment