Custom Homes – let’s talk exterior! 

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So you’re thinking about building a custom home. We know you’ve done a ton of thinking about the inside. Now it’s time to pull all the pieces together and get the outdoor living space coordinated as well.

When it comes to custom garden designs, the possibilities are endless. The Cameron team are pros at helping you create a garden that reflects your own unique personality and style. With an eye for grade changes, elevations, pavers, and rock features, or that a lavish outdoor spa, we know a thing or two about building that epic yard.

As we’ve already talked about the interior and looked at kitchen countertop choices and bathroom designs, today we are going to delve into the decisions about your home’s exterior living spaces. 

Here’s our Cory sharing some wisdom on the matter.

Don’t neglect the exterior 😔

When we’re building a custom home one of the biggest issues we face when planning the backyard, is that people are so focused on the house that they forget the outdoor experience. Rather than neglecting the yard and putting off landscaping for a couple of years, it’s so much easier to incorporate it during the planning stage. 

You should be thinking about where you want to have your pools, your spa, your entertainment space, so we can get the infrastructure laid down all at the same time. This will help us to forecast where we need to pour concrete and tackle any other heavy lifting that’s needed, like bringing in your fire pits and servicing your gas lines. 

We also don’t want to overlook garden beds, elevation changes, and even irrigation. We can do that all at the same time while we’re in construction. It makes for a seamless operation. 

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What’s the vision for your yard?

First, it’s important to consider the purpose of the outdoor space and how you plan to use it. Is it for entertaining guests? Relaxing after a long day? Are you an avid gardener? Edible garden? Room for kids to run around?

Once you know what you want from your outdoor space, we can start thinking about the specific design elements that will make it perfect for you.

Some popular features of custom outdoor spaces include exotic rock and water features, designer stone pavers, as well as entertainment spaces for a true living room feeling. 

Cameron partners with Rainforest Outdoor Living to bring you the very best and highest quality products for your outdoor living spaces. 

The concept of modern landscaping 

Modern landscaping is an approach to garden design that emphasizes simplicity and functionality. Traditional gardens were more formalized, often based on symmetrical designs and used ornamental plants to create a sense of order and structure. 

Modern gardens are designed for practical purposes, not just for show, and promote more functional spaces that people could use to relax and enjoy nature. 

Modern is your stone tiles, lighted pathways, a yard full of shrubs, colorful flowers and trees.

Traditional is your japanese gardens, your gardens with sculptures, mosaics, or other artwork. 

Custom garden ideas

Cannonball friendly?!

Elegant Eden - Custom Home

Soakin’ in a summers eve

Chilling under a covered deck with a Firepit

Round of golf followed by a soak?

Simplistic Beauty

Barqueue lifestyle 

I don’t know about your family, but the barbecue lifestyle is key to getting all the Cameron family together and enjoying our outdoor space, especially in the summertime.

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How does it work? We come to you

One of the first questions we ask is, can we come and see your property? 

We love getting the team out there into your yard, they’ve got an awesome eye for visualizing where the sun’s coming from and dreaming what’s possible. 

And Cory particularly loves working with grades and getting a lot of elevation incorporated into the patios, the garden beds, the landscaping, and we can make a seemingly simple space look absolutely incredible. 

Dream it

There’s so many beautiful things you can have in your outdoor space. We love when we can extend that outdoor season by bringing in fire pits, barbecues, natural gas heaters, which allows you to go right into the wintertime and still be comfortable with your family. Go one step further with hot tubs, saunas, the sky’s the limit. 

Want to talk about building that epic patio?

Call us and let’s make some magic happen outside.

For those that need a bit of help getting inspiration, we have tons of pictures of our work along with a beautiful Home Center we designed to help you see and feel what we do and what you can expect at the end of the day with a home by Cameron. We look forward to working with you!

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