How to Design an Amazing Outdoor Space for Your Home

The summer months in the Twin Cities is a great time to make some changes to your outdoor space. Designing an outdoor space that you’ll look forward to spending time in doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank. The essential elements for a beautiful outdoor area are the same at any price point.

Define the Living Area

Regardless of the size of your space, define the living area through the use of patios, decks and/or furniture.


Use landscaping and pots to add color and texture to your space. You might want to use seasonal plants for color as well as larger evergreens and trees to add contrast and year-round foliage.modern home builders minneapolis

Water Features

Nothing is more relaxing than the sound of water. From extravagant water falls to simple table-top fountains, water features are a must for every outdoor space.

Also, Stephanie McWilliams, Host of FunShui via HGTV has some great Feng Shui ideas for your outdoor front and backyard.

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Fire Pits

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are extremely popular. With a wide variety of pre-fabricated options, every outdoor area can include a warm, inviting flame. Enjoy your outdoor space during the colder months with a fire feature.

The ultimate outdoor experience is one of the best features of the modern home. By incorporating a few simple elements to your outdoor space, you can create an inviting area that you and your guests will enjoy.

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