Saturday, September 7, 2013

Designing your "ideal" outdoor room

You can enjoy your outdoor living space by re-thinking your home’s landscape. Planting a few trees and shrubs along your home's foundation isn't going to cut it especially if you enjoy grilling and eating outdoors, bird watching or hosting guests. The outdoor spaces you desire need to be identified by “function” (e.g., grill area, flower garden, quiet space) first, then the design process can begin. Michigan State University Extension says that by combining basic principles such as scale, balance, repetition and dominance with artistic elements such as line, form, color and texture, you can create a beautiful landscape canvas to enjoy for many years to come.
To enjoy your outdoor living space may require
 re-thinking your home’s landscape.
Photo by Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension

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