Torontonians love the outdoors and want to enjoy for as long as possible. To take advantage of the spring, summer, and autumn months, more and more homeowners are extending their indoor living space outdoors.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Landscape Structures (http://www.LandscapeStructures.ca), the Greater Toronto Area’s leading custom design, build, and landscape maintenance provider, is weighing in on the growing popularity of outdoor living spaces after warmer weather hit the GTA this past spring and summer.
“Torontonians love the outdoors and want to enjoy for as long as possible. To take advantage of the spring, summer, and autumn months, more and more homeowners are extending their indoor living space outdoors,” says Sue Shorey, operations manager at Landscape Structures. “On top of that, homeowners know that a professionally designed outdoor living space can add value to not just their lives, but also their property values.”
Shorey explains that an increasing number of property owners in the Greater Toronto Area are discovering the joys of eating, relaxing, and entertaining in backyard spaces designed specifically for their purposes. Some of the outdoor living space features most in demand from Landscape Structures are patios, custom barbecue islands, outdoor kitchens, bars, fireplaces, firepits, and installed seating areas, such as benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, and boulders.
Unfortunately, Shorey notes, building a backyard oasis, whether it’s a patio or fireplace, is a lot of work and can require moving lots of dirt, which takes heavy equipment, such as a backhoe or truck. Depending on the design, property owners may also need gravel, sand, and other materials.
“When it comes to extending an indoor living space outdoors, it really is best to hire a professional contractor. Some projects may look easy, but there are a number of logistics that can make it quite complex; especially if it involves water, electricity, carpentry, and masonry,” she adds. “On top of that, certain custom structures, including pergolas, arbours, studios, custom pool cabanas, and outdoor bars and kitchens may require a building permit.”
Shorey observes that custom outdoor projects, including kitchens, barbecue islands, fireplaces, seating, and cabanas, are a great way to extend a home’s living space. With a warm fireplace, homeowners can extend the amount of time they spend enjoying their backyard, being able to sit on the patio from early spring into late fall.
“There are many different ways to maximize the enjoyment of a backyard from the comfort of one’s own home, and one of the best ways is to bring the convenience of the indoors outdoors,” Shorey concludes. “And like any addition, homeowners need to make sure the design, materials, and finished project of their outdoor living space fits in seamlessly with the rest of their home. Homeowners also need to hire a team of professionals with a proven track record of creating outdoor living spaces that match not just their budget, but also their vision.”
As the top landscape contractor and designer in the GTA, Landscape Structures has over 20 years of experience designing innovative, enjoyable landscapes that work harmoniously with the natural environment. As one of Ontario’s premier full-service design, build, and maintenance landscaping firms, Landscape Structures offers a wide range of services designed to exceed its clients’ needs in the most efficient and cost-effective methods. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured, Landscape Structures’ award-winning landscape design/service team’s complete range of services includes landscape design; native plantings; sod, trees, and shrubs; landscape construction; decks; fences; pergolas; tree houses; lawn care; horticultural assessment; paving stone walkways; stone garden bed retainers; waterfall landscaping; storm water ponds; seasonal cleanup; and snow and ice removal. To learn more about Landscape Structures, visit the company’s web site at http://www.LandscapeStructures.ca or contact Landscape Structures at info(at)landscapestructures(dot)ca or by calling 1-416-854-2124.